Wild animals are being mismanaged and put at risk by conservation departments and law enforcement agencies. Increasingly, wild animals are being forced to be around people because of loss of habitat. Too often displaced bears, deer and other wild animals end up in the back yards of fanatics who only want to kill them.
Conservation agencies are trying to bring back populations of black bears and other wild animals, but are not providing a suitable habitat for these animals; as a result, a lot of conflicts are occurring between wild animals and people. There are too many trigger-happy people who will go out of their way to kill wild animals.
The statistics can attest to the growing crisis that wild animals are facing just by being around people:
- A “hysterical” woman in northern Idaho shot a grizzly bear for just being in her yard.
- In Colorado, two black bears were euthanized just because they were coming around people.
- Another fanatic in Colorado shot two black bear cubs with a shotgun, killing one and severely wounding the other.
- In Burlington, Connecticut the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) euthanized two black bears just because they thought the bears were aggressive.
- In Canada, law enforcement officials shot and killed five black bears just because they were trying to find out which one had attacked a human!
Wild animals are being persecuted, maimed and killed by too many people who don’t want them around and are afraid of them. The government and state conservation departments are inviting this trouble by not providing the wild animals with a place of their own away from people. A lot more wild animal preserves need to be established.
Aside from forcing wild animals and people to be together, the officials are making other major mistakes in dealing with wild animals. There is a “euthanasia” program where the authorities put down all wild animals that are involved in attacks on people.