but you don't know what he had gone hunting, i doubt it was the polar bear, hunting is a way of life and may be their main source of food. Whilst the death of the polar bear is sad as is the orphaning of her babies, i would rather the boy was safe and sound.
Shame hhe hadn't be found drowned or frozen to death. I have no sympathy for those who hunt and every sympathy for that dead animal and her offspring. And had he been my child, YES, I'd still be saying the same as if he took part in hunting he would be considered no son of mine anyway.
I was a vegetarian for 13 years and a vegan for 5 of them (not any more but can't imagine disowning my children for anything.
Hunting is a way of life for many around the world, like it or not. Not everyone has the luxury of popping to the local farmers market for some olives and a nice loaf of bread. Crops of carrots and apple trees are quite scarce around the south pole too I'd imagine.