Born Free USA's senior program associate, Monica Engebretson, recently was interviewed by Shannon Devereaux Sanford of WTBQ radio in New York. They talked about urban and suburban conflicts between animals and humans. Listen to the 11-minute, 30-second interview.
The interview was prompted in part by reports of a bear on the loose in nearby Tenafly, N.J. Engebretson talks about how the two reasons wild animals venture into human settlements are shelter and food. If homeowners learn to not feed the animals or leave food outdoors, there would be fewer conflicts, she says.