We have to share our world with animals

Carry some bear spray, but don't expect to have the place to yourself by killing the bears

Bears are on the hunt for food. Keep your garbage inside until the morning of pickup and remove bird feeders.

Bears are on the hunt for food. Keep your garbage inside until the morning of pickup and remove bird feeders.

Editor, The News:

Re: Needs to be fewer bears (Letters, June 1).

Mark Mellish says there needs to be fewer bears so he can enjoy a run in the great outdoors. How arrogant and conceited is this statement?

I’m sure the bears are thinking the same thing: there needs to be less humans.

What do you propose the district do? Start shooting bears so he can enjoy the outdoors? The wildlife is part of the great outdoors he seems to love. Is it that bad if you need to carry bear spray, or something to scare them off?

I am sure this will probably never happen to again, and if it does, I don’t think the bear will come close.

If the bear was wanting to catch him, it would have.

He never said the bear was that close to him, he just happened to be walking around there.

Mr. Mellish, we have to share this world with humans and animals, and you chose to live where you do. Learn to respect nature, don’t feel threatened because a bear was out for a walk. I hope you don’t pass your attitude towards nature on to your kids, if you have any.

Bill Boscher

Maple Ridge

 

Run faster

Editor, The News:

Re: Needs to be fewer bears (Letters, June 1).

Mr. Mellish, I think you should forget about getting rid of more bears than we already do, and maybe learn to run faster.

B. Parker

Maple Ridge