Stop Forcing Polar Bears to Cannibalize Each Other

Target: Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Russia

Goal: Protect polar bears from further cannibalization of each other.

Polar bears are killing and eating each other to survive as their habitats melt and their food sources become more and more scarce. While cannibalism has happened in the past, such incidents were rare compared to now. Reports state that most cases involve males attacking mother bears with cubs.

This is absolutely horrifying, but sadly not surprising. Polar bears have been threatened by climate change and habitat loss for the past decade, the ice caps melted and broken thanks to gas and oil companies’ explorations of the arctic seas. Bears are forced to wander onto the mainlands, foraging through dumpsters to survive. This rise in cannibalism is the tipping point for the species, and if we allow this to continue, polar bears will disappear from the wild completely in just a few short years.

We must prevent further cannibalism among polar bears in order to save the species from extinction. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection of polar bear environments and food sources.


Dear Minister Kobylkin,

The polar bear endangerment crisis is reaching critical mass as the species begins to cannibalize itself. Male bears are attacking and eating female bears and their cubs due to the sharp decline in the species’ food supply and the loss of their habitat. While such incidents are not new, they have never been this commonplace.

You must immediately strengthen legal protection of polar bears to prevent this from escalating further, and that includes cancelling all gas and oil explorations that are melting the ice caps they call home. This is the tipping point for polar bears, and if the situation continues to escalate, they will disappear from the wild in no time. The ice caps are vital to the ecosystem as a whole, but especially to polar bears, who cannot thrive elsewhere. Do not let this species disappear.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Susanne Miller

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  1. Mary J Zambrana says:

    This is probably going to be low on Russia’s list of important problems to tackle, unfortunately. I know that there are rescue groups there who do what they can for the vast amount of critters in dire straights. Habitat loss is the responsibility of the govt. Polar bear survival depends upon the world as a whole. Until humankind steps up to protect the Earth, I fear for the many species that are in danger. Coexistence not extinction needs to be the message burned into our brains and hearts.

  2. Quit eating meat and dairy
    Get a hybrid or electric car or ride a bike or bus or just walk
    Start respecting animals and the environment and be nice to each other

  3. Jaime Perez says:

    Poor bears need to be taken care of.

  4. Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Russia

    Protect the precious and innocent polar bears from further cannibalization of each other.

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