Some educational commentary which resulted from my posting about Trophy Hunting of Bears.
Beth, thank You first for the compassionate support and your taking a stand for bears! But to me and I’m sure many others I must commend you for this tremendously insightful and truthful comment you’ve provided for those of us who want to be helpful but also understand much more about what is going on with Bears these days in the modern world due to man’s activities and encroachment! Two major points come out here among others in all you describe that should be viewed as imperative for all to keep in mind. First Bears are an “Apex Omnivore,” which means they don’t have much to fear and go about living their lives as such knowing that, but only man is worrisome to them and that has been imprinted in their DNA, so they are more inclined to avoid humans! That said, run-ins are inevitable mostly due to mankind’s not taking simple and sensible precautions or in other words the second point I was grabbed by which is “Conditioning.” They would rather mosey on by like you said Beth but if people continue to leave trash or other opportunities for them to forage around residential property or campsites then you basically are ringing a dinner bell and saying it’s OK when you’re hungry Bear to come see what we have for you! They can be opportunistic and if they find they can pick up an easy tasty meal without any or much hassle why wouldn’t they! So I agree with all you said and it is we humans that have the problem and cause trouble not Bears! We must therefore condition ourselves to behave in accordance to Nature and these Bears; being cognizant of our behaviors and how that will impact the Bears and their behaviors both in the short and long terms! Living with bears should be no problem if we Humans don’t CREATE CONFLICTING SITUATIONS! Some humans are too quick to blame the poor bears for a tragedy, when if you look at all the facts it was lazy, stupid, irresponsible or arrogant humans that created the trouble in the first place; making for a dangerous circumstance that eventually escalates and ends in someone suffering the consequence of that mistake! And of course if that unfortunately happens the Bear gets blamed and usually tracked and killed! Totally Wrong and Unfair for the Bear! The Onus is on us humans to be a step ahead of those conflicts by using our greater intelligence and being educated and sharing that information and insight just like Beth has done here! She has done a great service for the Bears and for you and I. Therefore, I must personally thank her for that and commend her for a job well done! Thank You and God Bless You and Yours! And Happy Holidays to You, “Beth and the Bears!”
A resulting thought from the post that helped the cause with added inspiration!
I’m so humbled by your words that if I deserve them it’s just Barely! But, I appreciate these sentiments in my heart and pass them to our Sentient Animal Friends, in this case the Bears as Good Will toward them, so that they might be better appreciated and understood by all people; then they will be allowed to live their lives free, peacefully!
Still later a lightning bolt of a thought permeates my mind and soul!
This message that I sent to another advocate I wanted to make sure you read my Friend; twisted ego or warped minds and souls Fine Lady! I ask could this idiot have actual compassion in his heart if he can gloat or parade in this manner over a magnificent intelligent being that he just blew away and then say, look at me and what I just did? This is a legalized sociopath if I ever saw one! Hunters won’t like what I have to say but in today’s modern world hunting and killing animals is only steps away from being a serial killer; in fact some of you technically are within the strict definition and meaning of what one is! TROPHIES are a KEY factor in the behavior of Sociopathic murderers! You better wash your hands of this BLOOD SPORT NOW while you can, because if you don’t before death knocks at your door or the final judgment befalls the human race, you will be shit out of luck and on the fast track to the pits of HELL!!! Take that and smoke it you Bastards!
Yet, I still have further sentiments to another advocate!
Cheryl, again the truth and your words haunt me so much that I came back to comment again! There is something really miserably rotten and defective deep in the souls of many humans on this planet these days; that so many are gloating with vain, self-centered, narcissistic glory seeking behaviors which are running rampant now that we have an internet for individuals to use as a showoff platform, to say to others look at me and what I do or did! People are becoming so base and loathsome in my opinion; because rather than being modest and humble trying to seek ways to better the world, making a difference and to help where help and compassion are sorely needed; instead it’s all about me and getting in on the “wild glory ride” of the “waste race” in this technological age! To me it’s either pure insanity or EVIL and more likely a blending of the two! God Help Us!
And then this!
Beth you touch on a topic that is very multifaceted and complex when it comes to damage and decimation of the environment! I spoke here of simple measures for the sake of the readers of the post that can be taken in real time right now to curtail some of the problem; but not solve the entire problem with regard to mankind and its impact on the Planet Earth and all the Life on It! Much too broad a topic to have any serious effect on here in a post!
People have been moving away from the inner cities for several decades changing the overall lifestyle of people in society, while the bottom line and making a buck has run rampant because people with money want to make more of it as much and as fast as they can; while they are enabled by politicians and legislators who get their palms greased and campaigns backed by going along to get along! What I’m saying is the entire system is too damn corrupted and polluted with bad players to effectuate drastic change anytime soon which is really what is needed to arrest the problems you speak of along with a whole host of others that neither you or I have brought up and if we did it would be a waste of our time because you can’t fight city hall, and all that crap! I should know because I took on my city and state with their evil crony capitalist projects that were impacting environment, animals, people and a whole community or city and by just being resistant I bought a whole boat load of trouble as they moved to harass, instigate, plot, conspire and run over my Constitutional Rights by means of the highly corrupted, Nazi Deep State rigged system, that was acting with impunity because they had me over a barrel, not the other way around!
So, the government of the people and by the people and for the people is not happening! It’s the crooked bastards and crooked government telling the people to eat crow or get the hell out of the way! That is the main issue, the corruption! If you and others can fix that then we can all roll up our sleeves and start fixing the trajectory of the man-made out of control system and civilization that is devouring the planet and all the wildlife in it!
I don’t vote for a single Democrat ever anymore, my state is run by them, socialist, Marxist commies! I won’t vote for any pretend Republican, they have to be the real deal conservatives or they are placed in the same garbage category as the Dems! It isn’t going to be easy to turn this Titanic ship around! But until it does there is plenty more of the same coming! Sorry to be so blunt! People in this country have allowed their government of the people to be hijacked, and those US Constitutional Rights being watered down or blocked in a crooked court system! People have been too complacent and sat on their hands or drank their booze and smoked their dope; and this is the result! Too much water over the damn now to have any snap remedy! It’s basically a Hell-Ride!