Last week, 18 year-old Camille Bomboy was mauled by a bear while hunting with her Dad in Pennsylvania. According to a post on The Blaze, she suffered several bite injuries and almost lost her ear before her Dad used his rifle to scare the bear.
That isn’t the craziest part, though. Not long after the attack, Camille received a letter written by Alicia Woempner, special projects division manager at PETA while recovering from her wounds:
I am writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 3 million members and supporters, including thousands across Pennsylvania, to send our best wishes for your speedy recovery and ask you to take a few moments to reflect on this incident.
This seems to be a good opportunity to put yourself in the place of the individuals you and the rest of your hunting party were trying to kill. As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals.
[It] would be a blessing if you were to abandon hunting and decide to live and let live. [M]any animals endure prolonged, painful deaths when they’re injured by hunters.
Now that you’ve experienced the horror of an attack—although this one was in self-defense—we hope you will choose to enjoy nature in only nonviolent ways. Thank you for your consideration.
It is unfortunate that a PETA member was not with Camille and her father to discuss alternative options with the bear, rather than attacking…. Seriously?
(Above Image source: Facebook via We Are Central PA)