I see you and I feel you. I don't know how or why, but I know you. If I met you I'd be terrified and enraptured at the same time. My love for you is so wild and true, surely it cancels out those who hunt you. #🐾 #endthetrophyhunt #banthetrophyhunt #bears #bc #wildlife #Repost @pacificwild (@get_repost)
Conservation officers had to put down 119 black bears in May, more than double the 52 that were killed in the same month last year in British Columbia. Reported by @GlobalNews, May 2017 was the deadliest month for the animals in the last six years. @CKNW @steeleanddrex spoke with Bryce Casavant, a former conservation officer who was fired after he refused to euthanize a pair of bear cubs, who says that “most of the province, and most communities within the province, do not have comprehensive wildlife management plans for urban wildlife.” In human-animal conflicts, these bears invariably end up as the losers. Animals not only lose their natural habitat, but also their lives. On top of this, the B.C. government has continued to authorize the slaughter of thousands of black bears per year for trophy hunting. In the #greatbearrainforest, it is impossible to tell which of these black bears carry the recessive gene for the rare white Kermode or Spirit bears. While a termination of the government-sanctioned trophy hunt is essential, bears in British Columbia face further issues, threatened from a loss of habitat and food sources. As Suzanne Veit from the @grizzlybearfdn has said, “The cumulative impacts of habitat loss, insecure food sources, inadequate enforcement of wildlife laws, legal hunting, and the as yet uncertain impacts of climate change combine to present major challenges to the survival of the grizzly bears. Strong action is needed now to secure their future. How we achieve this will be judged by the world”. Head to the link in our profile to sign our petition & help end the trophy hunting of bears, wolves and other large carnivores in British Columbia.
Photo by @iantmcallister
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