Arctic expedition to save planet brings guns to fight off polar bears

Arctic expedition to save planet brings guns to fight off polar bears

In an effort to highlight the effects of global warming, an Irish-Canadian team plans to cross the arctic’s Northwest Passage in a rowboat while armed with rubber bullets to ward off polar bears.

The team will also carry shotguns to kill the animals if necessary.

“They are the only animal out there that will actively hunt down a human being,” said seasoned adventurer Kevin Vallely, who is part of the rowing expedition which will take about 80 days and traverse the distance between Inuvik in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Climate Central reports that: “The crew will carry sound as well as rubber bullets to try to scare the bears off — with a shotgun as the last order of defense – in the event they are forced to beach and encounter an animal on land.”

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