Who ARE Grizzly Bears?

Ellie Lamb, bear guide and artist, shares her personal reflection on the true nature of grizzly bears.

Ethics in human-wildlife relations is a matter of worldview.

The article by Artelle, Paquet, Moola, Genovali and Darimont, titled “BCs approach to wildlife management needs major ethical reform”, rightly points out past failures of, and future opportunities for, provincial reform of wildlife policy in British Columbia.  The authors are encouraged by provincial incentives toward reform and call for ethical considerations to be open to the…

Keep BC Grizzlies on the radar!

This is Amber.  At the time of this photo she is three years old, still living close to her Mom’s range and making her way in life as her Mom taught her to do.  If she has cubs now, she will be doing the same for them.  Amber asks that you write the Premier and…

A NEW YEAR’S LETTER TO OUR BC PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

January 1 2018 Dear Provincial Government, January 1 always arrives like a breath of fresh air.  I hope it feels that way for you too. THANK YOU for ending the grizzly hunt; it was the only thing you could do.  The people of BC clearly expressed their values on this issue and we thank you…

After the AG report: Yes, the grizzly hunt must end!

In her audit of Grizzly Bear management, Carol Bellringer (BC Auditor General) received many comments of concern over the grizzly hunt.  In response, she stated that “The hunt is a policy decision and under the Auditor General Act, my office does not comment on the merits of policy.” (www.bcauditor.com).  Unfortunately, she then went on to…

45 signators call for an end to all Grizzly Bear killing, province-wide in B.C.!

OPEN LETTER TO THE BC GOVERNMENT OPPOSING THE GRIZZLY BEAR “MEAT HUNT”   October 14 2017 We, the undersigned 45 environmental and animal welfare organzations, wildlife-based businesses, and independent activists, are pleased that the current BC government is committed to end the trophy hunt of grizzly bears. However we strongly oppose the government’s plans to…

Ban trophy hunting of BC Grizzly Bears!

To: Minister Doug Donaldson From: Justice for BC Grizzlies cc: Premier John Horgan Minister George Heyman Fish and Wildlife Branch Subject Policy changes to the BC Grizzly Bear hunt JUSTICE FOR BC GRIZZLIES BACKGROUND Justice for BC Grizzlies is a grassroots organization dedicated to education about, and advocacy for, BC Grizzly Bears.  The Advisory Council…

Grizzly Culture

Animals are not property or “things” but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support.                                                             ~…

An open letter of opposition to the independent wildlife agency proposal

OPEN LETTER TO ALL BC MLAs CONCERNING A PLAN TO TURN THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR WILDLIFE OVER TO A NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCY June 27 2017 On March 22, 2017, the BC government announced a decision to transfer wildlife management from the provincial government to a separate agency funded by sales of hunting licences and potentially donations…