Would you like to explain that to the bear?”
Simple - just remember the words of the Guru: “When gunpowder speaks, beasts obey.”
The question you raised can be reduced to the core issue of “Who Rules”, and its corollary, “To what end the rule”.
Long ago, and far away, Dominion was given to Man, not to Beasts. Despite the perverse, and arguably treasonous, efforts of the Massholes in the Taxachussetts Agencies, man has the right to rule over beasts, including bears determined to be the dominant predator on private property.
As we once fought King George over being forced to quarter English troops, so too are the treasonous now attempting to force Americans to submit to having dangerous beasts quartered on private property.
Those with delusions of royal authority are advised to review the results of King George's attempt to quarter the undesirable on American’s private property.
Because some people cherish their God-given right to be a jerk?
Because baiting your property knowing that it will attract bears, and then shooting them because you don't want bears, is a pretty good example of being a jerk.