Demanding change & action - Injured, hungry, and lost black bear euthanized unfairly!

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On July 8, 2018, I created this this petition to urge New York State to capture, rehabilitate, and release a young male black bear that was wandering around in the western New York region.  This bear was lost, hungry and afraid.  He did not attack any humans or domestic animals - including law enforcement.

After nearly a month and a half journey, the bear was 'euthanized' by local Amherst Police on July 10, 2018.

This is incredibly inhumane.  It was not the bears fault that he wandered into the suburban area.  As previously stated, he caused absolutely no harm to anybody or anything.  The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) put out a statement prior to it's death that the bear was too close to residential areas to tranquilize or stun the bear.  

The bear was struck by a car and injured it's leg.  It was reported to be limping around Getzville, NY, when I decided to make the petition to start an effort to capture and rehabilitate it.

How is this acceptable?  It isn't.  Here are cases of 

In September 2016, a bear wandered into Anchorage, Alaska.  It was captured and relocated humanely. 

Last month, a black bear wandered into a small town in Louisiana.  It was also captured and relocated.

In this case, a bear wandered through town and was simply contained in Hickory, NC. Not euthanized!


There needs to be laws set by the federal government to help protect wild animals that journey into populated areas.  The death of our local black bear cannot go without justice!  

If we don't take to action, nobody will.  Sign this petition to show that you stand for dealing with wild animals in a way that doesn't involve euthanasia, or suffering for it. 

Continuing to let this happen will result in nothing but more unfairly treated animals.  It ends now, and with your help.