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Let sleeping bears lie, says EC


The cubs are then left to die or sold to zoos and circuses, she says, in a memo asking for the European Commission’s position.

Environment commissioner Janez Potočnik replied this week that the commission was “aware of the practice to hunt brown bear in the den during hibernation.”

And his verdict?

“This practice as such does not seem be in line with a sustainable use of this species.”

Does not ‘seem’ to be a sustainable ‘use’ of the bear?

That’s one way of putting it, Janez…

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