Pyros the bear is facing castration because he’s so good at getting laid that people fear he’s limiting genetic diversity in his species.
Pyros is the dad, granddad and great granddad of pretty much every bear roaming the mountains between France and Spain that’s been born in the last 20 years. Of the four other males in the colony (only one of which isn’t related to Pyros), none have fathered any cubs and officials believe it’s because they’re intimidated by Pyros.
Councilor JosÃ© Enrique ArrÃ³ says:
“If he keeps up this sexual vigour and dominant attitude for a few more years, the other males in the mountains have no chance of mating with any of the females.”
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Is it right that Pyros gets punished for his success with the lady bears? Should he really have his balls chopped off in the name of ‘fairness’? Why not spray some better pheromones or whatever around the other bears? Why not take Pyros away from the colony for a little while, or would the whole place dissolve into chaos without its great leader around to plough all the female bears and keep all the dude bears in check? Surely castrating him isn’t fair on him or any of the bears he’s banged over the years.
Or are they more worried about the future generations of inbred bears with next level superhuman strength?