The Fur-Bearers has filed a formal complaint with the provincial Conservation Officer Service following a preventable death of a mother black bear in Whistler.
The Fur-Bearers reward of $1,000 increased by outraged community.
Everyone can play a role in keeping animals safe – and you can do it all from home!
CBC article cites reports of aggression but doesn’t go in-depth on how we create the problems.
OPEN LETTER: CBC headline and article mislead readers and tell an inaccurate story of bear encounter
Read our complaint to the CBC Ombudsman about an inaccurate article that would be unacceptable were it a human instead of a bear.
British Columbia's highest court dismissed an appeal because of a lack of clarity in law – meaning that there is still no clear decision on when a Conservation Officer can or can't kill animals in the course of their duties. Join us in calling for immediate change!
Off-leash dogs create problems for wildlife – and it’s the wild animals who often get blamed.
Thousands of letters were sent to the government thru TheFurBearers.com calling for this change. But much work still needs to be done.
Black bears are out and about as spring arrives, and it’s up to us humans to make sure we don’t create problems for them. Hear how from the expert: Mike McIntosh of Bear With Us!
Spring bears aren’t going mad with hunger, they’re going to remember the last place they found a delicious snack, and they can be rehabilitated. Get it in five with the Defender Radio News Brief!
The hearings to appeal a decision rendered in December stemming from the case of an orphaned black bear killed by a Conservation Officer in British Columbia will begin on June 7, 2018.
Bears are looking for an easy meal in BC. It’s up to us to protect them from conflict, and potential lethal action, with responsible waste management practices.
Biologist and advocate Lisa Dahlseide joins Defender Radio to talk the science and ethics of wildlife rehabilitation, how Russell’s story progressed this policy, and why it isn’t time to quit speaking for the animals.
Provincial policy means orphans like Russell and other indigenous species can’t be rehabilitated by experts.
The Fur-Bearers are seeking an appeal of a court’s decision on their case regarding the Conservation Officer’s authority to kill wildlife who isn’t at large or dangerous.
Bryce Casavant has released a paper that highlights the need for the Conservation Officer Service to change its policies to improve vital public trust in British Columbia.
The Defender Radio Family Christmas Special tells an old holiday tale with a loving wildlife twist…
Finding a way to compassionately communicate and advocate for the animals across Canada’s rich, diverse cultures and populations a priority.
Auditor General calls for increased transparency, monitoring, accountability, and providing resources and goals to Conservation Officer Service.
It’s as easy as number three! Find out more in the article.