Since mid October, a picture that went viral of a suffering collared polar bear named Andy has had millions of animal-loving people concerned and upset, and now they are demanding answers.
We know Andy was collared in Canada because neither the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services nor the U.S. Geological Survey teams collar sub-male adult polar bears, and that the radio transmitter has stopped broadcasting.
Since there’s only one laboratory that undertakes collaring polar bears, they are morally obligated to locate Andy.
Did you know that there is only 25,000 critically endangered polar bears remaining on the globe? And that 1,000 polar bears are shot each year?
The climate crisis has already lambasted polar bears by impinging on their main food source — ice seals, whose populations have plummeted.
It’s time to find Andy, remove that choking collar and end inhumane collaring of polar bears.
Send the University of Alberta an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask them for compassion and accountability. Please sign the petition to end Andy’s life-threatening harm.
Loving nature is the solution.
Earth Dr. Reese Halter’s latest book is “Shepherding the Sea: The Race to save Our Oceans.”