(Reaction to an article in the Crestone
immemorial bears have been living in the mountains and the terrain
where Crestone and Baca exist currently, perfectly fitting in,
their lives regulated by the usual seasonal changes. All this till
humans in numbers suddenly appeared, bringing with them a change
that is impossible for bears and other local life to adapt to
Do all of those who oppose the mother bear's killing understand
that their (and others', including those who are indifferent to the
bear's killing) presence in the bears' habitat is directly the
cause of her death?
The bears' and other wildlife's life-styles are incompatible with
the life-style humans lead. The animals indigenous to this region
would normally (without humans settled here) live in a direct
relationship to their environment, in tune with it, whereas humans
that presently are here live off the entire planet in a way that
is, by now, thoroughly out of tune with the Earth natural
processes, interfering with most life on it.
The only hope for bears and humans alike is for humans to start
living with (rather than off) their environment, fully sustainably
in a very transparent, non-ambiguous manner that would match the
natural life-style of all other life on Earth. Only thus the humans
could expiate the transgressions that they are committing against
their own and others' lives.
Mr. Jan Hearthstone - www.ModelEarth.Org .