September 20 2015 - Miley Cyrus and her brother Braison travelled to the Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia this weekend to join local wildlife conservationists from Pacific Wild on a research trip.
“The government of British Columbia is waging war on wildlife, and it should come as no surprise that their policies are garnering international scrutiny and condemnation,” said Ian McAllister, co-founder and director of Pacific Wild, the conservation group leading the expedition.
Miley and Braison spent two days with Mary and John Theberge, PhD, renowned wolf biologists and outspoken opponents of the B.C. wolf kill; Carl Safina, PhD, American ecologist and author; and members of the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation, one of the coastal First Nations fighting to end trophy hunting in British Columbia.
“When I first spoke out, I knew in my heart that the wolf cull was wrong,” said Miley. “But after this visit, I know science is on my side, not just on the wolf cull, but also on the trophy hunt issue. Both are unsustainable and both are horrific. Both have to end.”
Efforts to combat the declining population of the caribou in question have emphasized predator control in the form a wolf cull, a tactic that Pacific Wild and other leading conservation and animal welfare organizations believe is ineffective and avoiding the real issue – habitat loss.
Together with the support of Miley and Braison, the Theberges, and a host of environmental groups, Pacific Wild will continue to call for an end to the wolf kill program and appropriate habitat protection for caribou.
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