Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christy Clark Promotes Trophy Hunting And Welcomes The World`s Big Game Assassins

I have no words to describe this outrage...

Trophy hunting..

Statistics reveal decade-long increase in B.C. hunting licences for grizzlies and black bears

Dressed in a black cowboy hat, B.C. Premier Christy Clark beams at the camera as she accepts the President's Award from the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. The year is 2012, and the outfitters are gathered for their annual convention in Kelowna. Clark has just announced new regulatory changes to benefit the hunting guides to cheers and applause.

Like Canada's polar bears, B.C.'s grizzly bears have been listed as a "species of special concern" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Unlike their Arctic cousins, though, grizzly bears don't qualify for federally legislated conservation measures — despite the fact that B.C. grizzly numbers have dropped from an estimated 35,000 grizzlies in 1915 to possibly as low as six thousand today — and have become a coveted prize for trophy hunters.  
Polls show that a vast majority of British Columbians oppose the trophy killing of grizzly bears. A 2013 poll by McAllister Opinion Research showed 87 per cent of B.C. respondents favour banning trophy hunting for bears. 
The European Union embargoed the importation of B.C. grizzly bear parts and trophies into its 28 member countries because they believe it is not sustainably managed. 
The bear hunting moratorium by the NDP was immediately overturned by the B.C. Liberal government of Gordon Campbell, and over the past 14 years, the B.C. Liberal government has steadily maintained and increased the rights for outfitters.
These policies are even starting to drive a wedge within the hunting community. Should foreign hunters be given licenses to hunt B.C.'s bears? Should they be hunted at all? As policies expand, many have raised critical questions about the politics behind expanding access to bear hunting in the province. 

A strong voice for hunting in government

Key Liberal politicians in B.C. are champions of hunting, and by extension, the grizzly bear trophy hunt.


Christy Clark, through her actions families were shattered, a man committed suicide, Christy Clark might as well pulled the trigger herself..

What does British Columbia stand for under BC Liberal Governance?...Pay money, shoot species, pay money to fly in helicopters and gun down helpless animals..?

Donate money to the governing BC Liberal party and get what you want, pollute rivers, destroy salmon habitat, cut down rare and declining old growth rain forests..?

Christy Clark welcomes the world`s big game assassins to British Columbia..

Trophy hunting, big game outfitters...

They too donate lots of money to the BC Liberal party..

Christy Clark promises a chicken in every, a bear paw.

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


John's aghast said...

I count EIGHT! Last year there were half a dozen black bear roaming the neighbourhood. This year - none. In spite (or because?) of a very mild winter. I thought there should be dozens,

Anonymous said...

Bruce in Courtenay writes;
Been Four years sincs seeing a Bear, Here.
Our new neighbor killed three and dumped their carcasses just up the road at end of a cul de sac.
No Surprise he now hides behind a Gated Driveway.
Ohhh to see BC Liberal Corpses lined up in similar Fashion. sigh

Anonymous said...

Karma, Bitch.

Unknown said...

Ban ALL trophy hunting.

Ban the import and export of ALL trophy kills.

Unknown said...

There is no room for trophy hunting anywhere on this very wee planet of ours! Such a shame we must share it with the likes of folks such as christy clarke ! No not an error; I'll not acknowlage her name with any capitalisation; and I'll never acknowledge her as a person ! And the Premier of my 'Home Land' ? Really ? China and India appear to be this entitie's next goal.

Sure hope all you folks whom voted in this 'carpet bagger', as her own riding ousted her, are still smugly smiling! Remember, YOU voted her in . . . . . I bet you look at a face . . . . . and have yet to read a book! Such a shame!

Anonymous said...

Trophy hunting is disgusting.

Lulymay said...

Let's put it this way. With all this trophy hunting, it gives the Chinese a legal way to obtain bear gall bladders they are so desperate for. That was a terrible underground economy for many years until the Ministry of Environment ran a covert operation and shut it down for a number of years. Apparently this premier of photo-ops sees nothing wrong with that activity.

North Van's Grumps said...

Links Galore

News articles

June 2 2016 CBC B.C. auditor general to look into grizzly hunt
June 2 2016 Vancouver Sun B.C. will require grizzly hunters to remove meat, predicts wildlife federation
May 18 2016 CBC Low salmon stocks cause increased interactions between bears and humans: study
May 18 2016 Metro News Low salmon runs lead to increased human-bear conflicts: B.C. study
May 17 2016 Vancouver Sun Grizzly kills don’t reduce human-bear conflicts, B.C. study finds (Syndicated at The Province)
November 8 2015 The Province Is B.C.’s trophy hunt for grizzly bears bad business? (Syndicated at the National Post)
October 31 2015 Times Colonist Comment: Pack it out’ plan for grizzly hunts doesn’t work (See supporting figure)
February 4, 2015 Vancouver Observer Lack of rigorous science to support B.C.’s grizzly bear trophy hunt


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