Inuit Hunting of Polar Bears

Photo taken: September 5th, 2013
Baffin Island, Canada
Inuit hunters rely on the polar bear for food and income. This is NOT the photo of trophy hunting, but pure survival. Canada hosts 80% of the world's polar bear population and insists that there hasn't been a noticeable drop in numbers, despite being listed as a threatened species. While animal rights groups continue to push for a ban on polar bear hunting, the Inuit hunters continue on with the blessing of the Canadian government.