Polar Bear Ate Dog, Proving once again that nature is NOTHING like a Disney movie or a Coca-Cola commercial.
From The Huffington Post:
A viral video of a polar bear petting and nuzzling a chained canine at a sled dog sanctuary in Manitoba, Canada on Saturday was not as sweet as it seemed.
After the video went viral this week, it was discovered yesterday that a polar bear killed and ate one of the sled dogs at the Mile 5 Dog Sanctuary. It’s unclear if it was the same dog seen in the video.
CBC News reports that Brian Ladoon, who owns the property and runs the sanctuary, had been feeding the wild polar bears. The dog was killed when Ladoon reportedly did not leave food out for the bears one night last week.
He’s accused of feeding polar bears, a violation of Manitoba’s Endangered Species and Ecosystem Act.
“Conservation officers had to immobilize a bear in that area last week and move it to the holding facility because it killed one of his dogs,” the spokesperson told CBC News.
“A mother and cub were also removed because there were allegations the bears were being fed and the females’ behavior was becoming a concern.”
This story reminds me of the sad tale of that well-intentioned fool, Timothy Treadway, who lived with grizzly bears who eventually killed him.
Gee, you mean these polar bears aren’t the cute and cuddly creatures we thought they were? Next thing you’re going to tell me that if we don’t appease our terrorist enemies they will use our “mean-spirited” language and policies to “recruit” more terrorists.