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Bear That Wandered in Weston, Wellington, Shot and Killed in Georgia

Animals  (tags: endangered, florida black bear, killed, wildlife )

- 3629 days ago -
The 300-pound black bear who frightened Wellington residents in June was shot and killed Saturday after breaking into a home in Southeast Georgia


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Janet G (108)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 9:33 pm
I am sorry about this. I love bears too.

chris b (2474)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 12:14 am
Another nutter with a gun! What's a matter with these people The bear had been relocated once why not twice, Verbal permission to shoot the bear. Life is so meaningless to some! Ban all guns and weapons now!

Dee C (23)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 9:53 am
People need to take better care of their garbage..leaving none exposed..and or not deliberately leaving food out for them..This only makes it harder for wild animals to survive on their own..

We don't need to ban all guns..just ignorant people..
Thanks Terry..
Sadly noted..

Maru V (42)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 10:56 am
Terry:Im so sorry to hear about this case.Unfortunately this is not going to be the last one.I love bears and we should find a solutin.Thanks.

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 12:51 pm
We have moved in and moved out these Beautiful Bears and all other animals that once had a home or a place that could offer them safe keeping while in or out of seasons. People also feed these Bears and ask why later There are thousands of SIGNS POSTED DO NOT FEED THE BEARS but people out of ignorance are just placing these Bears and all other animals in Harms way.
I feel terrible bad about this situation but living so close to Yosemite National Forest myself I hear often the Bears and other species that are being killed due to people feeding and giving them reason to break in their homes. Another way of removing this Bear could have been darted with tranquilizer? Go Figure!

Dee C (23)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 1:25 pm
They did relocate this bear earlier..The problem being that once they either are fed or are able to get to food..they are not going to stop..Not only is that a danger to humans..but to the animal itself..They get sick..get diseases and can die from eating our food..especially from a garbage can..

It is sad due to human ignorance that so many of these animals die..get killed..I just wish everyone would leave wild life alone..and help them by respecting the law of not befriending or feeding them in the first place..

Elaine R (132)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 2:19 pm

Dee C (23)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 4:50 pm
There are special laws to protect and sage guard wildlife..Sadly they are ignored by far too many..And though it is very sad the bear was shot.. I disagree that this was a gun happy shooter..Its not as if he just decided to pick up a gun and shoot a bear..


chris b (2474)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 1:07 am
Guns are designed to kill! Anyone who seeks to possess a gun must therefore by definition be a potential killer! They point of my original comment being that guns seem to be the first resort when managing wildlife, and that would give the impression that the US has not moved on from it's image of wild western movies taking potshots at anything moving or otherwise. Clearly the bear in question was being monitored to have been orignally tracked and relocated, so some of the blame must lay with whatever the wildlife services do or not! Sadly bears and in the UK foxes, feral cats and dogs rummage through the mountain of uneaten food and waste that humans dispose of so we are also to blame for our wasteful and innappropriate consumption habits. As for not being a gun happy shooter, what one wonders was his purpose in having a gun if he was not happy with the idea. The law of my dads bigger than your dad really belongs in the playground/schoolyard not in wildlife management! However governments are no better with their my Nukes bigger than your Nuke policy! This gun toting mentality goes with the sentiment expressed by drivers of 4x4s who often state they feel safer driving a large vehicle. Take that to it's logical conclusion and everyone would be driving a 180 tonne road train or a conqueror tank! The planet would be finished off more rapidly and Jack or Jackie would not be alright because there will be nought left to eat let alone stick in you gas tank! There is of course no such thing as a bear proof domain so perhaps this people who resort to exrtremmeviolence to wildlife should remember the bears were their long before us and to complain of them entering a land we stole from them is no different to the treatment meted out to the indigenous peoples of the Americas or anywhere else. Sadly these colonial mindsets linger on in much of the US and of course many of those will have UK ancestry!
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