The Idaho Fish and Game once again demonstrated their blatent disregard for life, by unjustifiably killing an endangered Grizzly Bear. Last week a man in Eastern Idaho was mauled by a Grizzly Bear. The mauling occurred on his property and was likely the result of the bear trying to defend a moose carcass which was left over from the winter. Because of the mauling, the Idaho Fish and Game trapped and killed the bear.
The argument for killing the bear appears to be that the bear might do it again? One Fish and Game officer also said that the bear could have rabies! An apparent way for the officer to justify what he was doing.
Anyone with wildlife experience should know that most animals, especially carnivours, will fight to protect their food. If this bear was really out to eat people, I guarrantee that it would have been successful in doing so! It most likely just wanted to keep the man away from the area.
To put this in perspective, the bear was guilty of our law of battery. For that, we have given the bear an immediate death sentance. It isn't like this bear was a repeat offender, breaking into houses, chasing or hunting people in the streets. No, it was in its element, far from population centers, in its surroundings, doing what bears do - just trying to survive.
We could have relocated the bear, we could have hazed the bear from the area, we could have let it be!
When will our society learn to live with nature? When will we learn that we are dependent upon nature for our own survival? When will we look at the bear and realize that it also has a right to the land? When will we stop killing things just because they "could" be a threat?