Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island

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Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island
By The Siberian Times reporter
04 August 2017


Macabre remains of six slaughtered polar bears, ‘beheaded with their skins removed’, now under criminal investigation.

The skulls of the polar bears had been removed in a way that is consistent with trophy hunters. Picture: Russian Centre for Arctic Exploration


The gruesome evidence of illegal hunting was found on uninhabited Vilkitsky Island in the Kara Sea.

The carcasses and used gun cartridges were found by members of an ecological clean-up team sent to the remote territory.

Summer thawing meant the polar bear remains became visible.


There are claims that local police initially sought to cover up the crime – possibly suggesting an elite hunting group was involved in the bloody massacre. But the prosecutor’s office subsequently opened a criminal probe.

Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island
Polar bear rugs are highly sought after in black market sales, where they can fetch around $17,000 each. Picture: Russian Centre for Arctic Exploration

Andrey Baryshnikov, head of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, said: ‘When they spotted the carcasses they immediately got in touch with me via satellite connection because this is a very serious case.

‘We passed the information to the police.’

A case was opened once law enforcement received the gruesome pictures of the polar bear remains.

‘For now we cannot say exactly how old the bears were, or whether they were were male, female or cubs; nor is it clear how long the carcasses were there.’


Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island
Audacious hunters even left messages to each other scrawled on the island’s lighthousehe. Picture: Russian Centre for Arctic Exploration

Deputy governor of Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region Alexander Mazharov said: ‘There were many polar bears at Vilkitsky island and unfortunately poachers came to hunt them.

‘Our guys have already found several dead bodies of the animals.

‘Now we are gathering information. We won’t let them get away with it.’

The skulls of the polar bears had been removed in a way that is consistent with trophy hunters.
Polar bear rugs are highly sought after in black market sales, where they can fetch around $17,000 each.

The slaughter of Red Book polar bears is illegal under international and Russian laws.

Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island

Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island
One missive from Stepan to another hunter read: ‘I was here, killed 5 bears, good luck to you.’ Pictures: Russian Centre for Arctic Exploration

In April 2017 there was an expedition by Russian Geographic Society to Vilkitsky,’ said Baryshnikov.

‘They found a skin of a freshly killed polar bear. The offenders were caught very quickly and as I heard they were sentenced already.

‘These bears were not spotted then because they were under the snow obviously.’

There are prolific numbers of bears on Vilkitsky Island ‘and poachers obviously know that’, he said.

‘The investigation is ongoing.’

Yet there are also now reports that there are now no bears left on the isolated island.


Massacre of polar bears by ‘trophy hunters’ on remote Arctic island
The expedition sent to the island in July 2017 to remove Soviet-era waste. Picture: Russian Centre for Arctic Exploration

Audacious hunters even left messages to each other scrawled on the island’s lighthouse.

One missive from Stepan to another hunter read: ‘I was here, killed 5 bears, good luck to you.’

The expedition was sent to the island to remove Soviet-era waste as part of the Green Arctic project.

The island is nine kilometres wide and about 18 km long, or 40 km including Vostochnaya Spit.

Discovered in 1874, it was named after Lieutenant General Andrei Vilkitsky (1858-1913).
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Oh Karma… Trophy Hunting Italian Vet Meets His Demise While Hunting Wild Birds

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December 15, 2016

A veterinarian who posed next to a lion he had killed recently died after falling off a 100-foot ravine while shooting birds. For a story like this, one would probably assume that we would take some sort of almost celebratory stance in the face of a hunter facing karma, but we’re kinda not going to go there. A man is dead, lions are being hunted for trinkets and the entire thing is pretty much awful.
Luciano Ponzetto is a veterinarian who received massive backlash after posting this photo.

After posting the photo of him with the lion, Ponzetto was forced to step down as medical director of a kennel business, even though he felt he “did nothing wrong.” Sadly, this is a fallacy that many trophy hunters believe, but it doesn’t change the fact that African lions are highly endangered in the wild. According to a report in National Geographic, “Approximately 600 lions are killed every year on trophy hunts, including lions in populations that are already declining from other threats.” It is easy for trophy hunters to see their kill as “just one animal,” but that fails to recognize that these animals exist in an ecosystem. Adult male lions are the favorite of hunters because of their prowess, but males play a very important role in stabilizing the pride. Reportedly, the death of a male lion, “can lead to more lion deaths as outside males compete to take over the pride.”
Further, the practice of “canned” hunting has gained traction in the past few decades. Here, lions are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being auctioned off to trophy hunters who gun them down within the safety of an enclosure that animals have no hope of escaping from. According to Born Free USA’s Adam Roberts, despite the fact that lions have experienced a rate of decline of 50 percent in the past three generations, the trade in lions continues to rise — from 5,418 declared exports of lion specimens from 2003-2007 to 9,400 from 2008-2013 — elevating the threat that international trade represents for the species. With this in mind, it is never okay to glorify the killing of a lion for the sake of our entertainment.

While we can definitely understand the sentiments of those who regard Ponzetto, and those like him, with fury, we don’t celebrate anyone’s death (human or animal) and see the entire situation as utterly senseless. Ponzetto passed away after falling down a 100-foot ravine while shooting birds. Yes, it might seem karma-tic, but the fact is, he should have never been in that situation in the first place. We have to ask ourselves if the “thrill of the hunt” is really worth risking your own life – while deliberately taking that of another.

Here’s a novel concept that can keep this situation from happening in the future. Let’s leave the wildlife alone. Instead of going to shoot big game, why not take a trip to simply appreciate these animals in their natural state? You can also support organizations like the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the World Wildlife Fund who are working towards conservation – without killing.

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The leopard is one of five game most desired by hunters along with lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant [Themba Hadebe/AP]

It costs up to $20,000 to shoot a leopard and foreign hunters will be refunded deposits with the cats’ numbers unclear.

South Africa has banned the leopard hunt for the 2016 season – the first time in decades hunters with deep pockets cannot target the so-called “Big 5” game animals in the country.

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Who the Fuck Hunts Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them

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‘”Sportsman’s” Act’: You Shall Not Pass

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Take more action here: Oppose Trophy Hunter Supported Sportsmen’s Act

Once again, a small faction of wealthy trophy hunters is pressuring your elected officials to allow the importation of — are you SERIOUS? — threatened polar bear trophies from Canada. They also want to open millions of acres of public lands to “sport” hunting and commercial trapping. And they want to do it without evaluating possible implications for animals, habitat and the opinions of Americans.

One definition of the word “sport” is as follows:

An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

I will let you contemplate such things as baiting, blinds, beer, hunting accidents, night scopes, decoys, lures, hounds, high-powered rifles, crossbows, camouflage AND MANY MORE as…

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I Swear Because I Care so Much

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Cut the crap about a harmless little F-word, there’s animals fucking dying out there.

Yesterday I posted a picture someone put together of multiple murderers and their “trophy” giraffe kills. I’d thought about titling the post, “Who the Hell Hunts10557040_1609109249312078_7951148989311848842_o Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them?” But the issue made me so angry that I went with my gut reaction and titled it, “Who the Fuck Hunts Giraffes for Sport and How You Can Stop Them?” But, for that I’ve been chastised across the social media by certain readers.

Apologies to anyone reading this that’s a young kid or in some other way sheltered enough to think a word is somehow more offensive than a photo of dozens of dead giraffes and the fuckers who shot them down. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t normally go around spewing obscenities, but when some asshole is out…

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