Over the years, The Bear Sanctuary has saved many Bears from an uncertain future. We have Bears from all over the country and one or two from overseas. We have a couple of brothers and we have a brother and sister but we have never had twins, until now!
The story of the extradition of our friend Gary McKinnon has taken another turn after Theresa May has asked for the case to be put on hold. The new Home Secretary wants more time to consider the issues of the case. The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were both sympathetic with Gary’s plight while they were in opposition, so now is the time for them to act.
A man, whose name we are not going to mention here, has admitted using Facebook to abuse kids over a five-year period. He admitted in court yesterday to 27 charges of inciting sexual activity, grooming and distributing indecent images. He also admitted voyeurism and possessing indecent images of children.
Two months ago, we told of the sadness amongst The Bears at the death of Harry Carpenter, the boxing commentator. That day, back in March, was a day for sadness and morning here at the Bear Sanctuary. However, yesterday was a day of laughter as friends and family gathered to remember his life at a memorial service held in his honour at St Bride’s in London’s Fleet Street.
A new report undertaken by the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has revealed that the Arctic environment is changing. Longer periods of ice-free seas are creating problems for Polar Bears at the southern Arctic area. These Bears are highly adapted for hunting on sea ice and thought they are very “opportunistic” where food is concerned; they are not equipped to cope with longer ice-free seasons.