BC's trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest
BC's Great Bear Rainforest has been saved, but the trophy hunting that takes place there every year has not been stopped like some advocates would have liked.
Currently the BC province is still allowing hunters to kill bears for sport and many protesters say that this needs to end as its hurting both the bear population and a potential for tourism.
The reality is that you can kill coastal bears quickly via trophy hunting or kill them slowly by denying them their life requisites through destruction of their habitat and overexploitation of the salmon on which they depend. Sadly, one can only expect the situation for bears to deteriorate further as industrial activities intensified by climate disruption devastate more forests and salmon stocks.
Ironically, the grizzly, a species once regarded as a threat to our survival, is turning out to be a test of how likely we are to achieve sustainability of the elements that also sustain us—forests and salmon.
The Spring coastal grizzly bear hunt starts again tomorrow, on April 1st and so far the BC government has not spoken out about it.
If you want to spread your voice about it, you can send a message to the BC government.