Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Kentucky
Bears, when they attack and eat people, are put down, no questions asked. That bear if not killed, will keep killing and eating people until it dies. With this fact, training a bear to eat horse flesh is stupid.
Predators are hunted for different reasons than other game animals. Wolves, coyotes, feral dogs, pumas, and bears are dangerous animals. If they ain't being hunted, their numbers will grown as long as their food scources last, and compared to deer and elk, horse and cows are easy prey. Those attackes on humans in CA and other western states are direct results of the ban on predator hunting in those state.
Personally, I agree with LadyDreamer, the owner has certian rights. But, those who indanger others with their actions, ie training bears to eat horse flesh, should in punished. This could lead to a trailrider being attacked and killed, or their horse being attacked.
A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.
Mis Raices Estan Aqui (my roots are buried here)