A famous bear is now famously dead, and that's sad2/22/2013
The "M" in M13's name now stands for "martyr." Swiss authorities recently killed the oddly-named bear, thought to be the only one living in the wild within the country's borders. Wildlife activists are expressing outrage over the killing, and a statement from Switzerland's environment office admitted the young male brown had never shown any aggression toward humans since wandering over neighboring Italy. Nonetheless, M13 was spotted hanging around villages and following people. (Or in other words, acting like a lot of sad, lonesome guys.) "(He) was in no way a problem bear," insisted Joanna Schoenenberger of the World Wildlife Fund, and shouldn't have been killed "simply because we haven't done our homework." [Source]
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Was there an alternative to killing the bear?