First a bear get officially shot in Slovakia after wandering around a settlement then a female bear protecting its two cubs scares off a mushroom collector also is supposed to either be shot or captured and brought to an animal shelter. Reinhold Messner has been quoted of saying “Bears need space and we (in Europe) do not have that anymore”. He suggest that it is better to take the female bear into custody. It is kind of funny how many people get killed or injured daily by horses or cows or other domesticated animals and no one calls for a zoo or killing them but if a single bear protects its cubs we almost automatically resort to a firing squad. This is one of the reason we are so eagerly pushing for the identification and designation of more wilderness areas in Europe so bears can live in peace.
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