The search for the injured bear has ended in Slovakia. He allegedly attacked a mushroom picker

The search for the injured bear has ended in Slovakia. He allegedly attacked a mushroom picker
The search for the injured bear has ended in Slovakia. He allegedly attacked a mushroom picker
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The intervention team of the Slovak Office for Nature Protection today ended the search for an injured bear that allegedly attacked a mushroom picker in the Žilina district on Saturday. According to the Slovak media, the office informed about it. The mushroom picker claims that he shot the bear in self-defense with a short firearm.

Based on the tracks, members of the emergency team concluded that the bear had suffered minor injuries. The bear retreated into dense vegetation and is not expected to approach populated areas, according to the authority.

“Dogs found multiple brown bears in the area, but the injured bear retreated to the sloping, hard-to-reach terrain,” the authority said. He also pointed out that Saturday’s attack took place in the bear’s natural environment.

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According to earlier information, the mushroom picker shot the bear on Saturday morning when it was moving outside the marked tourist routes and was looking for mushrooms in the dense forest.

The coexistence of humans and bears has become a political issue in Slovakia. The Slovak government wants to considerably relax the conditions for shooting bears. Government politicians criticized their predecessors for being too conciliatory.

This week, Prime Minister Robert Fico’s cabinet approved a draft constitutional law, which is supposed to allow the widespread shooting of bears moving around towns and villages. However, it will need the votes of the opposition for its approval. However, according to the largest opposition party, Progressive Slovakia, the law is not in line with EU law, which, according to the party, only allows the shooting of demonstrably problematic individuals.

The article is in Czech

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