Please Bear With Us
UK protesters go naked over Canadian bearskins
Oh no. Does this mean Bridget Bardot and whats-her-name from Baywatch are coming back?
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 100 animal rights campaigners stripped naked in central London on Sunday to protest the use of traditional bearskin hats worn by military guards on ceremonial parade.
Wearing nothing but bear masks and carrying placards saying "Bears Slaughtered for the Queen's Guards -- Indefensible", the group gathered to call on the Queen and the Ministry of Defense to end use of the foot-high bear pelt hat known as a busby.
"The Ministry of Defense has blood on its hands while it allows bears to be slaughtered for ceremonial caps when beautiful synthetics are available", says PETA's Anita Singh.
Ursus americanus (eatus anythingus).
These folks seem to think that these creatures are being gunned down for the sake of British Military tradition. They aren't they're being killed because their population would be out of control if they weren't.
A mother and her two cubs just trashed a friends bird feeders last week on their stroll through the area. The day after they fixed them the bears showed up and did it again. When you live in the country you understand that somethings must be killed. When your an activist living in the city of London apparently you don't understand anything; taking your clothes off? Sheesh. Please don't anyone tell McCartney.
Here's a good place to learn about Canadian bears.
Black bears are typically North American animals. Their population is estimated at over 450,000 in Canada alone. Black bears live in almost all kind of habitats, from the dense southern forests to the northern arctic tundra. The average weight of a mature black bear goes anywhere from 200 to 450 pounds, although some trophies weigh over 500 pounds. In the wild, black bears can live up to 15 years. The sow has a very low reproduction cycle, and gives birth to 1 or 2 - sometimes 3 - cubs once every 2 years.
Hats off to Canadian bear hunters; you perform a valuable service to our country.
Just so you know: It is illegal to possess a bear gall bladder in Manitoba.