Decapitated bear found amid ‘frenzy of poaching’ in Oregon, officials say

Decapitated bear found amid ‘frenzy of poaching’ in Oregon, officials say

Oregon officials are concerned about a “frenzy of poaching” after a black bear was found decapitated.  A decapitated bear was discovered outside of Veneta in October, and multiple other animals have been poached in the same area of Lane County, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday in a news release. “This […]

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Petition: Send Hungry, Neglected Bear in Desperate Need of Medical Attention to Sanctuary

Petition: Send Hungry, Neglected Bear in Desperate Need of Medical Attention to Sanctuary

Visiting a zoo is often considered a family-friendly activity that is both educational and fun. Many people view these facilities as beneficial to animals; however, that simply isn’t true. The poor animals are kept in tiny enclosures for their whole lives. Sometimes they are moved between zoos, which add a whole other level of stress […]

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‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

A spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas in search of food. Japanese media have reported several incidents of “ursine terror” in recent weeks, including an attack in Ishikawa prefecture last […]

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Petition: Bear Tears Off Trainers’ Scalp is Further Proof Why Animals Don’t Belong in Circuses

Keeper is mauled to death by bear after entering the animal’s cage at Russian circus

A worker was mauled to death by a performing brown bear after entering the animal’s cage at a top Russian circus. Valentin Bulich, 28, locked himself inside the cage with the unnamed beast, according to the world famous Great Moscow State Circus. The seven-year-old bear tore off his scalp, reports said. Bulich suffered multiple severe wounds […]

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Petition: Stop Black Bear From Getting Euthanized Because Humans Encroached on His Habitat

Petition: Stop Black Bear From Getting Euthanized Because Humans Encroached on His Habitat

Bears are amazing animals, however, we probably don’t want to end up in close proximity to them. As humans encroach on bears’ (and other animals’) habitats, close encounters with wild animals are bound to happen.  Source: Azur smile/Youtube It’s important to be prepared and educated so that you know how to best respond. Inappropriate […]

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How to Co-Exist with Black Bears

How to Co-Exist with Black Bears

One reason we are hearing about black-bear-human interactions more than ever before is the rapid human development encroaching into their established habitats. Interactions with wild animals will persist and likely increase as some species of wildlife continue to adapt and flourish in urban and suburban areas. However, fear of these animals is not the remedy, […]

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