National Observer: BC kills 237 wolves while court challenge of air hunt pending

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The B.C. government killed 237 wolves as part of its wolf cull program over the winter despite a court challenge on the legality of the aerial practice.

Below is an excerpt from the original article written by Natasha Bulowski for the National Observer on May 3rd 2021.

“The B.C. government killed 237 wolves as part of its wolf cull program over the winter despite a court challenge on the legality of the aerial practice. Pacific Wild, a B.C.-based environmental group, launched a legal petition in July 2020 claiming the province’s wolf cull program is unlawful because it contradicts wildlife regulations and federal aviation laws. But because of COVID-19and court delays, a hearing date hasn’t yet been set.

‘The wolf cull, as it’s currently done, is illegal,’ said Rebeka Breder, an animal law lawyer for Pacific Wild. ‘It contravenes some very specific provisions under the Wildlife Act and its regulations.'”