Posted by: The ocean update | December 24, 2015

Polar bear ‘fed with explosives for FUN’ at military base writhes in agony (Russia)

The polar bear was fed explosives by a cook at the Russian military base

The polar bear was fed explosives by a cook at the Russian military base

Thusday, December 24th, 2015 (Will Stewart). An anguished polar bear has been filmed with blood pouring from its snout and writhing in agony after it was allegedly fed with explosives for FUN.

A cook at a military base construction site in the Arctic has been accused of the torturous animal cruelty.

The female bear was being fed by the male cook, so regularly appeared at the site on remote Wrangel Island in Russia, where Vladimir Putin is establishing a military presence.

The bear had a cub, which she often brought with her to be fed, although not on this occasion, and the young bear is now orphaned.

But this time the endangered animal ate an explosive, which is thought to have been given by the chef.

The bear began to spin around and rubbed against the snow, his snout bleeding.

In the video, the animal is clearly seen in agony from the explosion.

One report said the bear was shot to be put out of her agony, but this was not confirmed.

The video was made by workers of a company called RusAliance, which is building the new military base.

Polar bears are protected in Russia and the cook faces a potential jail sentence for the act.

Workers at the remote station have a dispensation which allows them to shoot polar bears that threaten them, but reports stress that on this occasion the workers, including the cook, had coaxed the bear to come in order to be fed.

A report by NTV television stated: “Witnesses say this polar bear often came to the settlement searching for food.

“The female bear looked into the rubbish bins and sometimes the people fed her.

“She got used to the people and even brought her little cub with her.

“The author of the video says one day the cook hid a thunder flash inside something tasty and fed it to the bear just for fun.

“The injured animal was spinning around from pain for about half and hour.

“It is not clear what happened to the animal later.

“Zoologists are sure that the bear had very little chance to survive.

“They plan to appeal to police and ask to punish the cruel man.

“He can face a jail term for killing a rare animal which is listed in the Russian Red book of rare species.”

Russian Nature Protection minister Sergei Donskoi today appealed to the General Prosecutor of Russia to punish the cook.

The bear was familiar with the campsite and grew to trust people

The bear was familiar with the campsite and grew to trust people

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