How Safe are British Columbia’s Grizzlies?


As April 1st approaches and spring time arrives, the bears of BC are emerging from their dens and hunter’s are gearing up for their annual trophy bear hunt.
We recently came across a thoughtful article about the bear hunt in British Columbia and the way that bears are harvested.
Jeff Gailus writing in the davidsuzuki.org website comments”: “British Columbia’s grizzly bears are among the most vulnerable large animals on the continent. The factors that threaten them are largely human-caused and include climate change, loss of habitat from industrial and recreational development, and unsustainable rates of mortality from trophy hunting, animal control kills and poaching. According to the David Suzuki Foundation’s analysis of the government’s Compulsory Inspection Database, an average of 339 grizzlies are killed each year in the province, the vast majority of which (87 per cent) is from trophy hunting in the spring and fall.” The problem occurs in the South of BC where the population is small and isolated and the killing of even a few bears becomes a problem. To read the rest of Jeff’s article please click here.

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