We issued the reward late last week after witnessing the video of the atrocious killing of a grizzly bear, which may have taken place here in British Columbia. Though little is known about the video, it clearly warrants investigation by appropriate authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the BC SPCA call centre at 1-855-622-7722. The reward – originally $2,500, but now $3,500 thanks to the generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous – will be given to the tipster by The Fur-Bearers if identification and investigation lead to prosecution under federal or provincial regulations.
It’s possible that the killing of this bear was lawful. That does not mean, however, that no criminal or wildlife act violations occurred. We need a full, formal investigation to take place – and we need Premier Christy Clark to recognize that the public will not stand for these atrocious actions, regardless of the policy of the day.
You can also take action by writing to your local MLA (and Premier Christy Clark). Get details on how to do it by clicking here.
Please note the video was taken down by Facebook for allegedly infringing upon copyright laws. It can still be viewed here.
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