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Orphaned bear cubs’ lives put in jeopardy when mom dies suddenly

A black bear cub

- by April MacDonald

    Today, news travels faster than it ever has before.
    Social media plays a huge role in the dissemination of information, some good, and some bad, some both.
    Late Monday night, MLA Allan MacMaster posted on his official FaceBook page that:
    “We have a little bear cub to save. A mother bear died and her cubs were found today (Monday) trying to hide in trees nearby here in Inverness County. Nova Scotia is one of only two provinces that do not allow bears to be saved and re-introduced to the wild. Hope for Wildlife is willing to take them with a plan to return them to the wild, but unless the policy is changed, one of the bears will be taken to a wildlife park, and the other will be euthanised. That could happen as early as tomorrow (Tuesday). Who wants to help? Share this post, like it, or comment on it. The more interest people take, the greater the chance these cubs will have to live. Why not let Hope for Wildlife have a chance to try?”

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