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Time to Get Rid of Bears, Says Conservative

Time to Get Rid of Bears, Says Conservative

Social conservative Bryan Fischer has written a blog post stating the proper way to deal with grizzly bears is to shoot them on sight. He works at the American Family Association, an organization promoting traditional marriage, a pro-life agenda, and deregulation of the oil industry.

In his opinion piece on Yellowstone grizzlies, Mr. Fischer wrote, “If itís a choice between grizzlies and humans, the grizzlies have to go. And itís time.” (Source: AFA.net) Clearly though, in Yellowstone National Park, it isn’t a case of a choice between grizzly bears and humans. Humans and grizzly bears have been mostly co-existing there for a long time. Mr. Fischer very conveniently does not tell his readers 3.4 million tourists visited Yellowstone so far this year. Instead he focuses on the two people who were killed by bears in the area in the same period. He chooses to overlook the largest part of the situation which is 99.9999995 percent of the millions of visitors to Yellowstone are not killed by grizzly bears, in order to put forth the notion that bears should be eliminated, and the time to do it is now.

He says there is an easy resolution to the delicate balancing act between humans and wild bears, “Of course there is a simple answer: shoot these man-eaters on sight.” (Source: AFA.net) Mr. Fischer appears to be unaware of the fact most of a grizzly bear’s diet is vegetarian. They typically do not eat humans. In fact, it is extremely rare for grizzly bears to eat people. So there certainly is no need to eliminate bears in Yellowstone.

An obvious solution is to limit the number of human visitors to certain areas of the park where bears are not found. If people continue camping and taking food into areas where there are bears, it is inevitable bears will seek out the human food and occasionally attack or try to eat a person because they are predators and omnivores. If people keep a safe distance, however, incidents are very unlikely. Mr. Fischer preferred a decidedly unscientific view however, “God makes it clear in Scripture that deaths of people and livestock at the hands of savage beasts is a sign that the land is under a curse. The tragic thing here is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves.” (Source: AFA.net)

The Bible though is not a scientific document, and includes no reality-based guidelines on bear conservation. So fortunately we do have biologists with scientific training to work on conserving bears and other wild animals, while educating the public about how to avoid animal attacks.

Mr. Fisher on the same blog has stated Muslims in America should be treated like Neo-Nazis. Extremism which recommends destroying innocent wild bears, discriminating against law-abiding citizens and promoting intolerance is easy to spot and dismiss.

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7:15PM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

It's time to get rid of this idiot, lunatic, your choice, Bryan Fisher. It is obvious that until he has his way, he won't be happy. I guess if it is ok to shoot an animal on sight, innocent or not, then it is ok to do the same to lunatics like him.

1:01PM PST on Nov 22, 2011

This guy sounds like a lunatic!

5:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:00AM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

this makes almost as much sense as his saying that Muslims are Neo-Nazis and we need to dispose of them like the good German folk did the Jews????

This dude gives me a headache.... I am dizzy trying to follow his twisted logic

8:26AM PDT on Sep 6, 2011

Seems like a lot more nutcases are coming out of the woodwork lately.

6:30AM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

Perhaps it's time for humans to go Mr. Fisher! It is people like you who will ultimately destroy the world! Also, did it ever occur to you that it is the bears, wolves and other wildlife that draw people to our national parks? Without the wildlife in the national parks, we might as well just camp in our local forest preserves.

9:16AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

Yellowstone National Park should be off limits to people, not the grizzlies who need a safe haven....there is another option to consider: one-half of YNP belongs to the people and the other half belongs to the grizzlies.....sounds reasonable to me. MMB

8:19PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Who do these people think they are? Where does this arrogance come from? ..."the grizzlies have to go?!?" WTF!!! Fischer's probably breeding as well, so he'll just pass it on.

6:59PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Brian Fischer what an idiot!

2:25PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Better yet, let's get rid of Brian Fischer!!! That's a much better idea ☺ Seriously, it's nut jobs like this guy who make our world so terrible to live in. And that's the problem with most so-called Christians: they forgot that God put everything, every living being including plants and animals, here on earth. That should be reason enough to respect the planet.

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