Justice for Bear Cubs Shot and Killed in Cold Blood


Target: Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir

Goal: Charge man alleged to have shot two fleeing black bear cubs with a felony.

Two beautiful black bear cubs are dead after an as-of-yet unidentified man reportedly murdered them with a shotgun for rummaging through his garbage in Evergreen, Colorado. People who live in bear habitat need to respect them, not kill them in cold blood. Demand that this man be subjected to felony charges for this heinous violence.

Black bears have called the state of Colorado home for hundreds of thousands of years, and officials estimate that around 12,000 currently reside within the state’s borders. Unfortunately, three of those thousands—a mother and her two cubs—were recently in the wrong place at the wrong time in the town of Evergreen, west of Denver.

They were rummaging through a home’s garbage cans early one morning looking for food when the home’s resident, a man whom the police have not yet officially identified, came out to investigate. Alarmed, he reportedly fired two rubber bullets in an attempt to scare the bears away. Unfortunately, as the bears were running away, the man’s dog ran out to chase them.

This is when the cubs’ fate was decided, through no fault of their own. The man allegedly loaded a live round and fired, hitting both of the bear cubs. One was killed instantly, and the other was wounded so badly that it had to be put down. The mother bear had no choice but to continue to run off into the woods.

Police are investigating and weighing charging the unidentified man with misdemeanor hunting bear out of season and felony illegal discharging of a weapon. Killing two bear cubs who were, by all reports, already running away is unforgivable. Sign the petition below to demand that felony charges are brought against this alleged killer.


Dear District Attorney Weir,

I am writing you today regarding the two black bear cubs that were recently murdered in Evergreen. I urge you to do what you can to ensure that they receive the justice they deserve.

There can be no question that the use of live ammunition against bear cubs who were, as reports indicate, already alarmed and running away from the home in question was excessive and cruel. The man’s dog was under no imminent threat, so there was no justification for shooting those fleeing animals.

A person so eager to kill baby bears needs to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. I urge you to charge this individual with felony illegal discharging of a firearm so that his apparent utter disregard for these beautiful animals can be punished.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ron Shawley

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  1. Wendy Waltenberg says:

    It is not the bears fault that people have invaded their lands and now they have to resort to looking through garbage.
    Would the guy shoot a homeless person for rummaging through his bins. Hope not but who would know when you have a trigger happy moron.
    Needs to be prosecuted for such a senseless killing when both the cubs and mum bear were running away so what was the point of shooting them.

  2. These poor bears were just looking for food to survive in their own territory–and this idiotic invader made it accessible. Killing baby animals who are doing nothing but foraging and then running away is criminal, inhumane and sadistic. The grief of the mother bear will be horrible.

    This monster killer needs a long prison sentence and huge fine! He really should be told to move where there are no wildlife he can kill–just because he is bothered and feels like being powerful behind a gun.

    I am sick of sociopaths with a lethal weapon that want to kill any creature who gets in their way!

  3. Patrick Généreux says:

    Another human garbage. Pay hard fucking loser.

  4. Hope he ROTS IN HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    I hope this scumbag pays tenfold for his babaric and inhumane actions.

  6. What a dirty piece…join the army buddy, fight real men …I can only hope for the most awful thing to happen to you a thousand curses

  7. Heartless inbreeds

  8. Natasha polychuk Natasha polychuk says:

    the bears were hungrey!! Shoot the hick that killed them!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Jean-Louis Rubens says:


  10. A GOOD & CIVILIZED SOCIETY WOULD NEVER ALLOW THIS! === THIS MUST STOP! == Arrest this killer ==== harsh & severe penalties should be imposed ====== such a murder was unnecessary, senseless, irrational, merciless, callous, immoral === YOU MUST MAKE THE gun-happy idiots STOP! === IF YOU DON’T, THEY’LL CONTINUE THEIR BRUTAL HORRIBLE WAYS!

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