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Leaving a foul taste: Photo of polar bear cubs chewing on plastic sets off latest round of righteous outrage

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It’s a sad portrait of polar bear cubs toying with a big piece of plastic while their mother rests nearby – and just another viral instance of oh-so-many recent tragic pictures of bears, seals, reindeer, birds and other wildlife affected by the wasteful habits of humans. Then again, like the others, it conveys just one of the oh-so-many ways trash, pollution and climate change is screwing things up for the native inhabitants.