So, with bear hunting once again upon us, let's review our wildlife record to date:
1) Expand urban development into wildlife habitat, compromising natures life support
2) Shame wildlife, especially bears, for trying to live off the easy food source of our 'unlocked garbage'
3) Watch as they lose their home (along with humans) in forest fires they had no part in creating (w/o evacuation center)
4) Run them over as they cross roads blocking their established wildlife corridors, to get water
It's now with Hunting Season upon us...
5) hunt bears (with dogs) and create more baby orphans?
Sorry if this sounds offensive, but imagine how the bear must feel with no where to run, hide, live.
Black Bears are doing their best to accommodate human ignorance, arrogance, carelessness and aggression. As an 'Indicator Species' for a healthy forest, their survival is critical to the survival of the forest. Maybe you remember what we learned when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, as habitat and ecological balance was restored. We were willing to pivot toward a greater understanding for how we might live in balance with nature and all the other species that contribute to this web of wonder.
if we continue to chip away at the collective life support systems that compromise all other species in the process, we can't be surprised by all these new problems (pandemics to extreme weather disastrous) that come back at us. Actions do have consequences. Is it time to change this story?
Maybe we could start with expanding our love of taking photos vs taking a life and help stop the NV Bear Hunt
Bless you for caring