The Canadian Press: Inuit angry over U.S. proposal to eliminate all trade in polar bears
Inuit angry over U.S. proposal to eliminate all trade in polar bears
By Bob Weber (CP) â 6 hours ago
Canadian Inuit are outraged over a U.S. plan to use an international treaty to eliminate all trade in polar bears anywhere in the world.
They say it would cripple one of their few industries and they're calling on the federal government to step in.
"We're fighting with Goliath here," said Gabriel Nirlungyak, director of wildlife with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which oversees the Nunavut land claim.
"We want our government to defend us."