06 Mar '12, 7am

Chinese Businessmen Paying $80,000 to Hunt Polar Bears in Canada

Chinese Businessmen Paying $80,000 to Hunt Polar Bears in Canada

AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker /CC BY 2.0 Polar bears are among the world's most iconic animals, a noble species whose very existence hangs in precarious balance due to melting arctic ice associated with global warming -- but while conservationists work to preserve their kind, others are paying a hefty price for the chance to kill them. According to the Daily Mail , one Chinese company called the "I Love Hunting Club " is drawing criticism for selling travel packages to adventure-seeking tourists offering the chance to kill polar bears in Canada. Reports indicate that nearly a hundred people, mostly Chinese businessmen, have shelled out $80,000 for the trip which includes: airfare, accommodations, foreign hunting permits, tracking guides to help find a bear, a bow and arrow or rifle to kill it with, taxidermy services to mount the animal or to make it into a rug, and finally...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/chinese-tour...

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