In many ways they are. Bear attacks are increasing all over. In the Smoky Mountains an autopsy confirmed that a camper was killed and partially eaten by a Black Bear. All sorts of Grizzly attacks. Almost always hikers or bicyclists.I think a lot of our problems would be solved if we could convince Tree Huggers to become Bear Huggers
A seven-year-old was mauled by a Mountain Lion. As we continue to build, sprawl, and remove habitat the predators have to go somewhere, and they lose their fear of people. Add to that an overall lack of outdoor skills, knowledge of wildlife outside of a Disney film, and little awareness and there you have it.
Let them live, right? I mean, hunting is just a relic from our racist, misogynist past.