Bear sacrificed to send message

Bear sacrificed to send message...

Too bad bears don't have the right to bare arms...

A bear cub was shot and dumped at the entrance to Western Carolina University. The cub appeared to have been shot in the head and had two Obama posters stapled together and pulled over its head.

University police called in N.C. Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation. Its bear hunting season in Western North Carolina. They found the bear at the roundabout near the Catamount statute about 7:45 a.m.. Tom Johnson, chief of university police reported the Citizen Times of Asheville. “...this is certainly unacceptable,” Johnson said. “Someone evidently was wanting to draw attention to the election. If we find out who they are, we'll make sure they'll get some attention themselves.”

Just how far are people willing to go during this election. This is a deplorable act and emblematic of the dire, no desperate state of the Republican campaign in the state of North Carolina. These people want to send a message, plain and simple.

Linn Beachem, owner of Beachem Carpet & Tile Care ion Arden has offered a $500 reward. (This) is not about the potential political message behind the incident. Instead, he is motivated by the act of someone killing and then dumping a bear on campus.

“I don’t want to make it about politics,” he said this morning. “It is just a despicable act.”

Beachem is hoping the $500 reward will spur others to offer even more reward money that might lead to an arrest in the case.

It doesn't take much to figure out what the message is. Thankfully this is 2008 and not 1968.

Carolina blogger had this too say...
'They may not want to speculate on the perpetrator of this atrocious and bizarre act, but we will. Was it a Sarah Palin-lovin,’ moose-hunter out to make a statement? Was it a racist taking out his Obama rage on an innocent black bear?'

And someone commenting on a wway3 television news channel had this to say ...
'... This is scary stuff. I'm afraid to put a sign in my yard after reading this morning about people having rocks thrown through windows and tire's slashed.. What is really scary is this is what we have been living with the whole time only now it is coming out because we have an African American running for President. How sad. !'

'Once again, my state continues to shock me. Is this a threat? Someone’s idea of a stupid, sick joke?' - Another Carolina blogger.


sassy said...

Despicable would be an understatement.

Rick Barnes said...


I just talked to some people from NC and they are scared. One of them took down his Obama sign. They are not sure what else could happen.

sassy said...


Their fear is with valid reason.

I wonder how much policial will there is to find the offenders and charge them?