11 Days of Wolf Killing
Jan 28, 2015 — Since the surprise announcement that the Canadian province of British Columbia was beginning an immediate aerial kill program that would leave over 180 wild wolves dead by hunters in helicopters, international condemnation has been significant. Thousands of letters and emails have been sent and ministry phone lines have been ringing off the hook from people expressing their outrage. Over 130,000 people have signed the petition opposing the wolf kill and over 400 people have donated $36,000 to Pacific Wild’s Indiegogo wolf conservation fund raising effort. This is an incredible show of support for BC’s threatened wolves. Thank you.
However, this is a bitter sweet issue to work on. We know that tomorrow morning helicopters are rising to the sky. With the aid of satellite tracking collars, placed on the wolves a year ago by the B.C. government, packs of wolves will be shot from above to die a cruel and inhumane death. Wolves did not cause the decline of caribou in B.C. the government did. Years of habitat destruction and unbridled human access to sensitive caribou habitat has caused the decline and as a final act of desperation and diversion, the B.C. government is placing all the blame on wolves.
SAVE B.C. WOLVES VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/117473576
This wolf kill is happening because of government negligence and we can’t allow wolves to pay for it.
Pacific Wild is researching a legal strategy to end this kill. We simply can’t allow the culling of a species to become a standard wildlife management tool in B.C. We also believe that the hunt is breaking the governments own animal cruelty laws. It states that animals must be inspected after being shot too ensure they are dead and not wounded - but we know that these helicopters can not land in most areas where the wolves are being hunted.
With the Save B.C. wolves Indiegogo campaign funds, we are supporting ground crews in the field actively working to document the kill program. We are designing ads for a new public campaign that will bring this issue front and centre to British Columbians. To carry this work out for the day that wolves are not being “managed” but are viewed as icons of our spectacular planet we need to ramp up support. We are over 70% towards our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign.
If every person who signed the Save B.C. Wolves petition over the last few days supported this campaign, we would reach our goal by tomorrow.
Support B.C. wolves. Support Pacific Wild’s crowd funding campaign. Forward the petition, write our politicians. If we don’t stop this now it will become standard management practice for B.C’s wildlife for many years to come.
INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-b-c-wolves
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