The bears were here first

We’re willing to kill many of them when we could relocate them.

When are we going to clearly acknowledge the great injustice being committed against wild animals – in this case bears in Surrey – by human deforestation and encroachment on the animals’ natural home grounds that had been theirs millennia before colonization, even by aboriginal peoples.

Too many stray, wild bears and other such potentially dangerous animals are being killed when they behave in a threatening manner towards humans. We’re willing to kill many of them when we could make it a regulated rule to dose them with as much potent tranquilizer as is necessary to encase and relocate them all, alive and well.

But it appears that humanity’s superior-minded nature allows our collective conscience to simply shoot dead such animals for reacting in their natural, predatory manner.

 

Frank G. Sterle, Jr.

White Rock

Surrey North Delta Leader

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