A moment of silence, please, and not specifically for the bear in question though I don’t object. But there is something perhaps more important than one bear going on here. Agence France-Presse explains, though I can’t quite put my finger on it:
The male bear, known as “M13”, was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment.
“The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland,” he told AFP.
M13 lived in the mountainous Graubuenden region of eastern Switzerland, on the border with Italy, spending spring seasons in the Val Poschiavo.
Oh, wait. No, you don’t.