Take Action to Protect B.C.'s Bears
It is time to add your name to the nearly 80% of British Columbians, including all Coastal First Nations and a majority of B.C. hunters, who oppose the trophy hunt.
Help make a difference. The “Faltering Light” visual petition is a high quality book containing an open letter to the BC government requesting that trophy hunting of grizzly bears is stopped, essays from leading environmentalists, sepia-toned bear photographs and YOUR SIGNATURES calling for an end to the trophy hunt. The book will be delivered to Premier Gordon Campbell & Environment Minister Barry Penner before the trophy hunt resumes in April.
Sign the "Faltering Light" visual petition.
CLICK HERE to send Premier Christy Clark, Minister of the Environment Terry Lake and your MLA a letter telling them what you think of the trophy hunt.
Or, send a personalized email or phone message here:
To help make your voice heard, please consider CC:ing
your letter to the media. Contact information for media and other elected officials can be found on our main
TAKE ACTION page.
British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is one of the greatest tracts of intact temperate rainforest left on Earth. It is home to thousands of species of plants, birds, and animals including black bears, grizzlies, and Spirit bears.
You might think that here, the bears could live and thrive in peace. But trophy hunters have set their sights on the vulnerable animals, shooting them with rifles and cross bows as they feed near the shoreline and on salmon streams. It is shocking to think that even grizzly bears, the second slowest reproducing land mammal in North America, are routinely killed in the Great Bear Rainforest - even in protected areas and despite Coastal First Nations' ban on trophy hunting. In opposing this cruel and scientifically indefensible killing, Pacific Wild stands alongside many other NGO's, Coastal First Nations and the bear viewing industry. Moreover, First Nations communities can earn far more from responsible bear-watching ecotourism than destructive and cruel bear hunting.
Read more about the BC Trophy Hunt
Take a moment to do your part and sign the petition to stop the trophy hunt here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/trophyhunt.html
VANCOUVER – Grizzly bears could disappear from many parts of Canada unless action is taken
to list them under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) and initiate immediate recovery efforts,
including protecting their dwindling habitat in some regions.
|We need strong legal protection for gizzly bears, and we need it before it's too late.|