Posted July 30, 2018 6:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

I love wildlife and, as a general rule, I support limitations on the killing of endangered animals. I don’t like the idea of any species going extinct, especially if we can prevent it. While I’m not someone who believes mankind is responsible for all of it, I do think we’ve played a role in some examples of species disappearing forever.

However, no matter what the animal is, if it hurts or threatens human life, I believe it needs to be put down forthwith.

Apparently, a German cruise line felt the same way.

A German cruise line is facing outrage after one of its employees shot and killed a wild polar bear in Norway after the animal attacked one of its employees.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said its ship was docked at Spitsbergen, the largest island on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, on Saturday when the bear attacked a guard hired to go on shore before passengers to ensure there aren’t any polar bears in the area.

The guard suffered non-life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted out, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said in a statement on Facebook.

“The incident occurred when the four-person polar bear guard team, who are always on board for these expedition cruises as required by law, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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