By: Savannah Smith | 07-28-2018 | News
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Social Media Freaks Over Shooting of Polar Bear

A polar bear guard was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago on Saturday when Norwegian authorities said a polar bear attacked him causing injuries to his head. The cruise company said another guard was forced to shoot the polar bear in defense.

A tweet from The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway said that the attack happened just as the tourists from the MS Bremen cruise ship landed on the most northern island of the Svalbard archipelago. It is a region located between mainland Norway and the North Pole popular for its remote terrain, glaciers, reindeer and polar bears.

The injured guard was flown by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island for treatment. Negar Etminan, a spokeswoman for The German Hapag Lloyd Cruises company, which operates the MS Bremen, said:

“He was flown out, was responsive, and is currently undergoing medical treatment.”

The guard was not in a life-threatening condition. The company has yet to reveal his identity, as well as the other guard who shot the polar bear.

Etminan also emphasized that all cruise ships traveling in the northern region are obliged to have polar bear guards aboard. It was not made clear, however, if anything triggered the polar bear to attack. It is also not clear if there could have been other ways the bear could have been contained without having to fatally shoot the animal.

Social media users are reacting to the news, many taking to task the cruise ship operators for daring to go to where the polar bears live, and not expecting that they will not cause an incident.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Polar bear was shot dead on Saturday, because Bremen cruise ships takes passengers to the most northern island near North Pole. 💔 Sick! 💔</p>&mdash; Arctic Friend (@FriendEden100) <a href="https://twitter.com/FriendEden100/status/1023361611237654528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wait. What? Some cruise ship full of tourists went to the farthest reaches of the Arctic Circle where polar bears live, walked straight into their home territory, and the fucking polar bear was shot? Maybe don&#39;t take this trip next time, huh?</p>&mdash; Mediocrites (@MediocritesIAm) <a href="https://twitter.com/MediocritesIAm/status/1023349997931180032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Come on … there are more tourists than polar bears. Clearly the tourists and cruise ship owners are not nature lovers. Why are they intruding on these pristine areas and killing the wildlife. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/haphaglloyd?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#haphaglloyd</a></p>&mdash; Dean H (@Dean_Housden) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dean_Housden/status/1023372238945505280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Why are we touring the arctic creating situations like this? The polar bear was needlessly killed because of us humans feeling the need to cruise the arctic and get nice pictures? <a href="https://t.co/5BMAGkeI78">https://t.co/5BMAGkeI78</a></p>&mdash; Dr Joe Safdieh (@BrainHealthMD) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrainHealthMD/status/1023247136908038145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So lemme get this straight..polar bear…minding his own business gets shot because some ignorant ppl just have to see a majestic animal…RIP</p>&mdash; JP (@darby_jp) <a href="https://twitter.com/darby_jp/status/1023397663453138944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Arctic tourism to the region has increased significantly in the last few years and is now in high season. A Longyearbyen port schedule showed that 18 cruise ships are set to dock at the Arctic port next week.

Source:

https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article215696550.html#storylink=cpy

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #PolarBearShot #Norway #NorthPole #ArcticTourism

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Anonymous No. 32641 2018-07-29 : 12:04

HEY !!! Snowflakes and general Pink Hat wearers.

This the Largest Bear in the world.

It comes in around 9FT , 1000LBS and eats lots of juicy MEAT

It is a Wild Animal and attacked a Human.

Putting Flower in its paw won't stop it.

Question.

Is you justification for whining there 6 billion of US vs 30,000+ of them, so we can spare a few?

IF SO

Using the latest LIBERAL ILLEGAL Agenda rant and crying whine.

Isn't that polar Bear EVIL, because if it kills a human isn't the polar Bear separating that person from his family?

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