The State of Utah is now responsible for what bears do

A family from Provo Utah is suing the State of Utah and the US Forest Service for the death of their son by a bear. Samuel Ives was killed at a campground in American Fork Canyon by a nuisance bear. The family is claiming the State of Utah who “own” the wildlife and the US Forest Service on whose ground the bear was roaming and the campground was located.

The family says they are experienced campers and understood the risk. However if they had known that a nuisance bear was in the area they would not have stayed 15 minutes.

The state and the USFS had two chances to warn them of the fact that a dangerous bear was in the area.

See Family files lawsuits over fatal bear attack and Family to file lawsuits over fatal bear attack

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One Comment on “The State of Utah is now responsible for what bears do”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Man what the hell? They stated they are experienced campers that statement alone should make them at fault. How could you leave a small child alone in the woods. I even as a non Experienced camper would not leave a child alone bear or not how do they know what animals do raom the woods? I wonder if this family would be looking fo ra handout if thier son was bitten by a rattlesnake because the USFS didn’t specifically tell them there was a snake around the campsite. Throw the case out and move on to the next case of ignorance getting paid someone else’s hard earned money. Ohh and throw that cse out too.

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