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December 24th 2009 print

Indignant bears protest

“The ABC [state controlled media] acknowledges that polar bears are not necessarily driven towards cannibalism because of climate change; this claim should have been attributed to conservationists.”

Polar bears

ABC News Online

On December 5, in an article about the melting of Hudson Bay sea ice in Canada, the ABC [state controlled media] used the heading that climate change was “driving polar bears to cannibalism”. The story explained that the sea ice which the bears need to walk across when hunting, was not appearing until weeks later than usual. This means the bears had a shortage of food and there had been cases reported of the bears eating cubs for food. The ABC acknowledges that polar bears are not necessarily driven towards cannibalism because of climate change; this claim should have been attributed to conservationists. The heading has been changed to: “Climate change drives polar bears to cannibalism, conservationists say”.

Source: ABC News Online