I saw today (actualy yesterday because it’s after midnight) a documentary about polar bear.
It showed a polar bear attacking a troop of walrus (see picture below) because it was ungry.
the problem is that a walrus is about the same weight as a polar bear, and has two long dangerous teeth. Every time the polar bear attacked one of the walrus, one of his friends fought him back with his scary teeth. In the end, they all ran to the see to escape from the polar bear, which ended wounded and tired. He was so hungry that he eventually laid down and let himself die alone… such a shame for one of the best predator in the world.
then a voice said that more and more polar bear end this way each year. Because of human activity, they have fewer food, and need to attack more dangerous preys. In 2030, there shouldn’t be anyone left.
When I saw that, I felt guilty and wish i could help that polar bear kill a walrus. But now I’m thinking of it, I realise that I never met any polar bear in my life, so what would it change for me if they all died ? I still could watch them on TV, with technology progress, they surely could make them look real in 3D animation. furthermore, I struggled for 5 years to get my driving licence (I know I’m not gifted but I’m not the only one) and I should not buy a car just for the polar bear not to die ? No way !
I know that what I wrote is not politically correct, and I should better have written something like “if we all change we can save them”. But let’s face the truth : nobody is going to change, and they are all going to die. And so are most of the animals we see in documentary. Who has never used a car to avoid a 15 minuts walk? Who has never bought a new mobile phone while the previous one was still working well ? etc …
but that’s ok. As far as I can sit on my comfortable sofa, in front of my modern flatscreen, watching polar bear dying, I’ll be happy. And we even prepared the future, when there won’t be any animal to extermine : in the movie Avatar, we kill imaginary primitive animals. It’s much more fun than polar bear : they can speak english !