I remember seeing images of a polar bear seeming to be playing and being 'friendly' with sled dogs. At the time I thought that there was no way that bear was really 'playing' that he was in fact acting like cats do when they have a mouse. The play that inevitably ends in a kill and it seems that is what has happened with the polar bears. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human behaviour and characteristics to animals and leads us to misunderstand other species. For all we know other species have very little in common with us and the emotions and characteristics we exhibit. That we insist on analysing animals behaviour as similar to our own is not accepting their very unique differences.
Rhinos without borders
The important mission to save what is left of the white rhino population by moving them into a safe haven in Botswana is a huge and necessary undertaking.
Saving the Rhino before it's too late.
No place for wildlife hunters
Wildlife hunters are just brutal cruel and possibly psychopathic individuals as far as I can see. There can be no purpose to their need to go out into the wilderness and kill animals other than to serve their monumental egos. How can we as a society continue to condone and tolerate this behaviour ? I say that we shouldn't, that finally we need to see this unacceptable pursuit of animals as bloodthirsty crimminal behaviour that has no place in our world where some of the most at risk animals lose their lives so unneccessarily. It is a fact that hunters target the big males, the bigger the better to serve their need to be some kind of hero in the eyes of their peers I assume. Like all interference from humans this upsets the balance of nature and the natural order of things. Big males hold a valuable role in being the fathers of the next generation, the ones the females choose or prefer to father their offspring. It seems that in America hunting animals is still accepted and goes on unchecked with bears, wolves, cougar, deer being victims of a sick minority of people that would be better off seeking psychiatric help. We have jails full of people who have killed other people because it's against the law and unacceptable so why is it ok to kill animals.
With 7 billion people on the planet it's not hard to understand why nature has a tough time surviving. Sir David Attenborough, naturalist, documentary film maker and champion of the worlds magical creatures and environments has said it, that there are just too many of us. And he's right. The earth just doesn't have unlimited resources to feed and sustain our rapidly expanding population. Unless human population growth is controlled we will destroy the very earth we rely on for our own survival. By 2100 there could be more than 11 billion humans on earth and this is just unsustainable.