The legal destruction of yet another bear is a deadly indication of “wildlife management” gone wrong! Is the Department of Environment truly serious about addressing human wildlife conflicts with respect to bears? If so: why are they issuing permits to kill/destroy (they call it “harvest”) bears soon after and prior to hibernation? Is this ethical? How is killing when you don’t need to kill, respecting wildlife?
Regardless of one’s opinion/position on hunting (killing), these bears have been habituated to humans who showed no threat to them. The person who killed this animal took full advantage of this situation and destroyed his life.
Bears and other wildlife need and deserve protection from humans. And humans need to lose the right to kill them if Environment truly backs its words with respect to protecting wildlife. Being hypocritical is killing wildlife.
Guns don’t kill wildlife, people kill wildlife – with guns!