Petition: Mother Bear and Cub Shot by Russian Navy

Mother bear and cub shot after climbing onto Russian nuclear submarine

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The Russian Navy has defended the shooting of a mother bear and its cub on a nuclear submarine following outrage among many social media users.

The navy says there was no other option after the animals climbed onto the vessel moored off the Vilyuchinsk base in the far-eastern Kamchatka region.

It says a hunting instructor was called in to “neutralise the wild animals”. Hundreds of social media users accused the navy of unnecessary cruelty after seeing a video of the shooting online.

“Animals!” and “The whole essence of Russia in one video” were some of the comments.

The footage was published on 8 November, although it is unclear when the shooting happened.

In the video, one of the animals is seen falling into the water after apparently being hit by a bullet.

A male voice in the video is heard saying the animals would have gone to local villages had they been driven away.

The bears, whose species was not disclosed, are believed to have swum across the bay to get onto the submarine for reasons unknown.

The Kamchatka peninsula is home to about 24,000 bears that can frequently be seen on local beaches.

Last year, more than 50 descended on a village in Russia’s far north.

All public activities in Ryrkaypiy, Chukotka region, had to be cancelled, and schools were guarded to protect residents from the animals.

Conservationists say could be to blame, with weak coastal ice forcing the bears to search for food inland rather than at sea.

This article was first published by on 9 November 2020. Lead Image: Bears, like this female , are fairly common in the Kamchatka peninsula (file photo).


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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Just another example of gun-toting, trigger-happy morons getting their perverted satisfaction from killing innocent animals…..I’m sure there were other ways of discouraging these bears, but oh no, why choose a different option when the killers can have so much ‘fun and entertainment’ destroying innocent lives.

Eleanor Labrozzi
Eleanor Labrozzi

SCIENCE MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE FOR MOST EVILS: BUT IT HAS NOT FOUND A REMEDY FOR THE WORST OF THEM ALL- THE APATHY OF HUMAN BEINGS!

The Most Dangerous Breed on earth Humans!!!

Hell is empty and all the devils are here William Shakespeare
We are all born with compassion RECLAIM YOURS!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Another disgusting example of humans cruel evil and beyond stupid

Janet Kenedy

My Heart Breaks for that Innocent Mama and Baby Bear 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

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Bears are shot extremely often in Canada and in USA whenever they move to close to people.
Just saying..

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Horrific