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Rich Chinese thrill seekers pay £50,000 for Trip of a Lifetime- to Kill Endangered Polar Be

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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I dont see how hunting a polar bear is much more of a thrill than hunting any other bear? just more cold i guess. *sighs* rich people




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Rich people.

I wonder what I would be like if I became insanely rich all of the sudden.

I just don't see myself spending it on shooting animals. Not what I have in mind at all when it comes to having good fortune.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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What about killing animals for food?

The Polar bears are being killed for pleasure not food.

I haven't eaten meat for years, but I am not against those who do - I am against the way animals are cruelly treated and slaughtered in some countries.



What about allowing hunting seasons to control the overpopulation of certain animals? (i.e. deer)

There is no overpopulation of Polar bears, there is no justification whatsoever to hunt and kill them.

While I understand your point, I don't agree with the culling of any species. It is because of humans that nature's balance is upset in the first place. Mother Nature did mighty fine all by herself until we infested the planet.



What about allowing hunting seasons to control the population of predators which kill domesticated animals and hurt farmers and their herds?

Understand your point again, but when humans increasingly encroach on animal habitats what do they expect? Where do we expect the animals to go? They don't move into our towns and kill everything that moves, but rather it's humans who want to turn habitats into profit by chopping everything down and leaving nowhere for the animals to live - so we decide they have to die.

We humans are a very unpleasant and selfish species.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Where do you think the majority of money comes from to pay for research and conservation support?

It comes from the hunting licenses.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Excellent response/reply.

Star!



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by doobydoll
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What about killing animals for food?

The Polar bears are being killed for pleasure not food.


Someone is getting the meat.

Probably the locals.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by NoNameBrand
So how much would it cost to hunt one of these "Rich Chinese thrill seekers"?

Maybe we could all chip in to raise the money, then hold a lottery to see which one of us gets to shoot the b@$!@rds


Well said! I'll happily throw the first $$ into the hat too! This is pretty disgusting! The Chinese have been illegally paying for the early deaths of Canadian bears by poachers in order to get their gall bladders for years - and now they can afford to come over and blast away at the poor things n person! The Chinese are a backwards nation I'm afraid - probably a century behind the West in terms of morals, ethics, environmental protectionism, not to mention science and tech (let's face it - the only high tech they have was pilfered from the West).

This kind of cr&p has only recently started to escalate here in Canada since the Harper Government got into power by stealing the last two federal elections. It's time to boot those scumbags out of power (they never legally won the elections after all) and start changing Canadian laws to make this sort of cr*p impossible for these swingin' Chinese thrill-seekers!!!
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by Annee
Where do you think the majority of money comes from to pay for research and conservation support?

It comes from the hunting licenses.



Nope - it comes from Canadian tax payers. All Canadian tax payers. That line is just pro-hunting propaganda.

And don't you think "conservation support" paid for by killing the subject matter would be something of an oxymoron??? So of course that tale is simply BS.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by doobydoll
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What about killing animals for food?

The Polar bears are being killed for pleasure not food.


Someone is getting the meat.

Probably the locals.



Nope - that would be the taxidermist.

Poor starving wretch that he is...



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by jimbo999

Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by doobydoll
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What about killing animals for food?

The Polar bears are being killed for pleasure not food.


Someone is getting the meat.

Probably the locals.



Nope - that would be the taxidermist.

Poor starving wretch that he is...


How do you know?

Wild Life conservation costs a lot of money. Special high priced hunts are arranged to help make money to cover costs.

Trophy hunters are usually in it for the trophy and donate the meat. The meat is usually donated locally to the indigenous people or a food bank. Other arrangements can be made - - but the meat is not wasted in a professional hunt. If it was arranged to go to the taxidermist - - - that's fine too.

Poachers are a different story.


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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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How is this legal if it's considered endangered?!

If it's an endangered polar bear they are doing something illegal and completely wrong. WHY kill a polar bear? Just to say you have? Most people will look at you like you are nuts if you boast about that. Why would you want to kill an endangered animal for fun?!



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by jimbo999

Originally posted by Annee
Where do you think the majority of money comes from to pay for research and conservation support?

It comes from the hunting licenses.



Nope - it comes from Canadian tax payers. All Canadian tax payers. That line is just pro-hunting propaganda.

And don't you think "conservation support" paid for by killing the subject matter would be something of an oxymoron??? So of course that tale is simply BS.


OK - - I am not Canadian.

I know how its done in America.

And no - - - special high priced hunts are not an oxymoron - - - they're reality.

How much do you donate out of your pocket to Wild Life Conservation?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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wow i wish i had 50k to go and kill a polar bear.. they are savage beasts and best removed from the world. have you seen how barbaric they are to the seals..



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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Why can't they just let them kill a human for 50k?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
How is this legal if it's considered endangered?!

If it's an endangered polar bear they are doing something illegal and completely wrong. WHY kill a polar bear? Just to say you have? Most people will look at you like you are nuts if you boast about that. Why would you want to kill an endangered animal for fun?!


I would suppose it is not an open hunt. Male polar bears are solitary loners - - - and I would suspect there are strict controls on which polar bears can be killed. Trophy hunters would most likely want the biggest - - which would probably be an older male bear. Or maybe even a known rogue bear causing trouble.

Female bears can be artificially inseminated and they and their cubs released back into the wild.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
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Why can't they just let them kill a human for 50k?



They don't have pockets to put their fat wallets in.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Give them back their pandas dammit !!!



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by SSimon
Give them back their pandas dammit !!!


Pandas are only borrowed.

No one is allowed to own a Panda except China. Including off-spring born in other countries.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by doobydoll
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What about killing animals for food?

The Polar bears are being killed for pleasure not food.


Someone is getting the meat.


Probably the locals.


But it isn't the reason they're being killed in the first place is it?
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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"Endangered"?
has anybody counted the polar bears lately?


Canada's growing polar bear population 'becoming a problem,' locals say

www.examiner.com...

trust me
you do not want to find yourself on their lunch route
you will be the one thats endangered


Their status ranges from a "vulnerable" to "endangered" and could be declared "threatened" if the U.S. decides the polar bear is collateral damage of climate change.

Nobody talks about "overpopulated" when discussing the bears' outlook.

Yet despite the Canadian government 's $150-million commitment last week to fund 44 International Polar Year research projects, a key question is not up for detailed scientific assessment: If the polar bear is the 650-kilogram canary in the climate change coal mine, why are its numbers INCREASING?

The latest government survey of polar bears roaming the vast Arctic expanses of northern Quebec, Labrador and southern Baffin Island show the population of polar bears has jumped to 2,100 animals from around 800 in the mid-1980s.

As recently as three years ago, a less official count placed the number at 1,400.

The Inuit have always insisted the bears' demise was greatly exaggerated by scientists doing projections based on fly-over counts, but their input was usually dismissed as the ramblings of self-interested hunters.

As Nunavut government biologist Mitch Taylor observed in a front-page story in the Nunatsiaq News last month, "the Inuit were right. There aren't just a few more bears. There are a hell of a lot more bears."

www.nationalpost.com...

these are the (in)same scientists that were funded to establish the fiction of MMGW
(MuMboGumboW...or man made global warming),
Its funny what passes for a scientist these days- NOBODY knows their land like the abouriginals do
NOBODY



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