Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:12 PM
alp227 (23,223 posts)
Canada must explain polar bear policies to NAFTA group
Source: Canadian Press
Canada is being forced to explain its polar bear policies to an international environmental watchdog.
The Commission on Environmental Co-operation, which is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, has accepted a petition from a U.S.-based group that says Canada isn't following its own laws on protecting the bears.
In accepting the petition, the commission has found that the Center for Biological Diversity has registered a legitimate concern under the terms of the treaty.
"The commission found that we had a sufficient allegation and provided sufficient documentation of the violation that we can move forward in this process," Sarah Uhlemann, a lawyer with the center, said Friday.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/12/01/north-polar-bears-nafta.html
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Canada must explain polar bear policies to NAFTA group (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:32 PM
Auntie Bush (16,022 posts)
2. The bear IS threatened...so why officially not make it so...and stop the hunting.
All those who have a bear rug or bear part are disgraceful and they make me sick!
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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:24 PM
freshwest (37,357 posts)
3. Agreed. And are they shooting from helicopters? That would be like DeLay's canned hunts in Texas.
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