I am writing to express my disgust over the actions of Doris Berryhill-Parks, who insists on feeding wild animals at her home in Ilwaco. Her actions have resulted in six bears undergoing euthanasia, and she has created ongoing safety issues for her neighbors.
In my opinion, this repugnant behavior is equal to the actions of poachers and all other forms of animal cruelty and abuse.
Berryhill-Parks seems to have learned nothing from leniency granted to her on the first prosecution of this same offense. This time around, she should be prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows, and her obvious mental health issues addressed.
I would like to thank WDFW personnel for their diligence in this matter, and the Ilwaco citizens who brought attention to Berryhill-Park’s actions