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Killing wolves is not OK and must be abolished

Killing wolves is not OK and must be abolished

Killing Wolves is Not OK
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Barb Murray from is outraged and devastated about the intention of eradincating wolves. She is asking herself, the followers and the polititians very good questions.
“ Is 90% eradication of wolves what these BC groups & our government going for??? Or is it 85% Or 75%? Please tell us BC Wildlife Federation, Wild Sheep Foundation,  Safari Club International, Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia, etc etc what is the percentage that will make you stop?”

“Once the hunters/trappers & sharpshooters out of helicopters have reached their ‘goal’ of killing ‘enough’ wolves will the slaughter finally stop in BC??? Or will cougars and bears be next?
“Who are their real masters of the politicians responsible for governing, the tax-payers or the small group of hunters and trappers in BC?”
Please write the politicians demanding answers.

You can help BC Wolves!

You can help BC Wolves! We need as many people as possible to help our wolves by writing to Minister Conroy and asking her to reduce the uncontrolled hunting and trapping of wolves in British Columbia.
Please send your email to Minister Conroy at [email protected]

And cc the Premier and these ministers listed below.
[email protected]

Minister Katrine Conroy, Minister of State Nathan Cullen,  MLA Fin Donnelly, Minister George Heyman, Minister Murray Rankin, Minister Melanie Mark, my MLA Adam Walker, opposition MLA Adam Olsen,-Saanich North and the Islands.
Read all the details in this detailed letter written by Says Sadie Parr,  Golden BC Former Executive Director of Wolf Awareness ( 2015-2020) in regards to barbaric wolves hunting and trapping in B.C.
Golden Star:
Published Letter to Editor

Killing wolves is not OK

No – it is not okay to kill wolves. The harm we are inflicting upon wolves is just plain wrong and must end.
For the past 15 years or so, I have focused my life on learning as much as I can about wolves. I’ve worked with captive wolves and researched wild wolves. I’ve read about wolves in books, government reports and peer-reviewed science papers.
I’ve had countless conversations with other people about their first-hand ex- periences with wolves. I’ve collected and analyzed wolf poop, I’ve backtracked their steps, I’ve captured their images on remote cameras, and I’ve treasured their howls.
I have been privileged to get a glimpse into the complicated and emotional lives of some wolves, as individuals and also as families trying to survive. These experiences have shaped my views, and more importantly, my values.
B.C. has become a place ripe with car- nivore carnage, with wolves as refugees on their own land. The province has completed its seventh consecutive year of aerial-gunning, ostensibly under the guise of caribou conservation.
This past winter, government contrac- tors shot down 237 wolves; chased them
with helicopters and let loose bullets that expand on impact.
I will never comprehend how a person can plan and carry out the killing of any living being as intelligent and sentient as a wolf. Wolves certainly suffer from physical pain and also mourn the loss of kin. There can be no doubt about this.
I have almost become ‘undone’ over the past five years by trying to reconcile what I know of these animals with how we as humans treat them.
A major limitation of science is that it can’t distinguish right from wrong; societies determine these values. For the Klinse-Za caribou herd in the South Peace region, where wolves have been massacred for the past seven years, there is no sustainable recruitment of caribou calves.
Some government data suggests in some areas of the province where wolves are being decimated, caribou calf numbers are increasing. But I don’t want or care for this information.
Predator kill programs cross an ethi- cal line that I hold sacred. No equation or amount of math will convince me otherwise. Wildlife management and conservation decisions focused solely on increasing the number of one species neglect other species and ecosystem processes.
Wolf kill programs fail to consider the immediate and long-term effects on wolf genetic and social struc- tures, the impacts this has on other wildlife, and the sustainability of the entire ecosystem.
Some state killing wolves is not a conservation concern due to a seem- ingly robust population, however, the resilient reproductive nature of exploit- ed wolf populations does not excuse the continuous killing of these sentient animals. If anything, this biological trait makes our behaviour even more abhorrent and unsettling by creating a cycle of sanctioned harm.
Chasing and shooting wolves from aircraft results in high levels of distress and pain, as does the excruciating death brought to them by neck killing snares or poisons.
I don’t appreciate or have room for data or decisions that result from imposing suffering on any species or individual. B.C.’s government-sanc- tioned wolf kill program should not have begun seven years ago. It is a stain on our province and our nation.
Murdering wolves is not okay and must be abolished.
Sadie Parr,  Golden BC

Former Executive Director of Wolf Awareness ( 2015-2020)

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