On “only night” polar bear didn’t get fed by human, the bear ate a sled dog

Written by on November 18, 2016 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

This disturbing story comes on the heels of a heartwarming video we had as our Wednesday Zen Moment.

That video showed a polar bear sitting next to a dog and petting it. 

But now CBC Manitoba has a story about a man in the northern part of the province who said a polar bear ate one of the sled dogs chained up on his property.

Brian Ladoon runs a sanctuary called Mike 5 Dog Sanctuary in Churchill. Nine bears are kept on his land and dogs are chained up.

Last week, a Manitoba Sustainable Development spokesperson told CBC News that conservation officers removed three polar bears from Ladoon’s land last week.

“Conservation officers had to immobilize a bear in that area last week and move it to the holding facility because it killed one of his dogs,” the spokesperson told CBC News.

“A mother and cub were also removed because there were allegations the bears were being fed and the females’ behaviour was becoming a concern.”

Ladoon said one of the bears ate one of his dogs.

“That was the only day we didn’t feed the f–king bears, the only night we didn’t put anything out,” he said.

Brian Ladoon says if the polar bears start misbehaving his dogs bark back and put them in their place. (YouTube)

Under Manitoba’s Endangered Species and Ecosystem Act:

No person shall kill, injure, possess, disturb or interfere with an endangered species, a threatened species, or an extirpated species that has been reintroduced.”

Ladoon said he takes “care of bears” and admitted he has been “charged with everything…under the book” related to his dogs.

He told CBC News he takes tourists out to see the roadside attraction for a fee.

h/t: CBC News 

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