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Hope, a young bear, who's birth was witnessed live on the internet, has been killed by a hunter!
Apparently, in her home of Minnesota, it's legal to bear bait. Bear baiting is basically setting out bait and then shooting the bear when it arrives.
Hope had over 133,000 likes on her facebook page.
People are outraged at the killing of this research bear, but it's not illegal to kill research bears. That must be frustrating for scientists, with hunters just running around killing their subjects.
Something seems wrong.
The hunter claims he didn't mean to shoot Hope, but didn't express remorse either.
Wow. Just wow.
Our hearts go out to all the fans of Hope and to Hope's black bear family.
[Image via Facebook.]
They're working hard to protect the
Japanese police and coast guard officers practiced chasing a protest boat and arresting activists Wednesday in preparation for annual dolphin hunts that are attracting more foreign opponents to a sleepy fishing village.
The security drill with about 100 officers was aimed at guarding the southwestern town of Taiji.
In a mock chase in the cove, a coast guard patrol ship stopped the protest boat and arrested a pair of activists for trespassing and vandalizing the net.
On the ground, police officers practiced arresting other activists trying to block a truck carrying a freshly harvested dolphin. (sounds like a civil war protest)
Japan allows about 20,000 dolphins to be caught each year. Only about 2,000 of those are taken in Taiji, but it has caught attention because the town's practice is to push the animals to shore and slaughter them in shallow water, as opposed to harpooning them at sea.
So frigg'n sad!
[Image via AP Images.]
An Alaska bear hunter who was severely mauled by a grizzly over the weekend has been flown to Seattle in critical condition Monday.
Nome resident Wes Perkins, 54, was listed in critical condition and in intensive care, a spokeswoman for the hospital said.
It was the USA's first bear attack of 2011.
"As far as I know, this is the first significant incident of the year," said a special assistant with the department.
Perkins, a former Nome fire chief, was attacked on by the large bear that he and two companions were tracking by snowmobile outside of Nome. The other men in the hunting party shot and killed the bear and called for help by radio.
RIP Grizzly, and get well soon Wes!
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The governor of Russia's remote Chukotka region, must not understand the meaning of the word "endangered."
Last week he signed a decree allowing the area's indigenous people to hunt and kill 29 polar bears each year, including 19 females.
Russian wildlife campaigners condemned the move, saying the polar bear was already threatened by a shrinking habitat and rampant poaching.
One wildlife campaigner, said the decision would
"threaten the survival of the polar bear in the Russian Arctic and will have not only ecological but serious social and political consequences for us."
The authorities defended the partial lifting of the ban, arguing that hunting polar bears for their meat and their fur was a traditional part of local Chukchi culture in the Russian Arctic. They said hunters would not be allowed to export bear skins or to sell bear meat commercially.
Russia's decision to allow polar bear hunting for the first time since the Soviet Union banned the practice in 1957 was made possible after the Kremlin signed a treaty with the United States governing both countries' polar bear populations on either side of the Bering Strait.
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Little known fact about Sarah Palin: She likes to eat organic…she just has to shoot it first!
That's just one of the many zingers she gave during a crowd-pleasing speech at the Safari Club International (SCI) Convention in Reno this past weekend.
Tens of thousands of hunters gathered at this annual event to discuss America's favorite past-time: Hunting.
During her speech in a room filled with more
dead stuffed animals than a Toys "R" Us store, Palin shared her feelings on the importance of protecting wildlife. "I personally understand the importance of protecting the environment", she said.
She then explained further that we can't let the importance of protecting our environment endanger the energy supply within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying:
"If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence… I say, 'Mr. Caribou, maybe you need to take one for the team.'"
To emphasize her support of hunting, she even shared that her children are all named after the sport, explaining:
"Piper was named after Todd's airplane, the Piper Cub, which gets us to the hunting grounds… Bristol, Bristol Bay fishing grounds. Willow, a local sport-fishing stream. Trig, I pull the TRIG-ger. Track… I remember when we told my dad that his grandson was named Track, he said, 'Like TRACKing an elephant?'"
Some in attendance were praising her speech because "she's very pro-American", while others appreciated that she supported protecting animals. One supporter said:
"Everyone knows that hunting won't survive without animals being protected."
What do U think about Sarah Palin's speech and stance on hunting?
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