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Bear Euthanasia Leads to Death Threats



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A dangerous bear was euthanized near Reno, and those who reported the problem are being threatened with death by furious bear lovers. From the USA Today story:

The issue arose after the Nevada Department of Wildlife trapped a 263-pound male black bear outside the Evanses’ Incline Village home early Thursday morning. The bear, which had been tranquilized by the Department of Wildlife once and captured and released again as recently as October, was euthanized as a threat to public safety later in the day, said department spokesman Chris Healy.

The bear had attempted to break into Adrienne Evans’ car twice in recent weeks and on Tuesday night succeeded, causing extensive damage to the vehicle’s interior, the couple said. She denied having food inside the vehicle, as alleged by critics. The bear had also walked into an enclosed entryway at the couple’s upstairs condominium on several occasions, the couple said.

I’ll speak slowly: If a bear is a danger to human life, the bear has to be put down. Why? Protecting human life is more important than preserving bear life. 

That should be elementary. These days, for too many anti-humanists, it is incomprehensible.



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