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Wildlife Defence League Responds to NDP Grizzly Bear Hunt Announcement
By Tommy Knowles. After years of increasing opposition to British Columbia’s controversial grizzly bear hunt from not only the public, but also conservationists, independent scientists Coastal First Nations and recently, Lush Cosmetics, the provincial NDP have announced their stance on the issue in the lead up to the May 2017 provincial election.
Together, this diverse group of voices have called for an end to the grizzly bear hunt and have been pushing the provincial parties to respond to the growing opposition to the hunt.
“BC’s grizzly bear hunt is not a subsistence hunt, it’s about bagging a trophy – a head for the wall or a rug for the floor. It simply doesn’t align with the values of British Columbians and it certainly doesn’t reflect the “Super, Natural BC” that the province promotes to the world. The public has been tirelessly pushing for years for a ban on this hunt and while we’re pleased to see this issue being given the attention it deserves, we strongly believe that the only way to truly end the grizzly bear trophy hunt is to enact a complete and total ban. Anything less will simply allow the trophy hunt to continue under the guise of a so-called meat hunt,” said Tommy Knowles, Campaign Director with the Wildlife Defence League.
Wildlife Defence League is encouraging the public to engage with their elected officials and those running in their constituency in the upcoming provincial election to ensure grizzly bears are fully and permanently protected from hunting.
Editor’s note: I deliberately chose this image from the Wildlife Defence League’s website as this subject is very serious and instead of seeing a cute grizzly image, the true reality of this gruesome practice needs to be seen IMO.