Why can't people just leave animals alone?

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11. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 176 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Quoting road to roam

Quoting Dymphna

I leave that to the stupid people who try to pet buffalo in Yellowstone Park...we lose a few visitors every year.

Are you referring to fatalities against humans from buffalo? While attacks are common, and becoming increasingly so, fatalities from buffalo attacks are extremely rare.

Because of stupid people, we are getting more and more attacks of buffalo on the visitors. We had one where the guy went up to pet the buffalo and it was caught on video. People do not want to believe that you cannot pet the bears either. Bear attacks in the area are on the rise. Tent camping is becoming more dangerous as they will open up a tent without a thought and we lose one or two in their sleep a year. We are having problems with bears going into urban areas. We had one bear decided to go to school one morning and walked the halls in Bozeman. A few weeks ago one of the bears made it into Billings South side by a at least a mile into the city. Kallispell had a wolf show up at a grade school a few years ago.

12. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 353 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Dymphna

Because of stupid people, we are getting more and more attacks of buffalo on the visitors.

I agree and acknowledged as much. I was asking what you meant by "...we lose several visitors every year"

If you meant human deaths from buffalo, that is far from true.

13. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 788 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Dymphna

People do not want to believe that you cannot pet the bears either.

When I visited Canada we saw a bear on the road. We stopped at a distance and took pictures from the car until it wandered into the forest. Another car had stopped on the otherside of the road. That driver got out of the car and followed the bear into the forest.

14. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 176 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

Quoting Dymphna

People do not want to believe that you cannot pet the bears either.

When I visited Canada we saw a bear on the road. We stopped at a distance and took pictures from the car until it wandered into the forest. Another car had stopped on the otherside of the road. That driver got out of the car and followed the bear into the forest.

The bear got lunch that day. Exactly my point.

Buffalo gorings may be few, but only because there are not may buffalo except in certain concentrated areas. In those areas, gorings are common.

15. Posted by maimran (Budding Member 3 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

It sure as hell is not about “control.” Laughable - when you see how trying to control a cat or a parakeet works out. (insert LOL here) Not just dogs but birds, some wild animals like lions and even whales are known to initiate contact with humans.

In the US, animal experiments are tightly controlled. Zoos have made huge advances in caring for the wild animals in their care and sometimes zoos have become havens for endangered species like cheetas.

We should be proud to be the one species which has established positive relationships with so many species unlike our own.

16. Posted by khaledb (Budding Member 10 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

That article is really spinning one's head!!!
Humans won't stop their selfish ways hurting other creatures ans spices!
Some laws to save animals are needed to be enforced!! Starfishes place is water not your body!

17. Posted by maimran (Budding Member 3 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

yes, you are right but how can it's possible?

18. Posted by khaledb (Budding Member 10 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

It's not a personal problem. That's why it's kinda be impossible to find it a solution!

Countries laws should take place in such cases!!

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20. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1254 posts) 4d Star this if you like it!

A lot of aquariums have touch tanks and there are starfish in them. A starfish on the beach can be picked up without hurting it (any more than it was already hurt) So the woman that picked up a starfish on the beach should not have been attacked.