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Authorities kill Switzerland’s only wild bear


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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:40 AM

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Switzerland’s only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.
The male bear, known as “M13″, was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment.
“The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland,” he told AFP.

Authorities shoot Switzerland’s only wild bear after fearing threats to humans

The bear hadn't attacked anyone but it was following people and this is why they killed it.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:47 AM

That's awefull.
It's brothers were killed a year before in car accidents and they killed it because it started following people around..

Sounds like the poor thing was just lonely..


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

Sad but the bear would have died off anyways. They could have trapped it. This is how we do it:




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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

I hope Switzerland gets nuked.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

This is BS they could have just put the poor animal in a zoo,of course it was the authorities so they knew what was best.This story makes me sick,i really do not know what else to say.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

.... all he needed was a female and the story would have a happy ending.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

It was the last Swiss beer.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 21 February 2013 - 08:07 AM, said:

It was the last Swiss beer.

And the ones who knew best gunned him down,this story just sucks.I'm done with this one.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Good.  It was best to take action before somebody was seriously maimed or killed.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

View Postacidhead, on 21 February 2013 - 07:46 AM, said:

.... all he needed was a female and the story would have a happy ending.
Back in the 1990s an alleged bear was frequently reported around Wytham in Oxfordshire, UK.  At the time the local media ran with the story that according to EU law, if a single bear had been found the authorities were required to find it a mate.  No idea if that requirement was true, but with the EU nothing would surprise me.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

poor bear. They shouldn't of shot the poor thing


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

View Postcoolguy, on 21 February 2013 - 05:07 AM, said:

I hope Switzerland gets nuked.

That's the typical over-the-top reaction from your average animal rights nutter.

"They shot a bear!  Let's nuke them!"


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 21 February 2013 - 12:09 PM, said:

Good.  It was best to take action before somebody was seriously maimed or killed.
That's the typical over-the-top reaction from your average animal hater.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 21 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

Back in the 1990s an alleged bear was frequently reported around Wytham in Oxfordshire, UK.  At the time the local media ran with the story that according to EU law, if a single bear had been found the authorities were required to find it a mate.  No idea if that requirement was true, but with the EU nothing would surprise me.

The Swiss are lucky, though, that they aren't in the EU.

View PostOppono Astos, on 22 February 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

That's the typical over-the-top reaction from your average animal hater.

No, it isn't.  It's your typical sensible reaction from someone who believes all necessary steps to ensure people are safe from bears and other dangerous animals are taken.  If that means shooting the bear, tough.  I won't be losing sleep over it and nor should anybody else.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 23 February 2013 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 23 February 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:



The Swiss are lucky, though, that they aren't in the EU.



No, it isn't.  It's your typical sensible reaction from someone who believes all necessary steps to ensure people are safe from bears and other dangerous animals are taken.  If that means shooting the bear, tough.  I won't be losing sleep over it and nor should anybody else.

You're trying to say this was the best cause of action?





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