The video is only 1 minute and 54 seconds long.
But there’s no doubt it might stay with a viewer for much longer.
Warning: Graphic footage.
A graphic video of a grizzly bear being hunted to his death is generating an enraged response by many of those who have watched it. Not only because the bear is galloping down a snow-covered mountain with blood streaking behind him. Or because he is panting and struggling to recover while on all fours. Or that, in the end, he tumbles and rolls again and again down the slope like a heavy rag doll.
But because of the gleeful response to his death by the men who likely killed him.
The video was recently posted to Facebook by the Wildlife Defence League(WDL), a wildlife conservation organization based in Canada. Tommy Knowles, the campaign director of WDL, said the response to it has been astonishing: “We had absolutely no idea it would take off like it has,” he told The Dodo. “No idea.”
Knowles explained that the video — which he found on Youtube over a year ago — has reached over 6 million people. The organization posted it specifically to protest the seasonal grizzly hunt, which he says takes place in British Columbia every fall and spring.
Author: Christina M. Russo
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