Event Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10 a.m. The Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford Street across Beach Ave Public Invited
BC TAKE THE PLEDGE at www.justicebcgrizzlies.com
“I PLEDGE to help end BC’s unjust grizzly hunt by reaching out to as many fellow voters and political candidates as possible between now and the May 9 2017 provincial election!”
Justice for BC Grizzlies, an advocacy group founded in March 2016 for the purpose of ending the grizzly bear hunt, is taking action to stop the hunt. “Election time is coming, and our information indicates overwhelming support province-wide for ending the grizzlies bear hunt,” said Val Murray, who helped found Justice for BC Grizzlies.
To make sure Premier Christy Clark is hearing this message, the group is asking voters throughout the province to “Take the Pledge” and help keep the grizzly bear hunt an uppermost election issue at a press conference to be held September 13, 2016 in Vancouver. Charlile Russell, grizzly bear expert and the honourary spokesperson for Justice for BC Grizzlies, will speak at the press conference about what he has learned from living and working with grizzly bears in BC, Alberta, Alaska and Russia. His experience with grizzlies offers compelling reasons why killing these majestic and intelligent animals is unacceptable.
Robert Bateman says “Charlie Russell is a hero who deserves prominence in Canadian consciousness and beyond. Charlie’s work opens our eyes to the breadth and depth of bears in particular, and nature in
general. Let us hope that his sensitivity is contagious,”
Murray: “Given that wildlife viewing generates 10 times more economic spinoffs into our local and provincial economy than trophy hunting, it doesn’t make sense economically, ecologically or ethically to be killing grizzlies.”
Founders of Justice for BC Grizzlies, Val Murray will also speak. There will be
a question and answer period following the presentations and Justice for BC Grizzlies supporters
will be available for interviews.
For information, visit: www.justiceforbcgrizzlies.com; www.charlierussellbears.com
Val Murray firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: @justiceforbcgrizzlies; Twitter: @justice4bcgrizz