Spanish Villages Under Siege from ‘Endangered’ Bears

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It’s no longer safe for elderly residents or children in the villages of Castile and Leon in Northern Spain to go for walks outdoors. That’s because goody-two-shoes environmentalist wackos thought it would be a good idea to rehabilitate a local apex predator, which had previously been driven close to extinction for good reasons. The Iberian brown bear is a 550-pound relative of America’s grizzly bears, and they’ve grown so populous in Spain once again that they’re becoming a danger to the locals.

The local government has now set up ranger patrols to try to scare the bears off when they roam into the villages looking for a toddler to snack on. The rangers are armed with rubber ball shotguns, so if a bear decides it really wants to eat you, there’s not much they can do about it.

Back in the 1990s, there were only about 60 of these bears left in Spain. Today, there are more than 400 terrorizing the locals. And thank goodness! What would they do without these large, dangerous predators roaming around in their yards and breaking into their homes?

For city folks who don’t appreciate or understand the dynamic here, there are good reasons why dangerous apex predators have been driven to the brink of extinction in many places. Fact: We bury our loved ones “six feet under” in Western civilization because it’s upsetting when nasty, dangerous wolves dig up your mom and eat her.

With so many bears roaming around northern Spain once again, it’s only a matter of time before the inevitable tragedy happens. The bear-o-philes will then lecture the rest of us about how this normally doesn’t happen.

“We are older people,” says 73-year-old Angeles Orallo. “The fact that we can’t go out for a quiet walk is sad.”

Too bad, granny! It’s more important for environmentalist nutjobs to virtue signal us about how they’re saving the bears. If it destroys your way of life or you get eaten, that’s a small price they’re willing to pay.