Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Letter of Support

Today, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) delivered a letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources. The letter supports our work to #SaveBCWolves and calls on the government to immediately halt the wolf cull program which commenced in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions in 2015. It also urges the government to cease efforts to extend the program for another five years.

We’re honoured to have the support of the UBCIC on this issue, particularly before we head back to court on Wednesday, October 27 for another three days challenging the lawfulness of the wolf cull. You can read an excerpt from the letter below or access the full letter here.

“[The wolf cull] is a direct result of your government ignoring the destruction and human encroachment that has pushed B.C.’s mountain caribou to the edge of extinction, placing blame instead on wolves who are now being targeted for inhumane aerial killings and expanded legalized hunting and trapping. UBCIC calls on your government to take accountability for the gross mismanagement of a species at risk and the failure to safeguard and recover enough habitat for the caribou. The government knowingly made decisions years ago to destroy critical caribou habitat with logging, access roads, and other human activities. Today the continued institutional killing of wolves makes no sense and is utterly purposeless; it will not bring back caribou in the absence of habitat protection.”