Latest update from Into the Wild
We are in the biggest emergency especially for animals in hundreds of years, yet we are distracted by cat posts and articles on the royal family.
Yet How to respond to this emergency is also shaped by the usual political divide: the right focus on the immediate threat to human individuals, while the left tries to understand the long-term global causes. But a debate about whether the bear migration should inspire fear or sympathy misses the point. The animals are losing the winter they depend on. Ultimately, so are we. We should feel sorry and afraid both for them and for us.
Arctic bears are being driven off their normal migration routes and into human habitation. We should feel pity – and fear