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Barney the Bad Luck Beagle Has Been Through Hell, But is Still Happy to be Alive | One Green Planet

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Most people do not realize that rats and guinea pigs are not the only animals that are used for research and testing. Known for their loyalty and calm disposition, beagles are often used for pharmaceutical testing.

Barney, the beagle featured in this video was once used in the testing industry. While living in a laboratory is a horrible existence, it is hardly the only challenge Barney has faced in his life. Barney was formerly adopted then abandoned and left to fend for himself on the street. He was then brought into a shelter and became a long-term resident. Thankfully, Barney’s nightmare ended thanks to the help of ARME’s Beagle Freedom Project.

Beagle Freedom Project works to find forever home for animals that were used as testing subjects. Although he is only seven years old, Barney has a whole host of health conditions associated with his former life. But…

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Polar bear specialist says there are 800 polar bears in W Hudson Bay, gov’t says ~1,000-1,500


Activist polar bear biologist Andrew Derocher (University of Alberta) may have gone too far this time. In an interview with Yahoo News, Derocher is quoted as saying:

“When I first started here about 30 years ago the population was about 1,200 bears and now we’re down to about 800,” team member Andrew Derocher, a biology professor at the University of Alberta, said in a phone interview from the tundra outside Churchill.”  [my bold]

Figure 4. Environment Canada's "Map 3: 2014 Canadian Polar Bear Subpopulation and Status Map," original here.  Environment Canada’s “Map 3: 2014 Canadian Polar Bear Subpopulation and Status Map,” original here. Click to enlarge.

However, the Polar Bear Technical Committee of Environment Canada says differently: it estimates there are ~1000-1,500 bears in Western Hudson Bay (WH) and that the population is probably stable, as their new status map (dated June 2014, copied above) shows. A recent (2014) peer-reviewed paper by Stapleton and colleagues (discussed here) provides the data for that estimate.

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