## Monday, January 14, 2008

### Eskimos upset about U.S. green groups

Reuters

The Canadian Eskimo organizations fundamentally disagree with the U.S. green groups' tactics to use polar bears as hostages in their disgraceful attacks on the administration of George W. Bush. And so does The Reference Frame.

The Eskimos whose average IQ is estimated to be between 91 and 98 - nearly reaching the average U.S. levels (the relevance of this comment is explained in the 5th fast comment or so; I kindly ask the obnoxious PC crowd to shut up) - criticize the environmental groups and the U.S. media for their black-and-white presentation of a problem that actually has many levels.

The green and journalistic simpletons often present the polar bears as animals going extinct because of climate change and sports hunting. In reality, the polar bear is a very important subsistence, economic, cultural, conservation, management, and rights concern for Inuit in Canada, as explained by Mary Simon (picture), the boss of Inuit Tapiriit of Canada group.

The population of polar bears is about 25,000 (two thirds of them in Nunavut i.e. Canadian Arctic) and tends to be increasing. During the year ended on June 30th, 2007, 498 bears were killed in Nunavut. The figure includes 120 animals shot during sports hunting (the recreational "athletes" have to pay CDN 30,000 a piece): the rest is covered by the native inhabitants.

Via Marc Morano.