The unveiling is part of a growing campaign to convince the United Kingdom to support ending the international market for polar bear parts at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The international body will vote on a proposal by the United States, which is supported by Russia, to end the interntational commercial trade in polar bears this March.
Canada, the only country that hunts and trades polar bear parts for profit is fighting the U.S. proposal fiercely. And, it seems, the balance of power lies
Let's hope that the Binder's striking statute attracks some much-needed attention and sympathy for the "ice bear" and that the UK stands up for them when it counts.
If you want to tell Prime Minister Cameron to stand up for polar bears, you can do so here.