Originally Posted by Asheville Native
Reality is the bears were here first, and man is encroaching on their turf.
Again, an absolutely specious argument. According to your "logic", human beings have no right to inhabit the planet whatsoever, since the world apparently belongs to the bears and other animals. After all, they were here before us.
And you and your family have been encroaching on the turf of all of the rabbits, squirrels, snakes, birds, and other wildlife that you have displaced, injured, killed, and maimed by inhabiting the land that you currently inhabit.
If it's strictly a matter of first come, first served, as you suggest, then you and your family should do the earth and all it's critters a favor and walk the walk. Stop encroaching on their turf! Stop reproducing, stop driving, stop buying things, etc. etc. Stop living! Come on -- you and Organick need to step up to the plate.
All of this activity works to the detriment of the planet and it's wildlife, and so according to you, you are just as guilty as those folks living out in the country who are displacing bears.
What about all of the farmers here in WNC? Are they too encroaching on the turf of the animals? They must be, since the critters were there first. Oops, there goes our food supply!
Holy crapp, if we are to take your anti-human, misanthropic silliness to it's fullest extent, then we humans have no right to live at all!
tell me you have something better to offer than this.