During December of last year, 18-year old Camille Bomboy was mauled by a mother bear while deer hunting on her family’s farm in Porter Township, Pennsylvania. The attack resulted in the young woman receiving bite marks on her arms and shoulders and her almost losing an ear. Four days after this occurred, PETA sent Camille a letter wishing her a speedy recovery but essentially blaming her for her predicament.
The letter stated in part:
As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals. There used to be a bumper sticker that read, “I support the right to arm bears!” That was a joke, but in all seriousness, it would be a blessing if you were to abandon hunting and decide to live and let live.
The letter sparked enough controversy that it was the subject of a heated debate on Fox News’ The Real Story. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.