A fed bear is a dead bear. This charming bit of propaganda has been brought about by idiots and Instagram (the Twitter for people who like to go outside) devotees who like to feed wildlife. In turn, the wildlife (usually bears) become used to looking to humanity for sustenance. This leads to many unpleasant bear/human interactions. They then are deemed as ‘nuisance bears’ and either are relocated or, in a majority of cases, euthanized.
Where we live, in British Columbia, the problem is rampant. The urban centres are not immune to frequent visitations by bears, and smaller wildlife. It saddens and maddens me, by turns, that people continue to feed bears, dooming them in the process.
Drop a like if you like bears. Don’t like bears? I will need you to hand in your blog badge. Remember? The ones WordPress all handed out to us? Yes, and the weapon. Isn’t that bear spray? Nasty stuff. I’ll need that, too.
Do not feed the bears, but feeding my ego is A-ok! Comments welcome!