I’ll be reblogging Craig more, as it will remind me to read him and he deserves a wider audience.
A predatory black bear/Rob Foster photo
Alaska’s mainstream media has dialed up the perfect solution to the fear gripping the 49th state in the wake of two extremely rare, fatal bear attacks in two days in June: Ignorance.
“It’s good to be prepared, but training to people to deal with bear incidents creates fear,” wrote an Alaska Dispatch News columnist, who blamed other writers plus local, state and federal officials for this fear.
“Outdoor writers and land managers also increase fear of bears by teaching preparedness,” he concluded.
It was tempting to just make a joke of such nonsense and draft a “Top 10” list of things we should stop teaching. At first it started with boating safety, but….
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