Letter: Shooting bears will save people's lives

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2001

Cows are sacred in India. Are bears sacred in Juneau? The recent steps taken to be more benevolent to them suggests they are. They belong in the wild, not in our populated community.

There is little tolerance for dogs running free in our neighborhoods. Why the tolerance for bears? They are far worse than dogs in our yards. Why is it good to allow them free rein?

A hungry or angry bear can very swiftly kill a human that is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Is this in our future? This recent reduction in firm steps to take against bears in our community suggests the day will come when we will lose one of our citizens.

I live at Kodzoff and bears have actually chased kids right up to their front door!

I suggest shooting them whenever they can do it safely. Make it very uncomfortable to be a bear in our neighborhoods. They belong in the wild. We shouldn't have to hide inside the house because there is a bear outside!

Tom Buzzell

Juneau



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