The Scientist Who Wanted Grizzly Bears Eliminated

The Scientist Who Wanted Grizzly Bears Eliminated
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In 1967, two girls were attacked and killed by grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. This tragic event ignited a public uproar that was “immediate, intense and prolonged,” according to the New York Times.

Enter a biologist named Gairdner Moment. In 1969, Moment published an essay responding to the 1967 attack, called “Bears: The Need for a New Sanity in Wildlife Conservation.”

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