This Week’s Darwin Award Nominees

Wasted Electrons comments on the recent deaths of two Malibu, California men who were advocates of grizzly bear protection. They were slain in Alaska.

By a bear.

I’d seen the reports of the mauling deaths, and I was willing to bet that these guys:

A) weren’t armed, and

B) were probably environmental activists of some kind or other.

Now both of my assumptions are proven correct:



Killed were Timothy Treadwell, 46, and Amie Huguenard, 37, both of Malibu, California, said the National Park Service and the Alaska State Troopers.

Treadwell was the founder of Grizzly People, an organization devoted to the protection of grizzly bears and their habitat. According to the group’s Web site, Treadwell’s practice was to travel to bear country without weapons.

And in the effort to recover the bodies, Park personnel had to kill two aggressive bears.

So much for protecting bears.

Why do so many “animal activists” behave as though they believe wild animals are Disney audioanimatronics?

File this one under “Cosmic Justice.”

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