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Grizzly hunt to become election issue in BC

Momentum is building for a ban on grizzly hunting in BC. In November two documentaries are due to be aired criticising British Columbia for hunting grizzly bears for trophies. The government has responded by commissioning biologists of its choice to issue a report endorsing the...

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Lush Cosmetics are launching a new campaign in November against the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The centrepiece will be a documentary talking about trophy hunting and the impact that it has on bears and bear-lovers in the province. I am one...

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Grizzly Bear Inquiry launched in BC

The Grizzly Bear Foundation has launched a board of inquiry to review the status and future of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The three person board, whose members include Chairman Michael Audain of Vancouver, Stuart McLaughlin of West Vancouver and Suzanne Veit of Victoria, will...

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It’s time Canada did better by its bears

The killing of a black bear by a US hunter with a spear in Alberta has caused public outrage. What has shocked is not so much the cruelty involved - the bear survived it's initial injuries and ran off into the forest before it died -...

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British Columbia source of ‘vast majority’ of bear trophies

According to a new article in the Globe and Mail, British Columbia is the source of the vast majority of bear trophies. With hunters shooting around 240 grizzlies a year in the province and guided hunts taking about 30 percent of those, the total income...

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Grizzly hunt set to become BC election issue in 2017

With several different groups now campaigning to end the grizzly hunt in British Columbia, it could become an election issue in the provincial poll next spring. An article in the Victoria Times Colonist makes the case for a ban. Click here to read the article in...

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Grizzly bears down 40% in some parts of BC where hunting permitted

A new study out concludes that grizzly numbers have dropped dramatically in SE British Columbia. I have been talking to the scientists on this one and it is even more significant than it first appears. What it effectively means is that the government-managed hunt in parts of...

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BC’s Auditor General to look into grizzly hunt

B.C.'s auditor general will look into the province's controversial grizzly bear hunt to see if the government is managing the animals properly. The David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre asked for an investigation after a study they conducted suggested the limits...

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Talking to the boss

With Christy Clark, BC's Premier, on Monday night. Can't say she's receptive to our ideas yet but at least we put our point of view regarding the grizzly hunt forward. Many in her party are very supportive. With me is Dean Wyatt, owner of Knight...

Behind BC’s grizzly bear hunt
Behind BC’s grizzly bear hunt

Every year around 300 grizzly bears are legally killed by hunters in British Columbia. For years we have campaigned to have the hunt banned. Much of this has been possible due to generous donations from our guests. Here John Marriott, a close friend and co-campaigner,...