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Don't Sensationalize Truth About Bears

In a video about a Colorado bear attack, the reporter said, “The man, by all accounts, is lucky to be alive.” This op-ed piece accompanied the video and reads as follows. "This is groundless fear-mongering, something the media uses instead of proper reporting. And, sadly, something that our wildlife agencies encourage. The truth is less sensational and far less likely to garner taxpayers’ money. If that bear had intended to kill the man, he’d be dead. But black bears are not aggressive by their very nature, fatal attacks are very rare and 90 percent of those are in the woodlands where the human has intruded on the bear’s habitat." The rest of the story is HERE. "You are 74 million times more likely to die by any other cause than a black bear attack near an urban center, 3,000 times more likely to be shot and 270 times more like to be killed by a hunter. This year as many Americans have been killed by beavers as black bears, 35 times as many by deer, 75 times as many by lightning strikes and 10 times more killed by horses." Why do our wildlife agencies promote sensationalism? Simple economics: they are desperate for funding and there’s always money for public safety, perceived or real."
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Much of what the story says is true. Bears are actually afraid of humans unless they are encroaching on their territory or there is food or cubs involved. The best way to defend yourself against a bear attack is with one of our bear sprays like this Frontiersman Bear Spray that has the longest range of any bear spray in the marketplace-between 30 and 35 feet. Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are "The Self Defense Product Experts"!
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