Letter: Give bears a break this autumn

With the tremendous stress placed on wildlife this hot dry summer, we should do all we can to facilitate their survival.

To the editor:

A week or so ago a young bear showed up at the farm. He was a healthy three-year-old who seemed well behaved. He avoided people and spent most of his time grazing in the hayfield.

With the tremendous stress placed on wildlife this hot dry summer, we should do all we can to facilitate survival for many creatures.

To help save bears, first and foremost, we must not habituate them to garbage. Don’t put out your garbage overnight. Secure freezers and garbage bins.

Our young visitor isn’t around any more. He was shot; probably for tipping garbage bins.

Joe Klein, Peachland