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Just feed the bears

Dear Editor:The bears have to eat, too! Can’t there be some sort of area where bears can feel comfortable eating trash – say, like at the dump? What’s wrong with people dumping their food/trash in a remote area where the bears can consider it a picnic ground, somewhere away from town? If there is a central food area, wouldn’t they resort to that area to feed, as well as their natural berries and such?If I lived in Aspen, I would attend the town meetings to suggest a central dumping ground for food where the bears would feel at home and then possibly leave everyone’s home alone. I hate the idea that the bears may be hungry or starving and have little foot to eat. It’s not fair that people get to rule in the forest! We have to live and take care of our furry creatures.Charleen BarnickelParker, Colo.

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