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Wisconsin Bear Education Sanctuary

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Please help me educate the public about who their peaceful funny black bears are.  We can stop the annual killing of more bears in Wisconsin than anywhere on earth.  Right now Sept. 6 - Oct.11, the annual bear slaughter over packs of dogs and bait is going on just when bears need to be putting on weight for hibernation.  5,000 bears will be killed again this year as they are every year.  Most of those killed are less than a year and a half old.    20 years of speaking out and writing columns has not stopped this kill.

Please help me build an open air bear education center 35 miles north of Madison, the capital.  I have the land.  The  8 foot triple fencing ( required by the DNR and Dept. of Agriculture) for one acre costs $30,000 and the bear house/den and cameras and an additional privacy fence ( so the bears are not shot from the road) is another $10,000.  If I can get the fencing in this fall, I can take in two bear cubs ( born in January ) in the spring. 

I have a track record of standing up for wildlife.  I have written the Madravenspeak living wildlife column for the Capital Times newspaper the past 7 years as a pro bono project to help wildlife.  (Put Madravenspeak into the search box of madison.com and 183 columns are in the archive.) The column I write can help me attract people to visit ( especially school children ) to learn how peaceful, intelligent and friendly bears are.  I could write a thousand columns and not have the effect of what the bears themselves can teach.  To know them is to love them.

Six of the eight bear species are on the endangered list.  Two-thirds of wildlife on planet earth has been destroyed in just the past 50 years.  We can change this paradigm to valuing the life of our wildlife.
This is a video put together by a supporter of the Minnesota Bear Education center.  We need a center in Wisconsin to help our bears and other wildlife:
Bears are sacred and do not deserve to be killed for taxidermy and heads on walls. For our bears! Thank you!

If you cannot stand to watch the second video, men rewarding a 10-year old child for killing a bear ( sponsored by Safari Club International head hunters club ):

- then help me end this.

The bears cannot speak for themselves. People will not protect who they do not know.  This effort needs community support.  We can do this together to open hearts and minds to the beauty and magic of our fellow beings.

Thank you so much!
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http://host.madison.com/ct/opinion/column/patricia-randolph-s-madravenspeak-lawmakers-push-irrational-cruelty-to-wolves/article_0d408615-8e42-5f12-b7ca-64c5f4caca84.html The legislators and hunters of Wisconsin are not just cruel to bears but also this is the only state in the country that allowed and will allow running dogs on wolves when they get them back from the Endangered Species protections they are trying to subvert. See my column link above. I titled it HUNTING IS NOT CONSERVATION: Exhibit A: Irrational Persecution of Wolves, but my editor thinks she is not editing if she does not change things. It is frustrating to write a column for free for 7 years and have things only get worse and worse - so that is why I want the community to help me start up a bear sanctuary. Please support this effort. I have donated my life to helping our wildlife survive. Can you help with donations?
Attached is the picture at the top of the most recent column. It is a dead bear showing off the low consciousness of the legislator, Senator Tiffany who heads up the Natural "resources" and "Sporting Heritage ( of death ) committee in the senate - the one that has now pushed forward 4,500 more bears to be killed in the fall in Wisconsin - over dogs. Who cares?
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As January flees and February approaches, baby bears are being born in dens. Unfortunately, many of them will lose their mothers next fall when the DNR state killing business offers up another 4500 bears to packs of dogs and the easy lure of baits accustoming them to donuts and bread all summer instead of their natural foraging customs - and leaving them easy targets for the dogs and men who just love to kill. "We let the dogs have some fun with them" when cubs are caught or wounded bears fall into a pack of dogs. Only citizens who care can change this IF THEY ORGANIZE. I am willing to take on the responsibility of giving a home to some ambassador cubs who will turn into bears that teach people how wonderful they are. But I need your help. Please help me help our bears. Donate for the fencing . Be a part of helping our state become humane.
black bear cubs just out of hibernation
bear cub hopes for a future
life no ring-around-the rosy for cubs
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Hi - Spring is fast approaching and bears need our help to be represented at the Wisconsin capital 40 miles from here where I want to help our bears.
The WI un-Natural Resources Board just confirmed a GOAL to kill another 4500 bears fall of 2018. They need our help NOW. All wildlife does and this sanctuary can be a gathering place, a focus of help for wolves, bears, bobcats, wild animals trapped and poisoned and shot - in a state that sadly needs reforming. It is urgent. Please help fund this effort and be a part of it. Bear killers put $50,000 a year into lobbying to deregulate killing our wildlife so they rule. Please help me give bears a voice. For a living world!
What will be the fate of little bears?
starving bear w/infected gun shot wound
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On Saturday, Scott Walker signed legislation that allows any age child to be taught to kill. This is blatant child abuse used to engage innocent children in killing innocent animals before that child has the understanding or maturity to handle a gun, much less kill another living creature. We need to organize and this sanctuary 35 miles from Madison is an opportunity for all of us to bring our talents, understanding and the wildlife themselves to "bear" so to speak, to help all wildlife ( the last third of wildlife left on planet earth). We cannot continue this accelerating trajectory of destruction and have a web of life anything like what can support all life, including human life. The biodiversity of life protects our health and spiritual sanity. Please help!
5,000 killed annually - help!
They cannot be heard crying out!
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