No Euthanasia for Hungry Polar Bears!

With climate change taking its toll on polar bear habitat, future management has recently been discussed in a new study “Rapid ecosystem change and polar bear conservation,” by 12 scientists. One of the scientists, Andrew Derocher of the University of Alberta and author of "Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior “ says;

"The management options for northern communities like Churchill would range from doing nothing, to feeding the bears, moving them somewhere else or euthanizing them."

SOURCE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130204184716.htm

The notion that polar bears may face starvation, and euthanasia is a "humane" alternative is flawed science since seal hunting has been permitted unchecked for decades- hundreds of thousands are culled annually- and they are a primary food source of polar bears. The "humane" thing to do would be to place a moratorium on seal slaughter as a polar bear can consume 5 seals a week.

Tell Dr. Andrew Derocher of the University of Alberta to suppot the ban on seal hunting for the survival of the polar bear.

Phone: (780) 492-5570
Fax: (780) 492-9234
Email: derocher@ualberta.ca

With climate change taking its toll on polar bear habitat, future management has recently been discussed in a new study “Rapid ecosystem change and polar bear conservation,” by 12 scientists. One of the scientists, Andrew Derocher of the University of Alberta and author of "Polar Bears: A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior “ says;


"The management options for northern communities like Churchill would range from doing nothing, to feeding the bears, moving them somewhere else or euthanizing them."


SOURCE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130204184716.htm


The notion that polar bears may face starvation, and euthanasia is a "humane" alternative is flawed science since seal hunting has been permitted unchecked for decades- hundreds of thousands are culled annually- and they are a primary food source of polar bears. The "humane" thing to do would be to place a moratorium on seal slaughter as a polar bear can consume 5 seals a week.


Tell Dr. Andrew Derocher of the University of Alberta to suppot the ban on seal hunting for the survival of the polar bear.


Phone: (780) 492-5570
Fax: (780) 492-9234
Email: derocher@ualberta.ca

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