The animal regularly roamed the area surrounding Abruzzo National Park with its cubs. Local residents, including families with young children, would regularly watch when the bear family came again. You can see how it looked in this video:
The resident who shot the animal claims the mother bear came onto his property, making him feel unsafe. So he shot the bear with a rifle.
The cubs are in danger
The brown bear is a protected species in Italy, and therefore hunting of the animals is prohibited. Residents and politicians in the area are concerned about the health of the cubs, as they must survive without a mother.
“We are committed to protecting the bear cubs and doing everything we can to ensure they continue to live freely,” said Climate Minister Gilberto Bechetto.
The head of the Italian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) also responded to the bear shooting. “It is an unjust crime against nature,” Luciano Di Tisio said. According to him, the cubs are in great danger because they cannot take care of themselves yet.
In total, about 60 bears roam the Abruzzo National Park, where the female bear also resides with her cubs.
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