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Bar Owner Plans to Roast Bear for NFL Game

Bar Owner Plans to Roast Bear for NFL Game

The owner of Tiffany Sports Lounge in St. Paul Minnesota said he was planning to cook a black bear in a pig roaster. His point was to signal his support for the Green Bay Packers and disdain for the Chicago Bears, who were matched in the NFC Championship game to determine who goes to the Super Bowl.

The bear was shot by the sports bar owner’s cousin in Wisconsin legally during their hunting season. “We’re roasting a 180 pound black bear for the Bears, Packers game. [A] little good-spirited rivalry for our friends in Chicago,” Montpetit said. (Source: KARE) The bear was going to be served to customers at the bar, however, state health officials nixed the idea. They said since the meat is unprocessed, it wouldn’t be safe to give to the  public. (In 2000, an outbreak of trichinellosis was attributed to inadequately cooked wild bear meat.) Instead, the cooked bear will be served at a party in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says in 2010, 5,000 bears were hunted and killed in the state. In 2008, there were 1,396 bear complaints, and if the number was about the same for 2010, far more bears were harvested than there were complaints.

A number of these “problem bears” are actually the result of people leaving their garbage out, and in some cases actually feeding the bears, and yet are the people who do so fined? In 2009, a young adult bear walked into a grocery store, and headed right for a beer cooler, which suggests the bear had been fed beer, otherwise it wouldn’t have known what it is, and to focus on it. They also say they don’t know precisely how many bears are in the state, “Because black bears primarily use forested habitats, it is not possible to count them directly.” (Source: WDNR) So they use a model developed for estimating their population, which could be as many as 30,000.

It is extremely rare for a black bear to attack a human, and even then it is often because the person has crossed into their territory unwittingly, or come between a mother and cubs. The black bear diet is mainly vegetarian, so they have no interest in hunting a human.

Roasting an innocent animal that was killed in an unnecessary hunt, to express some sense of rivalry over a football game seems to go against the spirit of competition, which is fair play and teamwork.

There is a petition for ceasing the annual Wisconsin bear hunts.

Image Credit:  Alan Vernon

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1:32PM PDT on May 5, 2013

Hopefully bear owner will play a little football with all the buds prior to the game, suffer a concussion and bear dines on idiot and the rest of the idiots high tail it home . Authorities take bear and place bear in santuary where bear is safe and idiot is no longer among us! Now that's a great pre-game warm up!!!

7:18AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Yuk!

6:00AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

I hope the bear has cooties/mange/rabies/etc and makes this idiot and his drunken friends sick as h*ll!

4:42PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Disgusting and shows the low mentality of anyone who would do this! His cousin is a hunter who shot this bear. Many hunters, unfortunately, display a total lack of empathy and total disregard for the life of other beings! Maybe this is why they hunt in the first place.

10:17AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

WHY IS THE PETITION TO HALT THE BEAR HUNT CLOSED? EVERYONE HERE SHOULD TAKE THIS A STEP FURTHER AND WRITE TO THE TOURISM BOARD IN WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA AND TO THEIR STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. HELP THESE BEARS BY DOING SOMETHING OTHER THAN COMMENTING ON THIS SITE. YOU ALL HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE CHANGES IN BAD LAWS AND BEHAVIORS SO GET OF THE COUCH AND HELP THESE BEARS.

1:57AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

sick

6:39AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

He'd better roast himself. At least he'd win a Darwin Award...

6:39AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

He'd better roast himself. At least he'd win a Darwin Award...

6:00AM PDT on May 10, 2011

What a pathetic bonehead. Of course, the bear always gets the short end of the stick. The biggest threat to any wild animal is the human predator.

7:31PM PST on Mar 4, 2011

Why is this barbaric caveman behaviour condoned?

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