Continuing my thread from the @natgeo post of this same bear, I want to chat about grizzly bear hunting. The recent half-hearted grizzly hunting moratorium by the @BCNDP in my home province of British Columbia is not enough. We need to end hunting of all grizzly bears, period. This move is a glaring attempt to stay true to their campaign promise, while still allowing trophy hunters to kill apex predators in B.C.‘s territory. The government claims there are approximately 15,000 grizzlies in B.C. and hunters kill about 250 every year.
Natural Resources Minister Doug Donaldson has stated, “Hunters will no longer be able to possess the hide or the head or the paws of the bear, so we feel quite confident that this announcement will mean the end of the grizzly bear trophy hunt through the province.”
At SeaLegacy we know these immense, solitary creatures are more fragile than most people believe, requiring 4,000 square kilometres each as territory.
They are an umbrella species whose health can help determine the health of an entire ecosystem. To hunt them in any fashion is anything but noble, and we want to add our voice to the loud chorus of British Columbians and citizens of the world who understand their value beyond a hide on a wall or a meal on a plate. Hit the link in our bio to read more and learn how you can help us #StopTheTrophyHunt while #TurningtheTide for grizzly bears.