I want to thank all the people who were involved in obtaining protected status for the local white bear. According to newspapers, many people were involved through their e-mails to government officials and letters to the newspapers. Thank you all!
People who attracted my attention, through their open public support, are Pat Costello, Tom Lee and Mark Farmer. Your efforts were certainly appreciated, by me anyway.
While the white bear may be legally protected it is far from safe. When a trapper can legally eradicate every wolf on Douglas Island and Tiny Tim smells scat on every tulip and shouts wolf, no wild animal, within the limits of CBJ, is safe. Please stay alert. If the white bear should succumb to an unfortunate accident perhaps the perpetrator of that crime can be held accountable.
Lowell S. Barrick
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