Do you agree with Colorado Parks and Wildlife's decision to euthanize an adult male bear inside Craig city limits based on the agency's "two strikes" policy?

Yes 158 votes

55.63%

No 123 votes

43.31%

Undecided 3 votes

1.06%

284 total votes

Comments

Gaia 2 years, 4 months ago

There was no need to kill this bear. If they didn't know how to properly tranquilize it, they should have asked for help. I'm so sick of people killing animals for no reason. So now his hide goes to the museum. I don't care!!! I would much rather he be alive and transferred to another location.

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GreyStone 2 years, 4 months ago

This was the only rational conclusion… what else were they going to do, send the bear to bear prison where he might spend the rest of his life wandering back and forth in front of a bunch of gawking tourists ?

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Becky Plummer 2 years, 4 months ago

Ranger520 " when wild animals come into human space then action must be taken" the bear would not have been in human space if HUMANS had not obviously taken over the bears space. It could have been located further away where it had no contact with humans, YES I understand the dangers to humans when it comes to wild animal attacks but it just doesn't seem fair that the animal is the one to be killed for only doing what it does naturally, wandering around looking for food. I honestly dont think that it would have been in the city if it had what it needed in the country side.

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GreyStone 2 years, 4 months ago

Relocating a bear like this further out away from town in the back yard of some sheep or cattle rancher where it will surly be killed after killing livestock , then used for dog food.

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Jon Pfeifer 2 years, 4 months ago

When bears start thinking that towns are friendly places, they are no longer really wild. They raid garbage, cars, and people's homes. Most bears stay away from people, but some bears figure out that it is easier to find food digging through trash than to hunt for it. Those are the bears that cannot be placed somewhere else, because they will find their way back to people, just like this one did. There are a lot of bears out there. Their population has tripled in the last 20 years. I think this is a necessary policy.

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onewhocares 2 years, 4 months ago

Let me understand this. This bear, simply because he is a bear and had the nerve to walk in a populated area, is considered a menace & danger to society (though he had never threatened anyone) yet there are countless sex offenders in this town that have destroyed multiple lives over & over & still live and walk freely among us, drug dealers all over the place getting the children hooked by 8th grade, Haliburton & Quiksilver here that have a history of polluting and destroying the environment (all over the world) using extremely hazardous carcinogens that poison the water systems and causing earthquakes where there never was, but THE BEAR WAS A THREAT????????????? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!

Like I said before, leave the last of the beautiful wild life alone, and start euthanizing all the stupid and disconnected people from the natural world.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 4 months ago

“…start euthanizing all the stupid and disconnected people from the natural world.”

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Che, Mussolini, et al, had policies mandating the extermination of undesirables. onewhocares is nothing more than a wannabe totalitarian, too stupid to comprehend the malignance that results when those who claim to know better devalue the lives of those with whom they disagree.

Fortunately, onewhocares is also a world-class coward, capable of nothing more than malevolent spew on an anonymous board.

Let me know when you finally grow a pair, dear. I’ll send you a training bra to commemorate the occasion.

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onewhocares 2 years, 4 months ago

It seems to me that all those afraid to accept the fact we are no better or no different than the wildlife are the cowards. Wildlife demands food, sex and thriving environmental conditions (food & healthy water) to exist. So, how exactly are we "above it" or better than it? Isn't the need for food and sex, what drives man? I'll go a step farther and say we are considerably less intelligent than the 4-leggeds, the birds and fish, since we are the ones that have destroyed absolutely everything in our environments and created bombs to wipe ourselves out. (food loaded with pesticides, water with so many toxins there are too many to list here, air irradiated with I-131 from Fukushima & God knows what else)

Can you name one other animal that has basically annihilated itself on a global scale???? I didn't think so. Can you say "devolution" on a terrifying level by homo sapiens?

(One the religions separated man from the natural world, with the totally disillusioned & completely destructive concept we are "above the animals & are here to serve us" and once science began to alter what was all ready a perfect system, was truly the beginning to the end for all of us.) God, did not do this to us, our greed/stupidity & disconnection to the natural world did it to ourselves!!! Now, we get to live with the end result.

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onewhocares 2 years, 4 months ago

Please tell me Ranger 520, what do I not have? I truly want to know, because it is sooo obvious to me what I wrote, yet soooo few seem to have put the pieces together as to the cause & effect of man and our relationship to the the earth (Creator's greatest masterpiece ).

And please don't say, God or Jesus will save us, cause God gave us everything we needed to survive & we (myself included) took those gifts and destroyed them by driving cars, living in big houses, & having children adding to the gross overpopulation problem. (Note: every single generation has said "Jesus will save us." Well, as history as shown, I think the Native Americans, Jews, Ugandans, Cambodians, the millions of fish & animals dying en masse now and many others who have experienced genocides would disagree). There's a saying that I think couldn't be more accurate "God helps those who help themselves" & if we don't grasp that concept & change our thinking very soon & learn to respect and live with the earth instead of against the earth, we truly are all going to die a very bad death, from mass starvations, disease (especially cancers), and just the earth turning against us - plain & simple.

Now, tell me what don't I get? I promise, I will listen.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 4 months ago

What you don’t get is that normal, well-adjusted people understand that human beings are not the infestation you believe us to be. Having children is part of the natural order, and human families are as much a part – a more important part - of the ecosystem as the bear you whine about. That you’re too depraved to comprehend how profoundly offensive your screed against “having children” is - along with your proposals to “hunt” and “euthanize” the people you don’t like and disagree with - underscores your breathtaking malignance and stupidity.

I will admit to an error, however. In a previous post, I characterized you as ‘boderline evil.’ That was incorrect. There’s nothing borderline about it. Hitler, Stalin, Che, Mao, Milosevic, and the rest fabricated political/racial/megalomaniacal justifications for their bloodlust. You’ve deployed an equally spurious allegiance to Gaia to advance yours. The end results (assuming you weren’t a coward) are identical: murder in the name of ideology.

My invitation for you to put your money where your mouth is remains: you’ve asserted that me and my ilk need to be “hunted.” Unlike you, I don’t cower & cringe behind a veil of anonymity. That’s my real name attached to this post; I’m in the book and easy to find. You talk the talk, so walk the walk. Come “hunt” me. There’s only one reason you won’t: you lack the courage of your sanctimonious convictions; you are at the very core a sniveling coward.

And for the record: as a card carrying heathen, I’ve never called out to Jesus.

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Becky Plummer 2 years, 4 months ago

Rnager520 the same time you decide to stop being so cynical about everything!!

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onewhocares 2 years, 4 months ago

Brian, just out of curiosity, why are you soooo defensive? Why are you defending getting rid of the sex offenders & drug dealers that I am referring to? And why can't you see the bigger picture outside of yourself, that everyone on this planet having as many kids as they want is creating a horrible over population problem. I do know that sometimes it is mentally "safer" to have a very narrow view of the world & one's place in it," but it's time everyone wakes up to understand we are all connected and that means to everything (even the 4 legged ones). Humans are like cancer cells. It's okay to have one or two floating around the body, but when that cancer cell begins to multiply over & over, that cancer cell destroys everything around it just as we have done to the environment..

And yes, my views are harsh, but sadly the brutal truth. If speaking the truth makes me evil, then call me evil. As I learned in my genocide series in college, the Nazis referred to the Jews as evil to justify killing them, and our government referred to the Native Americans as "savages & evil" to justify wiping them out. Brian, speaking the truth doesn't make a person "evil." What we've done to the environment & how we treat ourselves (with drug & alcohol abuse) and others & how we've compromised our ethics and soul to survive in our world is what is evil.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 4 months ago

I'm not in the least bit defensive. I am profoundly offended. As a direct response to the bear being killed, you wrote: "Like I said before, leave the last of the beautiful wild life alone, and start euthanizing all the stupid and disconnected people from the natural world." A clear indictment of those who have no problem with euthanizing the bear.

Days after being called on it, you decide it's time to backpedal and claim you were censuring sex offenders & drug dealers. Riiiighttt.

Not only are you a sniveling coward, you're a liar as well.

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