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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:05 PM

Alaska: video shows father and son boasting after illegally killing bear and cubs

Source: The Guardian

Alaska: video shows father and son boasting after illegally killing bear and cubs

The footage released by the Humane Society shows the two men shoot into the den as the cubs can be heard screaming

Erin Durkin in New York
Thu 28 Mar 2019 20.21 GMT

Surveillance video showing an Alaska father and son illegally killing a black bear and her shrieking cubs after locating them as they hibernated – and then boasting that they would never be caught – has been made public.

The video released by the Humane Society shows Andrew Renner and his son Owen on skis approaching the bear den on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, and then illegally shooting the three bears inside.

The slaughter took place in April last year and the Alaska department of public safety released the video on Thursday in response to a public records request from the Humane Society, according to local TV station KTTU.

A wildlife camera had been set up to monitor these particular bears because they were part of a study, according to the Humane Society.

The footage shows the father and shirtless son shoot into the den, as the cubs can be heard screaming. They yank out the dead mother bear and then exchange high fives. “They’ll never be able to link it to us, I don’t think,” one of the men can be heard saying.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/28/father-son-kill-bear-cubs-alaska-video


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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:10 PM

1. Scum of the Earth !

They're too stupid to live anymore.

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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:11 PM

2. WTF

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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:17 PM

3. I can't watch that. Throw the book at them.

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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:31 PM

4. Depraved monsters. I can't watch that.

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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:56 AM

5. The Humane Society also says Trump is trying to rollback rules on these practices


https://www.humanesociety.org/news/humane-society-united-states-acquires-video-shows-alaska-father-son-poachers-brutally-killing


Although the practice of killing a denning bear and her cubs was illegal in the game unit where the Renners killed these bears, it is lawful in certain areas under Alaska state law, and the federal government is currently seeking to expand where practices like this can occur. The Trump administration is pursuing rules to rollback Obama-era prohibitions of various egregious killing methods, such as killing a denning bear and her cubs, on national preserves and the Kenai national wildlife refuge in Alaska.

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