End Cruel Hunting Contests in Canada

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These contests are not wildlife management, they are slaughter. Earnings points and winning cash prizes for killing animals is blatantly cruel. Please notice that this petition is not just about wolves, but many other innocent animals. 

47 members of pro-animal groups sent an open letter to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Doug Donaldson, demanding the end to all “wildlife-killing contests” across British Columbia.

Minister Donaldson’s response states that the ministry does not condone or encourage these types of events, but that there are currently no rules preventing them, providing the hunters are properly licensed and all laws are followed.

Minister Donaldson’s response is unacceptable. The bloodbath must stop.

Time is running out. Global News journalist Sean Boynton reported on three upcoming contests in his recent article:

Williams Lake by Chilcotin Guns is being dubbed a “wolf-whacking” contest. The event began on Dec. 1 and ends on March 31. For $20, contestants compete in teams of one to four to see who can kill the most wolves by the deadline.

One in Yahk, B.C., sponsored by Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club has a point system for killing different animals: three points for cougars or wolves, two for coyotes and one for raccoons. The “predator tournament” runs from March 16 to 24 and offers cash prizes for the top three contestants.

The third event cited in the letters comes from the West Kootenay Outdoorsmen, which is advertising a prize of $500 “for each wolf killed.”

Please sign and share this petition and send a message to Minister Donaldson that you want wildlife-killing contests to end.


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