Taking action is easy
1. Learn more about BC Grizzly Bears’ lives and the challenges that they face here.
2. Talk to friends, neighbours and others that you meet. Surprisingly, many people are not even aware that Grizzly Bears have been killed twice a year in British Columbia. You can help spread awareness.
3. Call your MLA – ask them where they stand on the grizzly hunt and let them know that this is a provincial issue that needs their continued attention.
4. Write to Premier John Horgan, Minister Doug Donaldson and other NDP MLAs that you know. Short messages from many people will get noticed! Please share this link on social media.
August 15 2017: First day of the Fall grizzly hunt
The announcement that Grizzly Bear trophy hunting will end on November 30 2017, brings our new NDP government a step closer to doing the right thing for BC grizzlies. It’s good news; but it’s not an end point. At this stage, the announcement states:
No hunting at all of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest
Hunting grizzlies for meat in the rest of the province but no legal possession of head, hide or paws (trophy parts)
We will only celebrate when Grizzly Bears are exempt from all legal killing anywhere in the province. Policy has not yet been written outlining mechanisms by which new practices will be regulated, so we watch closely as further announcements are released.
Your cards, letters, and email messages have all helped to move this along. Thank you so much. A few short sentences to the Premier, Minister and NDP MLAs, as indicated below, will help to keep it moving.
A simple message to government:
Thank you for following through on your campaign promise to end Grizzly Bear trophy hunting. It is definitely a step in the right direction. A full ban would be more consistent, less costly to implement and would have full support of the majority of British Columbians. Grizzly Bears in every part of the province deserve the same respect as those who live in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Premier John Horgan
East Annex, Parliament Buildings
Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister
Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development
Room 248, Parliament Buildings
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