(Wind River Reservation, WY) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today, January 4th that they will offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear.
The bear was found on September 9th, 2020, in the Crow Creek Drainage on the Wind River Reservation. On December 16th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shared they are offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information on this illegal killing. Adding PETA’s contribution, the reward is now up to $7,000.
“This grizzly bear deserved to live out his or her life in the wild expanse but instead died at the hands of a cruel person or persons,” says PETA Senior Director Stephanie Bell. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever committed this terrible crime against a protected wild animal can be held accountable.”
If you have any information regarding the death of this grizzly bear, or any other wildlife crimes, please call the Shoshone and Arapaho Fish and Game Department at 307-330-3208, the Service’s Special Agent at 307-332-7607, or email [email protected].
The USFW Service will apply applicable legal protections to hold accountable anyone who knowingly harasses, harms or feeds grizzly bears.