Montana bears and cubs killed after being fed by humans.
Five adult black bears and two cubs have been culled in Montana after ongoin feeding from a local resident led to them becoming dependent on humans for food, and associating humans with receiving a meal. The animals were removed die to the danger they posed to other local residents.
The largest bears, a male and a female, were bizarrely heavy, which indicated their unnatural feeding habits. This not only poses a risk to humans, but compromises the bears’ health and welfare. Rangers are unsure how many other bears in the area have been affected.
Feeding bears and other wildlife is illegal in Montana, and in many other places around the world.
Please, please, PLEASE
never feed bears or any other wild animals. In many situations like this, it directly leads to their death, and is a severe health and welfare risk in the meantime.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
10/07/12 at 9:31am