Stop Polar Bear Hunting
 

Stop Polar Bear Hunting:

Polar bears are some of the most majestic and beautiful animals in the world. The global population estimate is between 22 000 and 25 000. This classifies the polar bear as 'threatened.'

Polar bears are threatened by pollution High levels of chemicals and PCBs are ingested annually which threatens the polar bears immune systems. This has been linked to reproduction failure and malformed organs. This chemical contamination is caused by ingesting prey such as seals.

Another threat is global warming. Without ice polar bears are unable to reach their prey. But the most immediate threat is hunting. Over 700 polar bears are hunted annually. This prevents the polar bear population from increasing to a healthier number.

Canada is the only nation in the world that allows polar bear hunting by non-natives and non-citizens. (Polar Bears also live in Alaska, Russia, Greenland, & Norway) Canada sells polar bear hunting licenses to trophy hunters. The main problem with this is that 60% of polar bears reside in Canada. Our objective is to help put a stop to polar bear hunting.

 
What You can Do:
A Quick Checklist

1.. Sign this petition: Stop Polar Bear Trophy Hunting  - Defenders of Wildlife created this petition. It will be sent to Mr. Dale Hall, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Dr. Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority.

2. Phone up or email these losers that offer polar bear hunting Safaris. These are the people directly responsible for facilitating the killings of these majestic animals. 

Alaska Hunting Safaris
490 N. Main # 215
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone - 954-540-2523
April through October
907-373-4658
RickHerscher@AOL.com

3. Consider donating or joining a charity. Humane Society of the United States supports the ending of the polar bear hunt. Also consider joining or donating to IFAW

4. Send letters & emails to the following people and organizations to indicate how angry you are with this hunt:

Prime Minister's Office
Right Honorable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington St. Ottawa
Ontario, Canada K1A OA2
1-613-992-4211
Fax: 613-941-6900
E-mail: pm@pm.gc.ca

Canadian Wildlife Service Environment Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H3
819-997-1095
Fax: 819-997-2756
cws-scf@ec.gc.ca

Environment Canada
National Office
Ottawa ON, K1A 0H3
819-997-2800
Fax: 819-953-2225
enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca

 

 

Commentary:
05/14/2008
Polar Bears Added to U.S Threatened Species List
06/28/2006
Humans biggest Threat to Polar Bear survival

 

Articles:
Trophy Hunting in Canada
Chemical Contamination
Global Warming
 

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