This quote from a story in today's NYT about the human-caused disappearance of the grizzly bear from the North Cascades, where there has not been a grizzly sighting since 1996:
We'll leave aside the further irony that an Alaskan governor-turned-performer has anointed her favored political players as "Grizzlies" while trying to get government out of the way of industry decimation of grizzly habitat.
“Grizzlies are a threat to livestock and to humans,” said John Stuhlmiller, the director of government relations at the Washington State Farm Bureau. “People might think they’re neat and they might want to go see them in the zoo, but in the wild they’re not a friendly, cuddly creature.”People whose livelihoods are not threatened by predators do not get it, Mr. Stuhlmiller said. “If my 401(k) was being raided by grizzly bears, I would think differently,” he said.