Soon after writing up the most recent post, I e-mailed Doug Peacock to get his opinion on the subject and determine whether or not it might be a plausible scenario. He wrote back, stating that that very well could be the outcome of this crisis but, that if it happens, it will be the fault of us bear advocates for not doing our job well enough. It may seem an obvious point to some, but it struck me in a big way. The problem before us is getting the message to the people who don't want to hear it. It can seem an incredibly daunting task, but it re-enforces the need to spread the message as far and as wide as we can to ensure that our voice is the loudest.