- a decline in their sea ice breeding areas,
- a decline in their foodstocks,
- the release of manmade toxins normally stored in fat due to their lower food intake and
- their objectification by Coca-Cola every Christmas.
In the Northwest Territory, meanwhile, hunting outfitters oppose decreased "harvest size"of the Bathurst caribou even with a 73% reduction in the herd size in the last twenty years. Sometimes responsible government includes telling you your job is not good for the society you live in and maybe you need to find another one.
Much as though I like the thought of relieving stupid Americans of their money, as traders in Killarney have done for generations, I think it's time to put an end to the polar bear sport hunt and if that means compensating the government of Nunavut with federal money to turn the bear guides into federal wildlife officers and Arctic Rangers and to increase radar coverage to track illegal helicopter hunts then so be it.