Internet Sensation Pedals, The Bi-Pedal Bear, Was Reportedly Killed By New Jersey Hunters

10.15.16 1 week ago • 7 Comments

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Pedals the bear, who has enraptured New Jersey residents over the last few years by walking upright much like a human (possibly due to an injured front paw), has reportedly been killed by hunters during New Jersey’s 5-day hunting season. The beloved bear was feared dead after New Jersey’s division of Fish and Wildlife confirmed an injured bear was brought in to be weighed by a hunter earlier this week.

After various reports, Lisa Rose-Rublack, who recently raised $20,000 to get Pedals to a sanctuary, made the sad announcement confirming the news on Pedals’ Facebook page:

Sadly, this comes just days after many animal rights activists were working to get him in a sanctuary for the winter:

Now, after hearing of his death, the internet is collectively up in arms:

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