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Wildlife Protection Group Receives 300 Boxes of Acorns for Hungry Bears

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A wildlife protection group in Gunma, Japan, has received some 300 boxes of acorns from across the country as part of its efforts to prevent starving bears from coming down to residential areas.


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Bette M (91)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:50 pm
This is just super!!!!!
I collect acorns & now have four little oak trees growing!!

"There is an entire fore in every acorn."
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.........

Marti Williams (170)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 6:55 pm
I hope this is successful...bear human contact is not usually a happy outcome for the bear...

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:07 am
great news

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 8:23 am
love this!

Terry Porter-fahey (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 9:01 am
This is so uplifting! Thank you.

Melanie Andrus (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:47 pm
Thinking this is a viable help for bears in lots of other places! Spread the word (and the acorns!)!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:47 pm
this is so wonderful!!!!!!! am very happy with nthis news!!!!!! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley H (49)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:56 pm
Since when did bears like acorns for food.
Shirley H.

Helene B (19)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:16 pm
Thank you Japan for taking care of your bears.

Bette M (91)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:46 pm
I hope they plant some of the acorns to become trees of course.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011........

Bracha Katz (31)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:48 pm
Thanks Naoko, great news

Patricia A (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:33 pm
Now here someone was using their head and their heart. THIS is the kind of thing I am talking about-instead of putting out poison and or shooting them-look at the root of the problem! Yeah congratulations, so simply yet so smart. Hope it works! Thanks for this!

Geynell Eskite (68)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:44 pm
This is the perfect story for any jackass that justifies hunting as a way to "help" animals that are starving by "thinning out" the population because they can't find food. My response has always been, "So why do you have to kill them? Why don't you just buy them lunch"? Well done, Japan. Great example.

Angela W (27)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:46 pm
Thank Heavens for kind people! Hopefully it will make enough difference.

Bette M (91)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:49 pm
With seven billion people on this planet
I do believe there are more of us than bears!!!

If any population needs thinning out it is the human
race like down to a million & kept there!!!!!!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011..........

Ann L (15)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:53 pm
Noted. Thanks Japan for helping the bears.

Richard E Cooley (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 5:03 pm
Great news!

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 5:58 pm
Such a great alternative to killing them!

Gloria H (88)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 6:19 pm
Now if they could only rally around helping the whales! :(

Justin R (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 11:03 pm
Thank you to all the people who help animals!

Julie D (38)
Monday January 17, 2011, 1:40 am
A good news story for a Monday with an idea which could work in other places where bears come into conflict with people.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday January 17, 2011, 7:47 am
Thanks for the uplifting story, Naoko.

Suzanne Hall (7)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:57 am
Good news!

Phillip I (67)
Monday January 17, 2011, 9:48 am

leanne Torio (244)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 8:55 am
Why couldn't Canada have fed the dying baby polor bear with the starving mom instead of just filming it and letting them die - if I saw that I would have bought a side of beef, how could anyone just sit by and watch that - I hope the other countries take Japan's lead and not let our animals starve to death - we all need to do much better!

Bette M (91)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 9:14 am
Leanne.....Remember this:
Whenever an animal is allowed to die there will be a thousand babies born in its' place.
Think about that for awhile!!!!

Man is afterall a selfish greedy monster against Mother Nature.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.
2011 is the year of the forest............

wendy w (47)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 4:45 pm
Great idea. Now if they would stand up for the whales & dolphins.

Jacki Hileman (20)
Wednesday January 19, 2011, 9:30 pm
I like this story, at least some are trying to help the animals to prevent interaction.
I heard Canada takes road kills and leaves them by their hibercation caves...!

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 1:52 pm
Great story. Sometimes if you ask, you will get what is needed - especially for animals. Most people seem to have a good heart when it comes to helping out the animals, since they can't speak for themselves. People tend to get themselves into their own predictuments, animals are forced into these situations by people.
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