The Fur-Bearers are a proud member of the coalition of Canadian non-profits standing against the government of British Columbia’s ongoing plans to cull wolves.
As announced by lead organizations Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society, the coalition has “filed an application for a judicial review to determine whether the provincial government’s decision to cull wolves reasonably constitutes proper management of wolves if what they are actually doing is killing wolves to avoid protecting critical mountain caribou habitat necessary for their survival and recovery so industry can continue un-checked.”
The entire issue revolves around the government’s ill-conceived plan to protect endangered mountain caribou herds in some regions by killing wolves – despite industry-related variables causing the larger impact on those populations.
The initial phase of this legal action has been funded by a grant from West Coast Environmental Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund and funds from a crowd-funding campaign Pacific Wild led in early 2015.
Updates will be added to our blog as more information regarding this action become available.
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