19 Feb '12, 2am

Time to Stop Canada's Polar Bear Hunt | Care2 Causes

Time to Stop Canada's Polar Bear Hunt | Care2 Causes

The Center for Biological Diversity, a US conservation group, has filed a formal request with the Department of the Interior, CBC News reports . The group is calling for a ban on all Canadian wildlife product imports. The proposed ban is in protest against the recent decision of the Nunavut territorial government to increase this year’s quota on the polar bear hunt in one of the defined hunting regions. It’s actually rather shocking that polar bears are still being legally killed for trophy hunts. They’re considered a threatened species; in fact, they’re the first species to be added to the endangered species list due to the threat from global warming . I think few enough people are aware that polar bear hunting is still legally sanctioned. If they were, we might by now have forced government tourism and game departments to get with the program. We’ve covered this issue at...

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