Canada: No more Trophy Hunts for Polar Bears

Canada is the only nation in the world that allows Polar Bear hunting by non-natives and non-citizens.

Of the estimated 20,000-22,000 Polar Bears worldwide, 60% of them live in Canada.

Polar Bears are currently at a threatened status, with worldwide treaties in place for their protection. Even so, Canada still allows trophy hunters to pay for the opportunity to kill a Polar Bear.

Selling hunting licenses to trophy hunters creates a bloody business where hunters sell tours to Canada for the sole purpose of killing a Polar Bear. With a price tag of $49,950 US, one hunting lodge claims to have a “virtual 100% success rate” at killing a polar bear and you can have as many observers as you would like for an additional $9,950 each.

The sickening treatment of these majestic animals must stop.

Please join me in petitioning the Canadian Government in pohibiting non-native hunts of Polar Bears!

Sign this petition!

A sleepy polar bear on a Spring day… [x]


This amazing wide range of artistry was created by Sril in Salt Lake City. This is some of the best detailed animal and character images that I have laid eyes on! 

source: global street art

anonymous asked:

i rly liked that idea of tanaka asking kiyoko out and she says she's interested in someone else so: tanaka tries to set kiyoyachi up. he gets the whole team in on it. like they set it up so the managers end up in the clubroom or a closet together but neither of them gets the hint so eventually they stage an intervention and are just like "you two are so gay for each other. fucking date already" and hinata tries to be subtle when he puts the girls' hands in each other (polar bear anon)

Last year, Reportage photographer Ed Ou spent several months in Arctic Canada documenting Inuit life, including the practice of hunting polar bear. His resulting work appears on Time.com and in next week’s Time Magazine International:

[Ed Ou] shows a near-empty refrigerator, the product of a place where unemployment is in the double digits, and where a simple carton of milk can cost more than $10. Given those bleak conditions, it’s not surprising that the Inuit would hunt polar bears, as their ancestors did before them—albeit not with high-powered rifles. A single polar bear pelt can fetch more than $10,000 on the open market, and the meat can feed dozens of hungry people. As distasteful as the sight of a butchered polar bear might be to outsiders, to the Inuit, it’s a matter of survival—and of culture. “They feel their ability to hunt is one of their last sources of subsistence,” says Ou. “Before you judge them, you have to understand the socioeconomic factors driving this.”

See the whole essay here.

Caption: The frozen pelt of a polar bear, shot days earlier, thaws in a bathtub. Arviat, Canada, Nov. 4, 2013. (Photo by Ed Ou/Reportage by Getty Images)