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Farmers call for killer bear to be shot

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An Italian brown bear has 'gone rogue' and is now indulging in killing for killing's sake, farmers in the Dolomite mountains claim.

The male bear, nicknamed "Blondie" for its pale fur, has killed dozens of donkeys, goats, sheep and cows in the alpine meadows and high passes of the Trentino and Veneto regions and farmers say they want it shot.

http://www.telegraph...n-rampages.html

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Can't say as I blame the farmers.

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An Italian brown bear has 'gone rogue' and is now indulging in killing for killing's sake, farmers in the Dolomite mountains claim.

The male bear, nicknamed "Blondie" for its pale fur, has killed dozens of donkeys, goats, sheep and cows in the alpine meadows and high passes of the Trentino and Veneto regions and farmers say they want it shot.

http://www.telegraph...n-rampages.html

OK, use a tranquiliser gun, capture the bear and either relocate it or put in a refuse.

The bear is following its primeval instincts, it doesn't deserve to be killed.

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Poor bear.

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Relocating won't help. The bear would head back to it's territory. Refuse sites are garbage dumps. It is a matter of time before a human is attacked. There are times that the public's safety is more important. It is unfortunate, but necessary to put the bear down. I know if I had my child in an area like that, her safety would be my main concern.

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Relocating won't help. The bear would head back to it's territory. Refuse sites are garbage dumps. It is a matter of time before a human is attacked. There are times that the public's safety is more important. It is unfortunate, but necessary to put the bear down. I know if I had my child in an area like that, her safety would be my main concern.

I think he meant to type refuge, not refuse.

So the species had been reintroduced in the 90's. Now we see why it wasn't there anymore.

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Relocating won't help. The bear would head back to it's territory. Refuse sites are garbage dumps. It is a matter of time before a human is attacked. There are times that the public's safety is more important. It is unfortunate, but necessary to put the bear down. I know if I had my child in an area like that, her safety would be my main concern.

It was a typo-of course I didn't mean a garbage dump.

The bear doesn't deserve to be killed.

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OK, use a tranquiliser gun, capture the bear and either relocate it or put in a refuse.

The bear is following its primeval instincts, it doesn't deserve to be killed.

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Relocating won't help. The bear would head back to it's territory. Refuse sites are garbage dumps. It is a matter of time before a human is attacked. There are times that the public's safety is more important. It is unfortunate, but necessary to put the bear down. I know if I had my child in an area like that, her safety would be my main concern.

Not true at all.

Relocating Bears has proven to be a succesfull thing. Not 100%, but it works.

Give them a chance.

I love todays mentality....... " if it bothers or scares me, kill it ". " If I do not understand it, kill it "....I wonder when we will do this with people.

We have been encroaching on wildlife more and more, and we expect them to " move out " of their feeding grounds?

There are non lethal ways to try to avoid conflict.

edit : We encroach their feeding grounds, and we put in easy food sources for them. Then we expect them to leave it alone? ( you, not we )

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Delete post, already adressed.

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Bears in Italy are so plentiful that they can or should be killed? That's news to me.

ETA: Wolves were reintroduced from Canada to Wyoming in the 1990's. Lo' and behold, the ranchers want the wolves killed again... and here we've put a bounty on wolves to protect the mountain caribou. Let's face it. In regards to 'wildlife management', we've failed.

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ETA: Wolves were reintroduced from Canada to Wyoming in the 1990's. Lo' and behold, the ranchers want the wolves killed again... and here we've put a bounty on wolves to protect the mountain caribou. Let's face it. In regards to 'wildlife management', we've failed.

The Wolf thing is big to me, makes me sick.......You are 100% correct.

We kill things to near extinction, bring them back then we want to exterminate them again.

I hate humans.

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OK, use a tranquiliser gun, capture the bear and either relocate it or put in a refuse.

The bear is following its primeval instincts, it doesn't deserve to be killed.

There's a reason most predators were wiped out of human populated areas, we don't like being anywhere but the top of the food chain or have our property destroyed.

It sucks to the bear, but the only law of nature is eat or be eaten. I'm sure all the livestock it's killed would have liked to be alive as much as the bear does.

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Sounds a bit farfetched to put so much killing to a single bear. Sounds more like the wanton predation of packs of feral dogs.

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