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Shame on the trophy hunters: a grizzly bear is worth more alive than dead

NOTE from BM: Bears Matter Petition Letter to Premier Clark to Ban the Trophy Killing of Grizzly Bears in BC: http://tinyurl.com/ban-grizzly-hunt-2014 
Cheeky the bear
Cheeky the bear, Courtesy of bearsforever.ca
by Jacqeline Windh for theGuardian.com  Feb 21, 2014  (see comments in article online)
Shooting the threatened species for sport is not only cruel – it’s scientifically, economically and environmentally damaging

If we follow you logic that bears kill and eat people them we should consider the following:
You are 12 times more likely to die of a bee sting than a bear attack (120 times more likely compared to a black bear)

You are 10 times more likely to die from a dog attack than a bear attack (45 times more likely compared to a black bear attack)

1 person out of 16,000 commits murder but only 1 grizzly bear out of 50,000 ever kills someone and only 1 black bear out of one million does.
So people are much more dangerous than bears! Fear people and respect bears.
There are about 750,000 black bears in North America and on average there is less than one black bear killing per year.

For each person killed by a black bear attack there are 13 people killed by snakes, 17 by spiders, 45 by dogs, 120 by bees, 150 by tornadoes, 374 by lightning, and 60,000 by humans.