Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2012
Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center has issued a statement regarding their position on the killing versus not killing of Bigfoot/Sasquatch:
I want to address an issue that has become a major pain in the butt recently. It seems that certain people have taken it upon themselves to declare the MABRC a pro-kill organization, or at the very least a pro-kill complacent group. Those certain people have apparently never been in the field with any MABRC Researchers, or even took the time to learn more about the MABRC. Our 7 Golden Rules that govern our organization clearly states that we will not dictate to our members whether they be no-kill or pro-kill, but when we conduct investigations/expeditions/research, our members understand it is in the no-kill view. Yes we have friends in the Bigfoot Community that are pro-kill, but we do not condemn them, we share our research information with them, and they do the same with theirs. They understand that we will not take part in hunts for Bigfoot, and when they are in any of our research areas, they understand that no-kill philosophy. We trust them like they trust us.
For those of you who have been spreading this arrogant rumor about the MABRC or any of our members, I extend an invitation to you to go on one of our expeditions, see for yourself how we conduct ourselves in a professional and non-aggressive manner. The majority of the time, our researchers are armed only with Bear Spray and hunting knives, the only time any one carries a sidearm is when children are present for their protection against mountain lions and bears, or when we go far back into the back country and need protection from large predators.
My apologies to the many fine members of the MABRC who have had to endure this selfish attacks from individuals who have no clue about the organization or individual members, instead relying on the hatred and venom of people who feel spurned by the MABRC for whatever reason.
The MABRC has many in the group that are top notch researchers, who spend their own hard earned money to conduct their research and share the results with others without any return on their investments. The sacrifices many of these folks have made have ramifications for not only themselves, but their families as well. For them to have to endure the discrimination caused by such hateful individuals is not only unfair to them, but to their families and friends too. These researchers have become my family and I hate to see this happen to them, so if you are one of the individuals who continue to berate the MABRC and it’s researchers, just remember, one day someone is going to do the same thing to you, and when you cry about it, what comes around, goes around. Do unto others as you wish they would do unto you.
Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.