This summer in Yellowstone National Park, on two separate occasions, two men lost their lives from encounters with grizzly bears. Both of these men did not carry bear pepper spray, and if they would have, they would likely still be alive.
Kerry Gunther, Yellowstone's chief grizzly biologist, figured that the odds of being attacked by a grizzly in Yellowstone are one in 2,000,000. The odds of being struck by lightning are one in 500,000. Is the reverend also cursing the sky?
As the Canadian federal inquiry examining the 2009 Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse in British Columbia kicks into full gear, one might be surprised to learn that at the same time, some want to designate this fishery as "eco-certified."
To evolve our relationship with large carnivores and other wild animals in North America we could start by placing greater emphasis on examining the ethics and morality of the very concept of hunting for sport and entertainment.