Animal Rights Activists Unite!
An organization called Friends of Fur, the brain child of Eldon Hawton, has worked with other organizations and individuals to spearhead a movement to reintroduce the black bear population to southern Ontario. The group has gathered it's information from the MNR, from current newspaper articles, from government surveys, and public policies to name only a few. They present a compelling, logical, and often amusing case for their proposal.
Many are reporting that black bears are becoming an ever growing "nuisance" animal in the north. Add to that the complete lack of black bears in the south of Ontario where they once roamed wild and free, and then too, remember that so many southern Ontarian's are working hard to look after these beautiful beasties. With all of this going on the group says they fully expect many animal rights activists to join in this movement and give it tremendous support. They have extended an open invitation to all animal rights groups to do so.
They wonder why our already beleaguered government has to spend money
a) protecting bears from northern hunters
b) then spend more money to have the "nuisance" bears killed anyway, when they could just as easily be captured and re-located to the southern, and bear starved, areas of the province.
So... animal rights activists unite! Let us work together to save the lives of "nuisance" bears in the north and let the vast populations of southern Ontario in on what we in the north have always known... black bears are grand creatures. Large and beautiful and wonderful to behold.
Bears share a world that we have messed up in many ways with our pollution, overcrowding, and greedy actions. But like it or not it is the world they now share. Let's work to save as many as we can by moving them back into one of their traditional homes!