Bears are not companions of men, but children of God, and His charity is broad enough for both.
Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters.
A bear's days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are over domed by the same blue sky,
and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours and was poured from the same fountain...
John Muir (1838-1914; naturalist, writer, and founder of the Sierra Club)