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Grow op Bears Gain National Attention

- August 23rd, 2010

Well, it is certainly great to be back from holidays, all rested up and full of piss and vinegar!

I’m really glad to see that no one tore this place down whilst I was gone..although it was touch and go there for awhile.

So, have you heard about the Grow-Op Bears in Alberta? What a hornets nest that is!

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(Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

According to SUN MEDIA:

“A group of up to 15 bears were found a few weeks ago near Christina Lake, hanging about near a patch of more than 1,000 pot plants and devoid of natural instincts to be fearful of humans.

Officials said the concern now is the bears are dependent on human handouts, like dog food allegedly doled out to keep them in the area, and they may be unable to fend for themselves.

Criminal charges are pending against the people who occupied the land and they likely face charges under the Provincial Wildlife Act, which, on conviction, could see a fine of up to $100,000.”

Now a petition has been started on Facebook (God forbid) to save these bears which appear destined to be euthanized. 

The whole situation is a shame on many different levels..

What do you think about all this..drop me a line?

Outdoorsguy

P.S. Well, hope everyone had a good summer, believe it or not in less than two weeks it’ll all be over.

P.P.S. I hoping to put up a post featuring frequent Outdoors Guy contributer Iggy and his successful black bear hunt in Northern ON….