Grizzly bear attack: Government failing to protect Yellowstone visitors

July 11, 2011

The National Park Service is allowing the grizzly who killed a defenseless hiker to continue to mingle with more potential victims ("Yellowstone: Grizzly left alone after fatal attack," July 8).

This is a subtle way to divert blame from the Park Service to the victim. The statement that it's the first fatal mauling in the park since 1986, while technically correct, is misleading. Less than one year ago, a person was killed and two injured by a grizzly in a campground near Yellowstone National Park, according to the Huffington Post.

The Park Service seems reluctant to accurately represent the danger and take action.

John Cookson

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