Petitioning Premier of British Columbia Premier John Horgan and 5 others

Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt in BC


The opening of trophy hunting season in the Great Bear Rainforest has started. This year, the Government of British Columbia even extended the spring and fall grizzly bear hunts. The Spring hunt is now from April 1 to June 15, 2017 and the Fall hunt has been extended from August 15 to November 30, 2017.

In the fall hunt female grizzlies may be pregnant when they are hunted. In the spring hunt, female bears are often shot due to mistaken identity leaving their cubs to perish. Grizzly bears have the second lowest reproduction rate of North American land mammals. Economically, BC’s grizzly bear trophy hunt threatens the growing and sustainable wildlife-based tourism industry. Eco-tourism and bear viewing attract thousands of people to BC every year and create sustainable employment. There is simply no scientific, ethical or economic rationale for the trophy hunt.

British Columbia is one of the last refuges of the grizzly bear, which once roamed widely across North America. Despite widespread opposition, our government continues to treat this vulnerable and iconic species as an expendable resource. Along with First Nations and conservation partners, we are working to end the trophy hunting of bears, wolves and other large carnivores in British Columbia. Please sign this petition to help our efforts.

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This petition will be delivered to:
  • Premier of British Columbia
    Premier John Horgan
  • Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
    Honourable Melanie Mark
  • Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
    Honourable George Heyman
  • Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
    Honourable Doug Donaldson
  • Leader of the BC Green Party
    Andrew Weaver
  • Deputy Leader, BC Green Party
    Adam Olsen

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