Because of the increasing number of bear incidents, the state of Colorado has put down 34 bears already this summer.

Officially, they are called lethal removals. Where bears that have encroached, encountered or have come in close contact with humans are killed.

Not sure exactly why all these bears have to be destroyed. Wouldn't it be more fair and humane to simply trap them and move them? Why should they be killed because us humans have continually impeded on their territory?

Some officials are saying that bears are becoming more dependent on human food and are scrounging and exploring more residential areas in order to eat. Well, if you live in a bear's territory, don't be surprised when you see a bear.

To me it just seems wasteful to put down an innocent wild animal who is simply looking for a meal.

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