26 Aug '11, 2pm

British Petroleum Employee Shoots Polar Bear - Care2.com

British Petroleum Employee Shoots Polar Bear - Care2.com

A security guard working at a British Petroleum oil field in Alaska shot and killed a polar bear . It was reported the bear had been approaching employee housing at Endicott oil field, but the reason was not included. Often when bears approach human communities it is due to garbage not being properly secured, or food left out which attracts them. A state of Alaska bear management plan for the North Slope says, “This is an extremely serious issue. Bears that learn to associate human activity with a possible meal are not only potentially dangerous, but are also at greater risk of getting killed in other areas. ” (Source: State of Alaska ) Polar bears are protected under the Endangered Species Act as threatened, but some say they deserved to have their status upgraded to endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the incident. So far it appears the securi...

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