Photographer Documented The Friendship Between A Grey Wolf And A Brown Bear

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By. Ran

Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen captured the amazing sight of a female grey wolf and a male brown bear. The unlikely friendship was documented over the course of ten days in 2013. The duo was captured walking everywhere together, hunting as a team and sharing their spoils.

Each evening after a hard of hunting the pair shared a convivial deer carcass meal together at the dusk in the wilderness.

Image Credit & More Info: kesava | wildfinland.org.

They hung out together for at least 10 days.

“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, told the Daily Mail in 2013 when he took these surprising photos. “From what I could find, it’s actually the first time, at least in Europe, where such a friendship was developed.”

“No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” Lassi continued. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone…It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see.”

Lassi’s guess is as good as any, as there are no scientific studies on the matter, and it is very hard to find such cases – especially in the wild.

“It seems to me that they feel safe being together,” Lassi adds.

The duo comes from two species that are meant to scare everything the meet. However, this male bear and female wolf clearly see each other as friends, focusing on the softer side in one another and eat dinner together.

The two friends were also seeing playing!

The heart touching pictures of the unusual duo was captured by nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen, in the wilderness of northern Finland.

Rare pictures depict the bear and the wolf sharing a meal in leisure!

The friendship looks like something straight out of a Disney movie.

Nature never ceases to amaze us. While scientists are baffled by the unusual friendship, the pair seems to be enjoying each other’s company.

“No one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” said Lassi. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone”.

The friends were seen meeting up every night for 10 days straight.

https://whatzviral.com/photographer-documented-the-friendship-between-a-grey-wolf-and-a-brown-bear/

Human negligence causes deaths of 10 bears in Prince George this spring

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Bear cubs being transferred to Northern Lights Wildlife Society (Cole Kelly, MyPgNow.com staff

Though it’s preventable, the problem still persists.

Prince George Conservation Officers have had to euthanize 10 bears since April, just over two months, due to human negligence.

Two more bear cubs were transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society this week, luckily, they had not been habituated to human food sources, so they have the chance of being rehabilitated back into the wild.

For Sargent Steve Ackles, it’s a frustrating issue.

“I had a lady tell me this morning that it was inconvenient for her to put her garbage in the garage,” he told MyPGNow.

“We’re in the 21st Century and people know what they should do, they’re either just lazy, or don’t want to be inconvenienced and it results in the killing of bears that never should have been conditioned and habituated in the first place.”

When bears become accustomed to a certain food source, like garbage or bird feeders, they become physically defensive of them, making them a danger to the public.

Ackles said those two cubs would also have been killed had they been accustomed to human food, a task that he takes no pleasure from.

“It’s the most horrible thing we have to do in our job.”

“We got into this business to enforce the laws and protect fish and wildlife and the environment, and you know, a little bit of buy in from the public goes a long ways. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like they’re buying in.”

He wanted to reiterate that the Conservation Service does not just destroy a bear because they are present, but because of the behaviours they are exhibiting.

“A lot of times nowadays people don’t call it in because they think we are just going to come and euthanize them. Then first call we get about that bear is that it’s breaking into a car or something that is way over the behaviour spectrum that is considered allowable, that we consider to be a public safety issue.”

“We have no choices then. People have sealed that bear’s fate by not reporting it when it was just starting to come into a populated area and we can at least try to save that bear.”

https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/101994/watch-human-negligence-causes-death-of-10-bears-in-prince-george-this-spring/

Family of bears climb into man’s car and try to ‘steal’ it

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Chad Morris, a barber from Kentucky, was on a holiday with his family in Gatlinburg, Tennessee when he and his mother witnessed a shocking incident involving bears. He was inside the house when he heard his mother’s scream.

Worried about his mom, he rushed outside to see what all the screaming was about only to be shocked by what he saw. In the driveway where his car was parked, a family of bears was climbing into his car, trying to steal it.

Chad Morris

“As soon as I saw them they were walking up to my car and the three cubs hopped in,” said Morris. As the three little bears were playing and rolling around Morris’ car, the mother bear was watching nearby.

Though the mother bear and her children were aware that Morris and his parents were watching them from afar, they just ignored their presence and continued playing in the car, leaning out its windows and messing around anything they could find inside.

Chad Morris

Morris said, “They saw us standing around taking pictures, but they never bothered us.”

Shortly, the bear cubs realized the car would not move and it’s not going anywhere. They finally gave up on exploring things inside and carefully found their way out. Surprisingly, they also tried to maneuver the other car parked in the area.

“They crawled out of the windows and two of them stood up next to my mom and dad’s car, but their windows were up. After five more minutes of walking around the cars they went back down the mountain together, off in the woods,” Morris recounted.”

Chad Morris

Once the naughty cubs got out of the driveway, Morris rushed to check his car for any damage. He was so shocked that his car was still perfectly fine after being invaded by three boisterous bears. “They tore a chunk out of the leather on the driver’s seat by the headrest, and left scratches in a few spots on the interior. One bit down into my protein shake top, and my son’s football has claw marks on it,” Morris added.

After this incident, Morris remembered how much he wanted to see a bear while he was in Tennessee. He even told his friends it is one of his goals. Morris thought the heavens were so quick in granting his wish and he did not only see one but four bears.

He stated, I was telling my friends, I want to see a bear, I want to see a bear you know? Been lifting weights a little bit, want to see a bear, tussle with a bear and it was like well, you get four on one, now what do you wanna do big boy? And I was like nah, I’ll pass.”

Chad Morris

Morris found it hard to move on from this shocking event and because he managed to capture clear and remarkable photos of the incident, he posted them on Facebook and wrote about the bears trying to ransack his car. According to Morris, you can see where the bear too a chunk out of the seat. Of course my cup was right in the middle and that’s where they got a hold of the cup.”

Remember the quote “be careful what you wish for?” This is what seems to have happened with Morris and even though the bears played around inside his car, he is still thankful that his car was not damaged and happy to see actual bears during his vacation. Apparently, for Morris and his family, this shocking event was something they would not forget for the rest of their lives.

https://mypositiveoutlooks.com/family-of-bears-climb-into-mans-car-and-try-to-steal-it/

SIGN: Don’t Kill Adorable Bear Cub Just for Being ‘Too Friendly’

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Petition Target: California Department of Fish and Wildlife

A sweet bear cub may lose her life because she innocently approached a group of snowboarders in Truckee, California.

According to News 4, the cub, whose mom may have died, was looking for food when she discovered newfound friends on the slopes. The bear was extremely friendly, and a video of the encounter is going viral on social media.

This behavior is out-of-character for most bears, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has taken the cub in for evaluation.

Soon, they will determine if the bear will be sent to a sanctuary or put down.

“They were feeding her, handing her sandwiches, in other words taming her…she’s old enough, almost, to be alone, but she’s still dependent. And now, she’s dependent on people,” said Ann Bryant, executive director for the Bear League, a non-profit dedicated to keeping bears safe and wild in their natural habitat, to News 4.

But a helpless, likely-orphaned bear cub doesn’t deserve a death sentence just for approaching humans.

Sign this petition urging The California Department of Fish and Wildlife to spare this innocent cub and send her to a sanctuary where she can gain independence, roam free, and live a safe and happy life.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/sign-dont-kill-adorable-bear-cub-just-for-being-too-friendly/

Nine arrested in Florida for ‘baiting, taking and molesting’ black bears

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By Post Staff Report
December 22, 2018 | 10:05am
A black bear

Florida just became more unbearable.

Nine people were arrested in the Sunshine State this week for “baiting, taking and molesting” black bears and then posting the beat-downs on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, according to a release from the office of the attorney general.

The black bear bullies used dog food, doughnuts, pastries and peanut butter to corner the animals and then unleashed a “dozen dogs that repeatedly bit” them.

The forest fight clubs happened in Baker, Flagler, Marion and Union Counties, according to a statement on the year-long investigation which concluded this week.

“Not only were these gruesome acts of violence repulsive and cruel, they were recorded and posted to social media for the amusement of the defendants,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I doubt they are laughing any longer now that they have been arrested for serious crimes.”

Christopher Elliot Haun, 42; William Landrum, 39; Mark Lindsey, 26; Dustin Reddish, 25; Haley Reddish, 25; Charles Luther Scarbrough III, 30; Hannah Weiner Scarbrough, 27; Troy Travis Starling, 45; and William Tyler Wood, 29, were slapped animal cruelty and other charges.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/22/nine-arrested-in-florida-for-baiting-taking-and-molesting-black-bears/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Petition: Prohibit bear bile farms

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Prohibit bear bile farms

Yesterday I read that a mother bear escaped from her cage and drowned her baby to save her from a lifetime of suffering in a bile farm, then killed herself by banging her head against a wall. I cry and I still get goose bumps when I think about that scene and all that these bears suffer in these places where they are “milked” bile throughout their lives until they die from exhaustion or some infection from open wounds that have. Imagine living that way for more than 30 years, I would also think about committing suicide.

In many countries in Asia, such as China, there are these farms where the bears live in small cages called “crush” that are deliberately small so that the animals can not move, constantly hooked to a catheter that drains the bile while the animals live constantly drugged.

The bears that survive this constant torture of decades, unable to produce more bile, are killed and their body is sold.

It is time for all of us to fight to end these farms of torture, abuse and death.

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/prohibit-bear-bile-farms.html?fl

Heartbreaking News! Beloved Bear Named Cinder Who Was Rescued & Rehabilitated From Wildfires Was Killed By A Hunter In Washington – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
December 13, 2018

Photos from Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), Facebook
It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares the sad news that Cinder, the inspiring bear who was brought to recover in Idaho after her paws were tragically burned in a wildfire four years ago, was shot dead a little more than one year ago, by a heartless hunter.
According to Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR), which cared for Cinder before her release into the wild, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shared the devastating update with the nonprofit organization yesterday.
As noted in one of numerous posts on the IBBR’s Facebook page, WDFW explained that the department had recollared Cinder in her den two years after her initial release. When Cinder’s collar stopped transmitting in October 2017, the department believed she was still hibernating in her den.

Due to heavy snow in the spring, and the cougar creek fire in the summer, the department was not able to go back and retrieve their cameras until September 2018.
“Unfortunately, instead of finding a den,” noted the explanation on Facebook, “we found Cinder’s skeletal remains. It appears that she was killed by a hunter in October 2017.”

Sally Maugan of IBBR shared memories of Cinder, as well as insight into the countless animal rescuers who worked so hard to save her life.
“Not many of us can know the pain and suffering that accompanies burns of that magnitude, the pain of recovery, bandage changes, and all that goes along with it. Yet Cinder was a definite inspiration to humans who also knew that pain and suffering, and to the many supporters around the world who followed her story,” Maugan shared in an emotional post. “I think most of us felt if she could do it, if she could fight to recover, if she could regain her freedom, then we humans could also face our own traumas and survive to live again.”

“As wildlife rehabilitators, we all face the goal of recovery and release,” continued Maugan. “However, we also face the inevitable knowledge that once released, the animals are in charge of their own lives and there is little we can do to impact that.”

IBBR has helped save more that 200 bears over the past 29 years.
“I never met a bear who would consider living in captivity as really living,” said Maugan. “Our tribute to Cinder is to never forget her, to thank her for showing us how to heal in the worst of times, and for her courage and fight to survive to live free again.”
Maugan also made a point to appreciate the WDFW, Pilots N Paws, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc., and everyone involved for all of their “care and kindness in giving Cinder a second chance.”

WAN echoes their appreciation! R.I.P. sweet angel Cinder!

https://worldanimalnews.com/heartbreaking-news-beloved-rescued-rehabilitated-bear-saved-from-wildfires-was-killed-by-a-hunter-in-washington/

 

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Breaking! 200th Bear Arrives At Animals Asia’s Vietnam Sanctuary After Suffering 17 Years Of Bile Farm Misery – World Animal News

By WAN –
October 26, 2018

Animals Asia’s rescue team arrived at their Vietnam Bear Rescue Center on Tuesday, October 23rd after rescuing another female Asiatic black bear from a bile farm in Vietnam’s Cao Bang province.
The rescue marks Animals Asia’s 200th in Vietnam, with the charity having saved a further 418 bears in China.
As a result of the rescue, the bile farm has been shut down and the owners will never again be able to keep bears.
“Rescuing the 200th bear is certainly a milestone for the team, but most importantly, this is another individual rescued, another farm closed, and another step closer to completely eradicating bear bile farming in Vietnam,” said Animals Asia Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen in a statement.
The bear, who does not yet have a name, was originally thought to have been around three years old when registered in 2005. However, her owner claims she bought the bear 17 years ago when she was just a cub weighing an estimated 75 pounds. Moon bears can live to be up to 30 years old.
The rescued bear will now begin a 45-day quarantine period during which she will also receive health care and be introduced to a healthy, species-appropriate diet.
After quarantine, she will be moved to a spacious den where she will begin her rehabilitation process and regain her strength. Eventually, when she is physically and mentally ready, she will be introduced to other bears and given access to an outdoor enclosure.
“We’re delighted that this long-suffering bear is finally safe and we can begin to make her well again,” said Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear and Vet Team Director, Heidi Quine. “Overcoming such extreme cruelty and isolation is never easy, but each bear reacts differently. So far, she seems calm but there have also been signs of psychological trauma.”
In August of this year, Animals Asia successfully rescued five bears in South Vietnam, while last month, a female moon bear named Sky was rescued from the mountainous Lao Cai province.
Bears on bile farms in Vietnam suffer from poor nutrition, egregious health and living conditions, and no proper veterinary care. As a result, they often display physical and emotional symptoms such as pacing and hitting their bodies against the bars of cages.
Moon bears are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, and categorized as endangered by CITES. More than 10,000 are held on bear bile farms in China, and around 800 are also trapped in cages as part of the industry in Vietnam.
Animals Asia began to take on the issue of bear bile farming in Vietnam in 1999, opening its Vietnam Bear Rescue Center (VBRC), the first sanctuary devoted to bears in that country, in 2008.
Bear bile farming has been illegal in Vietnam since 2005 when every bear in captivity was micro-chipped. However, without facilities to hold the over 4,000 bears on farms at the time, those holding the bears were permitted to keep them, and the practice persisted.
However, in 2017, the government signed a landmark partnership agreement with Animals Asia to ensure that every farm is closed and the remaining approximately 800 bears are sent to sanctuaries by 2022.
Today, nearly 200 bears live peaceful lives at Animals Asia’s VBRC, while a further 190 are cared for by the nonprofit organization in China.
No-Name is in bad shape. She’s suffered in silence for many years. She will need extensive care and rehabilitation in the coming weeks and months.
To help, please donate to Animals Asia https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-200th-bear-arrives-at-animals-asias-vietnam-sanctuary-after-suffering-17-years-of-bile-farm-misery/ #EndBearBileFarming

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Yellowstone Area Grizzlies Regain Endangered Species Protection

By Olivia Rosane

A grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Jim Peaco / National Park Service

A federal judge restored endangered species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park on Monday, The Huffington Post reported, putting a permanent halt to plans by Wyoming and Idaho to launch the first Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt in four decades.

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen had already placed a temporary restraining order on the hunts, which would have started Sept. 1 and allowed for the killing of up to 23 bears, while he considered the larger question of whether Endangered Species Act protections should be restored. The bears’ management will now return to the federal government.

Christensen wrote in his ruling that his decision was “not about the ethics of hunting.” Rather, he agreed with environmental and tribal groups that the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had not considered the genetic health of other lower-48 grizzly populations when it delisted the Yellowstone area bears in 2017.

“By delisting the Greater Yellowstone grizzly without analyzing how delisting would affect the remaining members of the lower-48 grizzly designation, the Service failed to consider how reduced protections in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem would impact the other grizzly populations,” Christensen wrote, according to The Huffington Post. “Thus, the Service ‘entirely failed to consider an important aspect of the problem.'”

Bear advocates said the Yellowstone population was growing large enough to merge with other populations, which would be a win-win for the genetic diversity of all bears involved.

A grizzly bear and cub in Yellowstone National ParkJohn Good / National Park Service

“The Service appropriately recognized that the population’s genetic health is a significant factor demanding consideration,” Christensen wrote. “However, it misread the scientific studies it relied upon, failing to recognize that all evidence suggests that the long-term viability of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly is far less certain absent new genetic material.”

Native American and environmental groups applauded the decision.

“We have a responsibility to speak for the bears, who cannot speak for themselves,” Northern Cheyenne Nation President Lawrence Killsback said in a statement Monday reported by The Huffington Post. “Today we celebrate this victory and will continue to advocate on behalf of the Yellowstone grizzly bears until the population is recovered, including within the Tribe’s ancestral homeland in Montana and other states.”

The FWS told The Washington Post it was reviewing the ruling.

“We stand behind our finding that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear is biologically recovered and no longer requires protection. . . . Our determination was based on our rigorous interpretation of the law and is supported by the best available science and a comprehensive conservation strategy developed with our federal, state, and tribal partners,” the FWS told The Washington Post.

The FWS first attempted to delist the bears in 2007, but that move was also blocked in federal court over concerns that one of the bears’ food sources, whitebark pine seeds, were threatened by climate change.

In its 2017 ruling, the FWS said that it had reviewed the case and found the decline of the whitebark pine seeds did not pose a major threat.

Grizzlies in the lower 48 states were first listed as endangered in 1975, when their historic range had been reduced by 98 percent.

The Yellowstone grizzlies numbered fewer than 140 at the time. The population has since rebounded to about 700, according to The Washington Post.

https://www.ecowatch.com/grizzly-bears-yellowstone-endangered-species-2607784220.html?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=17945923b5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-17945923b5-86074753

Petition: Demand justice for baby bear cub that was murdered in a barbaric way!, Canada

recipient: Sudbury police, Canada

23,720 SUPPORTERS in Canada
200,928 SUPPORTERS – 210,000 GOAL
A couple of police officers for the greater Sudbury area in Ontario should be dismissed after being called to a scene where a bear cub had been found laying on the side of the road by people driving past.

It seemed as though the cub been hit by a car. A witness states that they called the police. Once on scene, the police officer didn’t even give the bear a look and had stated that the bear had to be “discharged”. The police officer then proceeded to pull out their rifle, and shoot the cub not once, not twice, but five times!

The cub suffered severely after each shot, until it finally passed away in shock and agony. The Sudbury police should pay for their actions in which they took a life in such a cruel way. There are rehibilitation sanctuaries that this cub could have been brought to.

No living thing should ever suffer like this. It is absolutely barbaric, and a disgrace. How disappointing is it to us as a society, to have people be able to just eliminate a beautiful life because it is an inconvenience for them.

The witness states how they will be forever traumatized by the sound of crying and the image of the cub suffering and whaling around in pain. These police officers desevere more punishment then a slap on the wrist. Let’s stand together, because this cub had to stand alone.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/446/494/443/?z00m=30832598&redirectID=2735907372

 

Petition · Please Don’t Kill Mink · Change.org

Joe Asch started this petition to NH Fish & Game Andrew Timmins

For fifteen years a black bear named Mink has lived peacefully in Hanover’s Mink Brook corridor. She has raised many generations of cubs, and neither Mink nor her cubs have ever harmed anyone.

Mink was recently transported upstate by NH Fish & Game (her cubs were taken to Lyme) after eating from Hanover residents’ bird feeders and garbage. However, she now seems to be making her way back to Hanover to find her cubs.

We call on NH Fish & Game and the Town of Hanover to exclude the possibility of killing Mink from the list of options about how to treat her when she returns to town.

Please don’t kill Mink!

https://www.change.org/p/please-don-t-kill-mink?recruiter=23890343&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_petition

Petition: End Circus Bear Acts in Russia. It’s Not Entertainment, It’s Cruelty.

by: Care2 Team
target: Pres. Vladimir Putin

48,878 SUPPORTERS – 50,000 GOAL

Earlier this month, a shocking video appeared online showing a Russian circus bear being beaten by its trainers in the city of Volgograd. The video begins with the bear – leashed and muzzled – sliding down a slide on a strange wheeled contraption as if it were surfing. When it comes to a stop, it focuses on one of its trainers and goes in for the attack.

The attack is accompanied by the sound of screaming children as parents look on in horror while the bear is being beaten with sticks by other circus workers.

Watching the bear go from docile prop to powerful wild beast to a cowering giant – all within a matter of seconds – is heartbreaking.

This bear has no idea why it is being forced to do these ridiculous tricks. And when he pushed back because he couldn’t handle it anymore he was beaten to submission.

Last year, in another Russian city, another trainer was attacked by a circus bear. In that instance, the trainer was lucky to get away with his life.

These types of incidents will continue to happen until using animals in circuses is banned worldwide, especially in Russia where these types of shows are pervasive.

Bears, like other animals, are not entertainment, they have their own will and desires and deserve to live a life free from cruelty – preferably in the wild where they belong. These types of shows reduce a living, breathing animal down to an object that can be forced to do as we want when we want. It’s not only cruel, it is wrong.

Let’s call on the Russian Government to ban these dancing bear shows nationwide. They are cruel and belong in the past. Tell Russia we are watching their treatment of animals, and we don’t approve.

Please sign and let’s put an end to this nonsense.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/554/770/197/end-circus-bear-acts-in-russia.-its-not-entertainment-its-cruelty./?TAP=1732&utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=33f1cf373b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_07_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-33f1cf373b-106049477

 

We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt – World Animal News

We Need Your Voices Today! Wyoming Approves Hunting Of 22 Grizzly Bears This Year Despite Comments from 125,000 People Opposing The Hunt
By Lauren Lewis –
May 25, 2018

Following this week’s unanimous vote by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, 22 grizzly bears that may wander out of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will officially become at risk of being killed during the state’s first sanctioned hunt of its kind in 44 years.
This despite the state receiving more than 125,000 comments from people opposing the hunt of the bears and only one year after grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were removed from the Endangered Species List.
“It’s so disturbing that Wyoming thinks they’re more valuable dead than alive,” Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement while referring to Yellowstone’s bears as national treasures. “Grizzly bears have only just begun to recover, and hunting could sabotage that crucial process. People love these bears and don’t want to see them killed just so somebody can put a trophy on their wall.”
According to a statement from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the allowable mortality limits were developed using a pre-set formula outlined in a cooperative agreement between the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.
Wyoming considers its decision to be a “conservative” approach to the state’s grizzly bear management.
Animal advocates consider it to be the unnecessary murder of innocent animals!
Tragically, now for a mere $602.00 for residents and $6002.00 for nonresidents, hunters in Wyoming can obtain a license to hunt and kill a grizzly bear.
On May 10th, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in the eastern part of the state.
Under this ruling, one Idaho hunter draws a permit to shoot one grizzly bear during the hunt, the state’s first in 40 years.
As per the Idaho Statesman, the sole hunter will not be able to use bait or hound hunting to bag his “once in a lifetime trophy” during the season which will run September 1st through November 15th of this year.
In February, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks decided not to hold a Yellowstone-area grizzly bear hunting season this year.
Tragically, the three-state-region is home to only 700 grizzlies. While the number is up from 136 when they were listed as a threatened species in 1975, reducing the population by hunting and killing them is not only unacceptable it is barbaric.
We Need Your Voices Today!
Please Contact The Wyoming Officials Below & Tell Them That You Oppose The Hunting of 22 Grizzly Bears in Wyoming.
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 777-7434
Fax: (307) 632-3909
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi
E-mail: Here
Phone: (202) 224-3424
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso
E-mail: Here
Phone: (307) 261-6413
Scott Talbott, Director Wyoming Game & Fish
Phone: (307) 777-4501
Fax: (307) 777-4699
MARK ANSELMI – President Wyoming Game & Fish
E-mail: mark.anselmi@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 777-4600
DAVID RAEL – Vice President Wyoming Game & Fish
E-mail: david.rael@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 777-4600

http://worldanimalnews.com/we-need-your-voices-today-wyoming-approves-hunting-of-22-grizzly-bears-this-year-despite-comments-from-125000-people-opposing-the-hunt/

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Petition: Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

Save Bear Cubs by Ending the Spring Bear Hunt in Alberta

by: Care2 Team
target: Alberta Fish and Wildlife

64,640 SUPPORTERS – 65,000 GOAL

A black bear cub in Alberta, Canada has no idea just how lucky he is to be alive.

Earlier this week, a 14-year-old boy was out with a family friend hunting for bears. They were perched high above the forest floor in lookouts that were attached to trees. In a video that has now gone viral, a bear cub that was accompanying his mother decided to take a closer look at the strange contraption that was hanging high above its head. The bear climbed to the height of the lookout, gave the young boy a few sniffs, then lost interest and headed on its way.

Millions of people saw the video and many commented as to how cute they thought the interaction was. But in reality, there is nothing cute about what the hunters were doing.

Hunting bears is cruel in and of itself, but Spring bear season is even worse. During the season, female bears have cubs. If a hunter shoots one of these bear mothers, the cubs would have almost zero chance of survival. They would most likely die of starvation.

While it is illegal to kill a female with cubs, there is no guarantee a hunter will abide by the law, or recognize a mother bear before they’ve pulled the trigger.

Alberta should recognize that the spring bear hunt is cruel and end it right away.

Please sign the petition and ask Alberta Fish and Wildlife to end the Spring bear hunt.

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Progress! Politician Calls for the End of Bear Bile Farming in China

Natasha Brooks
Bears on bile farms in China, Vietnam, and South Korea endure torturously painful lives constricted to metal cages and restraints while bile is extracted from their gallbladders. Crying out in pain, many are abused and neglected so severely they lose limbs and appendages. World-renowned charity Animals Asia has long been fighting to free these beautiful bears from their dismal fate, and they have shared some very encouraging news — a Chinese politician has made the proposal that China should pledge to end all bear bile farms by 2035!

This proposal was made by Shi Minghai, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China and a member of the Hubei province’s National People’s Congress. He proposed that breeding on bile farms end in 2020 and that bear bile extraction should be banned and bears on these farms be microchipped by 2022, with plans for the entire industry to be eradicated by 2035. Vietnam and South Korea recently made efforts to end the bear bile farming industry, and activists hope this new proposed legislation will have China following suit.

In regards to this encouraging news, Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE stated: “This proposal is very exciting and opens the door to a bear bile farm-free future for China. We cannot anticipate whether this proposal will be accepted, but it is very significant that the issue has been raised at the highest levels of Chinese lawmaking and that the proposal has been allowed to go public … With at least 10,000 bears on farms, ending bear bile farming in China will be an enormously difficult task, but I have every faith that the modern China has the funds, the expertise and the will to do so.”

Since 1998, Animals Asia has been fighting to free bears used in the bile industry, and they have successfully rescued more than 600 bears, with over 300 of them living freely on the organization’s sanctuary grounds in China and Vietnam. To learn more about Animals Asia and how you can become involved in their life-saving work, visit their website here.

Many people are still unaware of the cruel bile industry, so please make sure you share this with your network to help shed light on the serious issue.

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Wyoming Pushes For Grizzly Bear Hunt After Trump Administration Removes Their Endangered Species Protection – World Animal News

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Wyoming Pushes For Grizzly Bear Hunt After Trump Administration Removes Their Endangered Species Protection – World Animal News

BREAKING NEWS

By WAN –
March 12, 2018

Less than one year after Yellowstone’s famed grizzly bears were stripped of Endangered Species Act protection, on Friday, the state of Wyoming started advocating to hunt grizzly bears beginning this fall. Under the regulations, the state will sell tags for 24 grizzlies in areas outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
“Wyoming’s reckless hunt ignores the fact that grizzly bears remain endangered in Yellowstone and across the West,” Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity said in a statement. “It’s tragic that these imperiled animals will be shot and killed so trophy hunters can stick heads on their walls.”
Although grizzly bear numbers in the greater Yellowstone area increased with endangered species protection granted in 1975, the bears continue to be threatened by isolation from other Grizzly populations, loss of key food sources and human-caused mortalities including hunting. Overall grizzly bears occupy less than 4% of their historic range in the United States.
“Yellowstone’s amazing grizzly bears are loved by people around the world and they deserve a real shot at survival,” continued Santarsiere. “It’s horrific that Wyoming doesn’t see the intrinsic value that these bears bring to the state’s landscape.”
Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Taton National Park every year in anticipation of seeing a grizzly bear and other rare wildlife. The tourism industry is a major economic drive for many towns in Wyoming and Montana. But the new regulations would provide no protection for Yellowstone’s famed bears, which could be shot if they leave the park boundaries.
Just last month, Montana State game agency took the opposite approach, recommending no grizzly bear hunt this year. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission adopted the recommendation on February 15th.
“Montana made the right decision to not allow grizzly bear hunting this year and hopefully in future years,” said Santarsiere. “Wyoming’s failure to follow suit is deeply disappointing.”
The appeal to allow hunting comes as key grizzly food sources in the heart of the Yellowstone ecosystem have been collapsing and grizzly mortality rates have been increasing. The dramatic decline of whitebark pine and Yellowstone cutthroat trout has prompted bears to eat more meat, such as big-game debt piles and livestock, resulting in increased grizzly bear mortality. Drought and climate change are likely to worsen these problems.
Yellowstone bears have long been isolated from other bear populations forcing the government to keep them on permanent life-support by trucking bears in to avoid inbreeding. This fact further argues the need for recovering grizzly populations in the U.S.

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U.S. erred in declining protections for remote grizzly bears: judge

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August23, 2017 / 6:22 PM / a day ago
SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – U.S. wildlife managers erred when they declined to list as endangered a small population of grizzly bears in the remote reaches of Idaho and northwest Montana, a federal judge has ruled in what conservationists on Wednesday hailed as a huge victory.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014 determined the fewer than 50 grizzlies that roam the Cabinet Mountains and Yaak River drainage in the Northern Rockies were not in danger of extinction and did not warrant re-classifying as endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

The Montana conservation group Alliance for the Wild Rockies sued, arguing the so-called Cabinet-Yaak population of grizzlies would go extinct unless U.S. wildlife managers tightened restrictions on logging, mining and other activities in bear habitat, all safeguards that would come with endangered status.

On Tuesday a federal judge in Missoula, Montana, sided with the conservation group in a ruling that found that the Fish and Wildlife Service had violated U.S. law in determining that the number of outsized, hump-shouldered bears in the Cabinet-Yaak ecosystem could reach a targeted recovery goal of 100 without added protections.

In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen found that the agency had long recognized that population of grizzlies was warranted for listing as an endangered species because of human-caused mortality and other threats.

The Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013 reported Cabinet-Yaak grizzlies were declining at an annual rate of about 0.8 percent per year and that the percentage of bears unlawfully or accidentally killed by humans had tripled by 1999-2012 compared with 1982-1998.

Yet the agency in 2014 reversed course, finding the bears did not need additional safeguards because their population trend had changed to stable from declining.

Christensen ruled that reversal was unlawfully arbitrary and capricious and ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to rework any proposal that would downgrade the status of the bears.

Alliance head Michael Garrity on Wednesday said the judge’s decision was a victory for the grizzles.

“Now they have a chance at survival,” Garrity said.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment.

Grizzlies in 1975 were listed as threatened in the lower 48 states after they neared extinction.

The Cabinet-Yaak bears are among just a handful of grizzly populations that exist outside Alaska. The grizzlies in and around Yellowstone Park, the second-largest group of bears in the Lower 48 states, were delisted this summer.

Reporting by Laura Zuckerman; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Sandra Maler
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Petition · U.S. Senate: Stop Hunters from Killing Innocent Bear and Wolf Families! · Change.org


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Demand Venue Cancel Cruel Bear Show

A notorious traveling bear show forces its animals to perform cruel tricks for human entertainment. Bears are large and majestic creatures that shouldn’t be held prisoner in small cages for profit. Sign this petition to demand an end to this cruel and exploitative show.

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Petition: Keep the Ban on Hunting Hibernating Bear Families!


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Demand Justice for Bear Run Down and Crushed to Death

A graphic video of men repeatedly running over a defenseless bear was posted in Russia. It shows the men going after the bear as it tried to escape through the snow, and then continuing their cruelty until they were sure it was dead. Sign this petition to demand justice for this bear.

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Petition: URGENT: STOP THE MARYLAND BLACK BEAR HUNT THAT BEGINS OCTOBER 24


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Pedals the Bear Killed by Hunters – Take Action

Pedals the bear, who walked on two legs like a human, has been shot and killed by hunters in New Jersey. Pedals was beloved by his human neighbors who are devastated by his death. Demand New Jersey adopt protections for bears rather than sanctioning their slaughter.

Source: Pedals the Bear Killed by Hunters – Take Action

Man accused on social media of killing Pedals didn’t do it, state confirms | NJ.com


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Petition · END THE NEVADA BEAR HUNT · Change.org


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PETITION~Save the saddest bears | Four Paws


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Petition · Chris Christie: Stop the New Jersey Bear Hunt · Change.org


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Keep the Yellowstone Grizzly Federally Protected

 

The Yellowstone grizzly bear is at risk of losing its federally protected status, leaving the future and prosperity of the species unknown. We must keep the grizzly protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Petition · China: Stop the barbaric ritual of harvesting bear bile · Change.org


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