Brown bear shot by hunters

A BROWN bear was shot by hunters in Palencia, the Junta de Castilla y Leon Ministry for Development and the Environment reported.

The adult female bear was shot at around 2.30pm on Sunday, November 30, in Ventanilla, Palencia and died instantly.

Although the shooting supposedly happened accidently during a hunting expedition, an investigation has been launched which will be handled by the Public Prosecutor’s office to determine possible responsibilities.

Environmental officers for from Ministry and the Guardia Civil Nature Protection Service, SEPRONA, transferred the brown bear’s body to the Centre for the Recovery of Wild Animals in Burgos, where an autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.

The hunt was being supervised by two environmental guards and a member of the Junta de Castilla y Leon Bear Patrol. The area had been under surveillance in the days leading up to the hunt and no presence of brown bears had been detected.

This comes just days after an environmental officer in Cataluña was arrested for his alleged involvement in the death of a bear. 

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    • Bestbear

      30 November 2020 • 17:49

      This is so sad!Humans should stop killing bears!

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