arseholes and their guns

a polar bear that swam 200 miles from either greenland or a “distant chunk of arctic ice” finally reached land in iceland only to be shot by a group of police.  apparently, the animal required shooting because it posed a threat to humans.  waiting 24 hours for an appropriate tranquilizer to be flown in was too much for the policemen to bear.

in fact, the group’s account has been disputed by the chief vet in the town of blönduó, egill steingrímsson, who said he had the drugs necessary to immobilise the bear in the boot of his car.  ‘if the narcotics gun would have been sent by plane, it would have arrived within an hour,’ he said.  surely the bear could’ve been watched and kept out of people’s way for 60 minutes.

as dull as iceland must be a lot of the time (sigur ros excluded) it’s more than a little tragic to see them posing behind it like some sort of trophy.  killing an endangered animal, starving and exhausted after swimming across a freezing ocean – what massive balls they must have, what men.  shame it didn’t maul them to death.

 

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~ by k-rock and l-jive on June 6, 2008.

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