"If this were a closed environment I think it would be an easy decision to make," said FWC commissioner Charles Roberts. "At some point and time we will have to overcome the society, political and emotional aspect of a bear hunt. It will never change from being an iconic animal. It has to be based on science."
Only 30 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, said Dr. Charles Roberts of Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, where Avalanna received treatment.