Spring bear hunt is shameful
Re: “Three bears get a fairy tale ending: Orphans rescued” (NP in Montreal Gazette, April 19)
The three cubs found in a Banff National Park washroom were indeed lucky. I’m guessing the hunter had a guilty conscience after killing their mother. The fall hunts were bad enough, but I really cannot understand a spring bear hunt when mothers are shot and their cubs could die from starvation or predation. This is sport?
The bears awake from hibernation, hungry and some with cubs, and start looking for food, only to be killed. How is this acceptable? Makes me wonder just how many unfortunate cubs die in the woods because of this “sport.”
I’m surprised the government does not allow hibernation hunts: “Hey, shoot ’em while they sleep!” Shame on the governments and those who participate. This is not sport.
Suzanne Lacroix, St-Laurent