On Apr 1, 2016, at 11:45 AM,
From: Bears Matter
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 10:33 AM
Dear Premier Clark,
Today is the day that you and your government allow trophy hunters, both resident and non-resident, to stalk, wound, orphan and kill grizzlies and black bears just out of hibernation. Some of these bears will be male, at least 30% will be female and of those females some will be mother’s with tiny cubs who they will hide at the first whiff of trouble.
Premier Clark, you and your government are solely responsible for the killings, wounding and orphaning of our unsuspecting, innocent, majestic grizzlies found in their natural habitat. They will be eating sedge grasses, shell fish, shoots and roots etc. as they try and regain the 40% of their weight lost from their long winter’s sleep. Most of the trophy hunters won’t even bother with the fur this time of year but will just take the bear’s head and paws and of course take that all important selfie!
The ”Super Natural B.C.” I know and love has NO place for Trophy killing of sentient beings such as bears! This sport or hobby by a few is a travesty, an international embarrassment, a social injustice and of course it is just simply inhumane.
I will never understand why you and your government have continued to promote and expand trophy killing, especially of bears. Can you not feel compassion for these sentient beings? They raise young and feel what we feel…they feel fear, pain, stress and of course joy! Let bears be bears in their natural habitat and continue to build a responsible and respectful ecotourism industry around them…but STOP Killing them for fun of it, for goodness sake!
Premier Clark, you and you alone can stop this senseless slaughter in our wild places with a swipe of your pen! Please do this before the August 15th opening when the killing spree is to start again and on an expanded basis. You and your government have an opportunity to institute a ‘Compassionate Conservation’ model across B.C. and make the whole province a Grizzly Bear Sanctuary – a gift to all British Columbians and to the world! How amazing would that be!? What a legacy to be remembered for forever and ever!
Please restore April 1st to the Day of Fools again in B.C. not the day we awake and dread the first day the fools begin their killing of our iconic grizzlies bears for the fun of it!
Nanoose Bay, B.C.
cc Liberal MLA’s