Sadly here in BC yesterday we once again saw the start of the trophy hunting season. Figures released on Friday show that in 2011, grizzly bear deaths alone, (those reported anyway) rose by 21% on 2010. Of the 383 bears killed, 334 (a little over 87%) were at the hands of trophy hunters. Grizzly bears aren’t the only bears hunted for trophies, black bears don’t get off lightly either. More on this can be seen here: www.vancouversun.com/news/Grizzly+deaths+increase/6390972/story.html
This photo shows a female grizzly bear and if you look closely I’m pretty sure you can tell she’s a female, but she is not safe from the hunters gun either. Although they ‘request’ hunters not to, the BC Government allows hunters to kill females also. So even new born cubs indirectly, can and will end up dead because of the actions of some trophy hunters, resident and non-resident of BC.
It’s time trophy hunting was stopped. Please sign the following on-line petition at: www.gopetition.com/petitions/trophyhunt.html And/or email the BC Premier and let her know it’s the 21st century and time trophy hunting ended: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support we must end this sooner rather than later.