6,000 grizzly bears left–End the Transport of Canadian Animal Hunting ‘Trophies’

“Air Canada and WestJet have banned the transport of big game out of Africa, but continue to allow the transport of Canadian animal ‘trophies’, such as black bears, grizzly bears, polar bears and wolves.

“Sign and share this petition to tell Air Canada and WestJet they should be taking a stand against trophy hunting in their own backyard.

“On August 4, Air Canada and WestJet banned the shipment of big game trophies after the brutal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in early July drew international attention and sparked a media outcry.

“What about in our own backyard?

“British Columbia is one of the last refuges of the grizzly bear, which once roamed widely across North America. Though listed as a species of special concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, the province still allows a Limited Entry Hunt for grizzly bear trophy hunters twice a year.”  Sourced through Scoop.it from: exposingthebiggame.wordpress.com

GR:  Habitat loss is causing a fall in the numbers of most wildlife species.  Grizzly bears and other species do not need additional losses merely for entertainment or memento collections.  The hunters I know could easily switch their goals and become avid supporters of wildlife.  They could look at the causes of declining numbers and ask their local, state, and national representatives to begin combating those causes.

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