Save This Polar Bear From Arctic Drilling

starving-polar-bear-svalbard-By-Kerstin-Langenberger

Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States

Goal: Outlaw drilling for oil in the Arctic.

An emaciated polar bear is walking around in the Arctic Circle. We must urge legislators to make drilling for oil in the Arctic illegal in order to protect that fragile ecosystem.

Some scientists speculate that the small bear may have tried to kill a walrus—as indicated by a wound on its body–so it could eat. Polar bears usually eat ringed seals instead of walruses. However, because climate change has melted the ice in the region so quickly, many polar bears are unable to hunt for seals in the water and are forced to stay on land and live off of their reserves for as long of a time period as possible. Once reserves run low, the bears are forced to eat whatever they can find to stay alive, which is likely how the emaciated polar bear got its wound. In reference, the problem of animals starving in the Arctic is becoming so problematic one conservationist stated that she sees an average of one really skinny polar bear per year in the region.

Allowing drilling in the Arctic will only continue to make things worse for the animals that live there, as massive amounts of chemicals are released into the air when drilling takes place, making humidity levels and temperatures quickly increase. As a result, ice melts and polar bears are unable to stand on large patches of ice to hunt for seals in the water.

Sign this petition and demand that the endless cycle of drilling not be started in the Arctic. If we don’t do something now, the fate of the polar bears may be bleak.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

A polar bear that will likely soon be dead from starvation is walking around the Arctic Circle. If drilling takes place there, many more animals are likely to end up in this same horrible state.

A wound on its body indicates that it may have tried to fight a walrus in order to kill it for food. As scientists indicate, polar bears usually eat ringed seals unless they have no other choice. Because ice is melting at such rapid rates in the Arctic, this bear was likely forced to stay on land longer and may have tried to eat the walrus, as hotter temperatures could have easily made it so the bear was not able to hunt for seals.

If drilling begins in the Arctic, it will likely not stop. Chemicals will constantly make the atmosphere hotter and create more humidity that will–again–make temperatures rise. Several animal species will be in danger of going extinct as a result of making such a poor choice.

For all of these reasons, I urge you to implement legislation that would make drilling for oil in the Arctic illegal. If something is not done now, there will soon be many more horrifying pictures that surface of emaciated polar bears walking around in the region, rather than only one.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Kerstin Langenberger

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16 Comments

  1. Polar bears are starving due to climate change and now this!!!!

  2. Shona Powell says:

    No animal deserves this

  3. Alexandre Engelen says:

    What about your promises on climate change Mr. President?

  4. EyeH OBAMA, when was the last time you saw a skinny polar bear? That’s what I thought. As long as we have the sun there is NO NEED to drill for oil. NO BRAINER

  5. David Lavery Dropping food to Arctic wildlife would be a short-term assist. Mankind has altered ‘life as they know it’ for all creatures there.
    We will soon see them extinct in their previously known habitats.

  6. houry fabrice says:

    Marre des maltraitances animales

  7. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME ?
    WHY DOES MAN FEEL THE SICK NEED TO NEGLECT, ABUSE, TORTURE AND MURDER
    ALL OF
    OUR EARTHS ANIMALS ? PLEASE STOP THIS NOW. PLEASE PUT HUMANITY
    BACK IN HUMAN,
    PLEASE HAVE A SOUL. THOSE WHO INFLICT AND ALLOW SUCH
    MISERY AND PAIN MUST
    ENJOY IT.THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW !!!!!, AND TO LET THIS HAPPEN IN OUR SO CALLED JUSTICE SYSEM IS JUST CRIMINAL IN ITSELF.
    You can either turn sorrowfully or
    carelessly away from an animal in
    distress or summon the courage to run
    forward and help.
    We can judge the heart of a person by their treatment of
    animals.
    (Ghandi)

    • Human are so because they are greedy and always wants MONEY ! We call ourselves clever because we can invent and program everything, but we are stupid because we ruin our own living world and that of all the other earthcreatures.
      The source of everything is that there are far too much people, the more people the more need for food the more pollution. There are so 3 billion humans too much.

  8. Poor thing! We’re next!

  9. It’s time we realize that man destroys. We need to leave Earth alone now, so she can heal.

  10. kristin andersen says:

    Where are the animal rescuers and why isn’t he being captured and cared for? Someone needs to step in and save him now!

  11. what is the human race doing to the animals in this world, for pities sake, it is a sickening picture of a pathetic creature, all due to the greed of us the human race, please start looking out for all animals they have a right to be here on this earth as much as we have, it is heart breaking.

  12. Clodagh Bowers says:

    Man is a blight on the earth. And besides oil drilling now we have huge ice breaking ships! No end to the greed.

  13. The Republicans are tricking people to sign the Keystone Pipe installation,Claiming the Obama administration is blocking it. This animal is in need of medical attention and rescue. Watch Gasland the documentary.

  14. People who harm animals SUCK !!! And I hope they all end up in hell roasting over a nice hot flame for eternity because it will be so well deserved !!!!!!

  15. This is dreadful
    Whatever it takes this must stop now

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