Save B.C. Wolves
Save B.C. Wolves
Why this petition matters
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We, the undersigned, petition the Government of British Columbia to stop its wolf- kill program immediately.
On January 15, 2015, the B.C. government gave the go-ahead for a controversial wolf hunt in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions. Today, six years later, over a thousand wolves have been culled to ostensibly protect B.C.’s endangered mountain caribou.
Decades of habitat destruction and human encroachment have left B.C.’s mountain caribou on the edge of survival. Instead of protecting critical food and habitat for caribou, such as the lichen rich interior forests, the B.C. government has placed the blame on wolves. Wolves are now being targeted for aerial killing and expanded legalized hunting and trapping of wolves. These highly social and intelligent animals, icons of our natural heritage, should not be killed because of government negligence. Killing all the wolves in B.C. won’t bring the caribou back in the absence of habitat protection.
Wolves are social animals which are integral to ecosystem function. It is the view of Pacific Wild that they deserve protection and should not be exterminated because the B.C. government has continually failed to protect and recover enough habitat for caribou. Gross mismanagement of species at risk in B.C., a province with no endangered species law, results in unethical culls of predators and competing species, such as cougars and moose. There are solutions and alternatives to protecting B.C.'s caribou, but killing animals should not be one of them.
Please add your voice to #SaveBCWolves to petition the B.C. government to stop its wolf-cull program and share this opportunity broadly. Together we can help stop this unethical and ineffective wolf kill.
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Pacific Wild is a B.C. based non-profit wildlife conservation organization and a leading advocate for changes to wolf management in British Columbia. Go to pacificwild.org to learn more and take action.