Help stop Stephen Colbert's war on bears! Habitat loss, climate change and poaching all threaten the survival of these magnificent animals. It’s high time Stephen Colbert put aside his irrational fear of bears and recognize these animals as an important part of America's natural heritage.

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Dear Stephen:

In honor of Bear Awareness Week 2011, we the undersigned urge you to put your irrational fear of bears behind you and designate May 19th as Better Know a Bear Day on the Colbert Report.

There's no Col-BEAR Report without the bear, so show some spine and give these iconic animals the respect they deserve.

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