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Polar Bear Spotted in Iceland


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- 3926 days ago - iar.org.uk
A polar bear has been spotted in Iceland, hundreds of miles from the creatures' natural habitat. The AFP news agency reported that local photographer Rax Axelsson captured images of the polar bear close to the town of Saudarkrokkur in the north of the



   

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 10:53 am
Sadly, I've just read that the poor creature has been shot dead...

From Iceland's second polar bear shot dead:

"Iceland authorities shot a polar bear they had hoped to save after it was found hundreds of kilometres from its natural habitat.

It was the second bear to be killed in two weeks in Iceland, where sightings of the threatened species are rare. It had apparently travelled several hundred kilometres atop an ice floe.

Despite protests after the first bear was killed, the animal was shot when it panicked and charged a group of journalists. Bear sightings have lent credence to warnings that climate change is creating a more perilous habitat by melting Arctic ice."
 

Marena Chen (200)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 12:15 pm
Are these people completely mad?
 

Morgan Griffith (225)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 12:34 pm
Whaling and shooting polar bears, hope their citizens know how to duck fast.
 

Steve D (551)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 3:10 pm
THATS TWICE NOW THAT THESE INHUMANS HAVE KILLED/MURDERED A POLAR BEAR FOR LOOKING FOR FOOD OR SOMEWHERE TO LIVE,SACK THESE HEARTLESS MONGRELS FOR NOT USING TRANQUILISERS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY,HOW STUPID ARE OUR HEARTLESS LEADERS.
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2008, 3:55 pm
Okay, so they tranquilize this lovable carnivore; now what do they do with a full grown polar bear that looks for food around or near inhabited settlements which likely has children, pets, livestock and unarmed adults walking around? Donít say ship it back to Canada because they are already having the same problem there with the steadily growing population of polar bears and would likely refuse to accept the animal.
 

Marena Chen (200)
Friday June 20, 2008, 11:01 am
But Ralph, is that a good enough reason to kill them?
 

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