Anorak News | Feed Homeless People To Washington Polar Bears

Feed Homeless People To Washington Polar Bears

by | 17th, September 2008

POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…

The tall mannequin beneath the polar bear head wore a tattered flannel shirt and dirty pants. Some onlookers said it was there for several hours, peering into the trash can at 14th and Irving streets Northwest until someone called police at 10 a.m.

Polar bears are upon us. Did he speak German? Says the Washington Post:

“It’s a suspicious package,” police spokespeople declared.

So in came the bomb squad and all the precautions of a post-Sept. 11 world.

Metro shut the station. Seven shuttle buses were summoned to move 218 people out of the blast zone, said Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel. Traffic was diverted; firetrucks and ambulances lined the streets.

Onlookers watched a bomb technician in a blast suit walk slowly toward the bear, then pounce and cut it open. He pulled out wads of newspaper until the big, white head flopped over.

What did the polar bear want? What do they always want: attention. And shooting

Says Mr P. Bear:

My intention with this project was to leverage my street installations to promote awareness about the issue of global warming and the plight of the polar bear,” said Jenkins. “It was our shared goal that the public would develop empathy for the polar bear as they have for the homeless which we see as two connected issues.

Can homeless people eat polar bears, or be fed to them? We need to act now!


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