Guides who shot a polar bear have been denounced as murderers. But what does that make the tourists who are ruining its fragile habitat?A special kind of shock comes with the shooting of a polar bear. Their magnificence, their appearance of cuddliness, their ferocity, their vulnerability, their anthropomorphism – all combine to make the death of a single male, at the hands of guides for a tourist cruise ship, worldwide news.The internet hummed with denunciation. It is hard to think of another creature, even one more endangered, whose loss would cause so much reaction. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/05/will-giant-cruise-ships-destroy-wonders-passengers-claim-to-love

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