Bear with me. (This is just a mini-rant brought on by this. Skip it if you want)
Lets say ISIS takes 25,000 hostages. And then executes 1,000. And then ISIS broadcasts pictures of the survivors.
And then Obama goes on TV and notes that the survivors are sweating. He then blames the deaths on global warming.
Normal people would rightly claim he was insane because it wasn’t the heat that killed those hostages.
Well … there are 25,000 polar bears. Somewhere between 500 and 1,000 are shot each year by aboriginal hunters (or the people they guide for).
And the usual suspects (like Greenpeace and Obama and the whole climate change scam) blame it on global warming.
Annual harvest is between 500 and 700 bears or 2-3% of the world population of about 25,000 bears and is thought to be sustainable.
Russians say Canadian documents help polar bear poachers
Hunting polar bear in the Arctic is a privilege that so few outdoorsman will ever have the chance of experiencing. All of our guides and guide helpers are Inuit and posses government certification on safety standards used when out on the land.The Inuit are the only people in Canada who can legally harvest a polar bear based on cultural and subsistence purposes and is done through strictly enforced regulations and highly monitored tag allocations. A sustainable harvest quota system set by Canadian scientists and local Inuit Wildlife Management Boards are based on the principles of conservation and aboriginal subsistence hunting, and are not market-driven. Measures are in place to allow a limited number of polar bear tags from the overall annual harvest quota to be allocated for non-Aboriginal hunters thereby not affecting the management objectives and conservation of the species.
All the meat derived from a sport hunted polar bear goes directly to the Inuit guide and his family or the community food bank.
Hunters in Quebec have killed 12 times the usual number of polar bears they harvest in southern Hudson Bay this winter, leading a Canadian polar bear researcher to wonder if soaring prices for polar bear hides are to blame.