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Lawyer says polar bear shooting stinks


The shooting of a polar bear in Northwest Iceland on Saturday demonstrated a lack of understanding of animal protection issues and a lack of respect for animal lives. That is the view of Árni Stefán Árnason, a lawyer who specializes in animal rights, Vísir reports…

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Polar bears turn to seabirds for sustenance

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As Arctic sea ice melts earlier each year, polar bears in some parts of Norway and Greenland are abandoning ice floes for dry land and their favorite meal—seals—for seabird eggs. The shift in diet could sound a death knell for popular nesting grounds of barnacle geese, eider ducks, and glaucous …

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