Skip to comments.Fur flies over bear killing
Posted on 06/04/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
A malfunctioning tranquilizer gun cost an 18-month-old black bear its life Sunday, prompting authorities to shoot and kill the juvenile bruin in a Newton tree above the Mass Pike, an environmental official said yesterday, citing public safety for the unpopular action.
We did attempt a tranquilization, but the firearm misfired, said environmental police Lt. Col. Chris Baker.
He said the tranquilizer gun was inoperable, and there wasnt another readily available. With the 135-pound male bear so close to the Pike and an MBTA line, the decision was made to kill the animal.
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It’s just a bear, and human safety comes first.
I hope the taser works on me!
Killing one is no big deal.
The authorities did at least try to spare the animal its life, but that failed and the option of last resort became necessary.
I don’t understand what the uproar is about.
I think this looks like an excuse to use my gun. If it was a “dog” in that tree, they would have just shot it in the first place. (if dogs could climb trees, of course)
From the article..”It was unclear where the bear came from.”
Could the bear have possibly come from the often quoted location of where it shat? Quite the mystery.
Liberals thrive on getting their panties in a wad.
Bingo. They could have called for another tranquilizer gun. It’s not like the bear was going anywhere. It was an excuse to shoot a “dog” in a tree.
Many people were upset, but the officers were between a rock and a hard place. They shot and killed the bears and were heavily criticized for "murdering" one of God's creatures. But if they hadn't shot and killed the bears, and the bears had come down out of trees and hurt some citizen(s), then they would have been criticized and subject to lawsuits for allowing private citizens to get hurt.
In my area there is a approx. 350 LBS black bear terrorizing a walking trail in the local national park. It’s not afraid of humans and has stood on two legs, roared and ran after a couple of walkers.
Traps were being set for it and it was going to be put down by the rangers when caught.
Humans first, critters second.