Important: Please View the petition – Take 1 minute to sign! Thks
Use SayZu! Saturday’s Action Alert to Cdn’s across BC and Canada:This Saturday betw 2pm – 3pm (Pacific Coastal Time) pls Text msg to 39-39-39 and send your msg starting text with ‘myvote ‘+ your msg + send! Or you can Tweet to #NOTROPHYHUNT w your msg! NO extra charges apply!
VIEW TEXTs or Tweets ‘Msg Cloud’ on Bears Matter’s No Trophy Hunt Page
TELL Premier Clark WHY the Trophy Killing has to be STOPPED not EXPANDED THIS SPRING! Thank you because BC Bears Matter!
Please View the petition – Take 1 minute to sign and send auto letter to Premier Christy Clark asking her to stop pandering to American and out of country trophy hunters who come here to kill our grizzlies for their heads and paws! Real hunters don’t kill what they don’t eat!
One Day before Massive Rally in Victoria to Save BC Bears! Share Pls! by Bears Matter
Note From Rally Organizer: On February 15th hundreds are expected to gather at the B.C. Parliament Buildings at 2 PM for an event called “Save B.C. Bears”, a protest against bear trophy killing and ALSO SayZu makes it possible for any Canadian to show up to the Rally..Pls Tweet/Text, see instruction above on the day betw 2 - 3pm (PST). Speakers at the event include MLA Andrew Weaver, and nationally celebrated poetry ‘power couple’ Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane. There will also be a live musical performance by Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright of ‘the Wilds’.
The aim of the event is to tell BC’s elected representatives that the trophy hunting of BC’s grizzly bears and black bears must stop, and that grizzly hunting in the Cariboo and Kootenays must not be re-opened this spring.
Join us on Feb. 15th at the BC Parliament Buildings in Victoria and please help us spread the word as widely as possible!
You can also view this powerful and inspiring 22min Film called ‘ Bear Witness’ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDg24d8fF1Q ! Take the Pledge to Stop the Trophy Hunt of Bears on BC’s coast.
See Article http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/chris-genovali/bc-grizzly-hunt_b_4667252.html?utm_hp_ref=tw ‘B.C. Grizzly Hunt Bolstered By Spurious Science’ Feb 12’14
The level of senseless killing and waste in the Trophy Kill of grizzlies is absolute! They are killed for their heads, paws and/or fur. We must finally declare this Legal Killing ‘illegal’ and better protect BC’s grizzly bears, and newborn cubs, now and in future.
We fought for the whales, now we must fight for the grizzlies!
Barb Murray, Bears Matter
Below is the Petition Letter
On January 20, 2014, the following letter below was sent to Premier Christy Clark and all the Member’s of the Legislative Assembly in BC and now is available for you to sign and send through Change.org or you can download a Word Document version to edit and send in yourself. Please do so and also share with family and friends to help the grizzlies in B.C. be left alone to live wild!
Thank you. Barb M.
Dear Premier Clark:
Re: Protect grizzly bears by banning the trophy hunt
As British Columbians, we live in a democracy where the government is duty-bound to heed the voices of the majority and not pander to a small, vocal segment of the hunting community. As you are aware, opinion polls have consistently shown that the overwhelming majority of British Columbians oppose the trophy hunt of grizzly bears. We urge your government to issue a province-wide ban on the trophy hunt of grizzly bears by fall 2014.
Prior to the province-wide ban coming into effect, we respectfully request that your government immediately withdraw the four proposals to re-open the trophy hunt of grizzly bears in the Cariboo and in the Kootenays. Government biologists recommended the closure of these regions because of over-hunting in 2001 and 2011 respectively. Another example of our province’s democracy deficit was the public consultation process for these proposed re-openings given the lack of transparency and the very short timeframe to provide comments.
The senseless killing of grizzly bears is morally indefensible and has no place in modern wildlife management practices and policies. Killing these magnificent creatures for “sport” and bragging rights does not in any way contribute to the conservation of the species or increased safety for humans contrary to claims made by special interest groups. Nor is it acceptable to British Columbian taxpayers that our money is being wasted on managing this costly and controversial hunt.
We urge your government to fully support eco-tourism and bear-viewing, which not only benefit the bears but also local economies. The Coastal First Nations recently announced a ban on bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest so that they can fully embrace eco-tourism as a vital part of their sustainable future. We wholeheartedly support this important initiative and ask that your government follow their lead.
Lastly, we would like to engage in a dialogue with your government about how we can best protect and celebrate our iconic grizzly bears and their habitat so that future generations will be able to experience the beauty and majesty of these creatures.
One way to celebrate our grizzly bears could be, for example, through the creation of a province-wide Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
We, the undersigned, look forward to your response to our requests for action and meaningful dialogue on these important and time-sensitive issues.
British Columbia, Canada