Should we save polar bears from starvation by feeding them ourselves?
Monday, February 18, 2013 | Categories:
A polar bear and her two cubs walk along the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. (CP)
You've seen those oh-so-cute pictures of polar bears with their cubs. Fact is, they are wild, dangerous and now they are at the centre of a debate over whether to protect them from starvation in a habitat so affected by climate change. As the sea ice shrinks around them, polar bears are finding it harder and harder to hunt. Now, some of the world's leading authorities on conservation say it may be time for drastic measures... including the possibility of feeding the bears ourselves.