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Petition to save Grizzly Bear 148 after numerous encounters with humans!

As an avid wildlife watcher and outdoor enthusiast, I am not exactly sure how I feel about this issue!  Bear 148 who normally lives in Banff National Park has a tendency to frequent many areas where she can encounter humans.  Bear 148 is not afraid of these encounters.  She has charged hikers, she visited a local school recreation field and charged a father pushing a baby stroller.  Thankfully she hasn’t injured anyone but the locals want her protected.  A petition has been started and has garnered over 3,000 signatures.  The people do not want Bear 148 euthanized!  I am definitley not one that thinks animals should be euthanzied because normally we have encroached on their habitat.  However, I hope this story doesn’t end tragically!

“The Alberta government says it shares the public’s concern for Bear 148 amid a petition launched to “save” the six-year-old grizzly from being euthanized—the likely next step should she charge another person.”

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“Started by Banff resident Bree Todd, the petition has garnered over 3,850 signatures in six days.”

“But the provincial government says euthanasia is a last resort and Parks Canada says it’s already doing what the petition is asking.”

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‘“The Alberta government will only ever euthanize a bear as a last measure, when the bear has become habituated and dangerous to public safety,” Environment and Parks spokesperson Brent Wittmeier said in an email to Global News.”‘

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