Thursday, August 10, 2006
IF IT'S TOURIST SEASON WHY CAN'T WE SHOOT THEM?
Steve took this picture last week at one of the campsites here at the park. With all the signs, and all the verbal cautions, they're still doing it.
A beautiful bear lost its life last month because it was availing itself to the food left out by stupid campers. Some people called the bear "stubborn" and "dangerous" and "persistent" but all it was doing was making use of a consistent food source. Officials tried to take her away several times but she returned each time -- and why not? Relocated miles away, she had to forage for wild food; back in her familiar territory, she had a plentiful source of very attractive human food for herself and her cubs.
Like Rachel commented .... In so many human vs. animal situations, it's not the animals, it's the humans. The animals are behaving normally, looking out for themselves and their young. The humans are just being stupid.