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Petition against B.C.'s wolf cull garners more than 173K signatures PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow
Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:14

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FEBRUARY 25, 2015

http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Anti+wolf+cull+petition+garners+more+than+173K+signatures/10842291/story.html

 
 
 
Petition against B.C.'s wolf cull garners more than 173K signatures
 

The government has said it plans to have hunters shoot as many as 184 wolves from helicopters this year.

Photograph by: Gary Kramer , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VICTORIA — A coalition of 60 environmental groups has sent the B.C. government an open letter supporting a petition that demands it stop killing wolves.

More than 173,000 people from all over the world signed the online plea saying that shooting wolves in two regions in B.C.’s Interior — one in the northeast and one along its border with Idaho — will not protect shrinking caribou herds.

The government has said it plans to have hunters shoot as many as 184 wolves from helicopters this year.

Petition backers and letter signatories Pacific Wild and The Valhalla Wilderness Society argue that caribou are threatened by human encroachment, not by wolves.

They say limits to mining, snowmobiling and backcountry skiing would be a better way to allow herds to increase.

The provincial government plans to continue culling wolves by sterilizing and shooting them for four more years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:20
 

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