Bear loses life as man-animal conflict widens

0Shares

SHOPIAN: Police Friday shot dead a bear after it wounded three persons in Kathuhalan Kelar area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Illegal felling of trees and encroachments on forest land has shrunk the habitat of wild animals forcing them to come out of their territory. “A poor animal has lost its life due to the human misdemeanor,” a local teacher said. “It’s the greed of the man coupled with official apathy that animals venture into territories that belongs to them. A bloody conflict is all but inevitable.”  

Naib Tehsildar Shopian, Abdul Rashid, said that a bear appeared in Kathuhalan village and attacked three persons and later took shelter in a cow-shed. “A team along with a police party led by Tehsildar Shopian Shakeel Ahmed rushed to spot and shot dead the wild bear while it tried to attack a cow,” he said. 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS