Petition Update

Compromise: Mother bear euthanized, baby bear saved!

Karmen Pearson
N. Miami Beach, FL

Apr 10, 2012 — I want to thank everyone who signed and showed support. Without it, who knows if the baby bear would have been euthanized too? The FWC tried to rehabilitate the mother bear, but she was unfortunately just too aggressive. However, being that the baby bear is only a year old, they were able to put him in a sanctuary.

Dave Telesco and I have been talking, and he's working with a group to address the issue of careless residents luring bears. I suggested to him the idea given by Susan from, about fining the apt. complex who will in turn go after residents for the money, resulting in the residents having no choice but to comply and stop being so careless with their trash that lures the bears.