Art_Deco saidI've read in local Florida papers there were no provisions, to include extra funding to animal rescue agencies, to accommodate the orphaned bear cubs from this slaughter. Those born in the early Spring this year still can't fully fend for themselves. And will likely slowly die of starvation.
Ah, well. What's that compared to the pleasure gun nuts get from plugging bullets into slow-moving and defenseless animals? Animals at their normal population numbers, whose only offense is living in places where corporations want to build more human incursions into their land?
Being capable of running 25-30 mph, they're not exactly slow moving (see the Wikepedia link). Populations are increasing, and contacts with humans are increasing, even discounting the expansion of suburbia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_black_bear
Black bears are highly dexterous, being capable of opening screw-top jars and manipulating door latches. They also have great physical strength. They have been known to turn over flat-shaped rocks weighing 310 to 325 pounds (141 to 147 kg) by flipping them over with a single foreleg. They move in a rhythmic, sure-footed way and can run at speeds of 25–30 mph (40–50 km/h). Black bears have good eyesight, and have been proven experimentally to be able to learn visual discrimination tasks based on color faster than chimpanzees and as fast as dogs. They are also capable of rapidly learning to distinguish different shapes, such as small triangles, circles and squares.