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B.C. Interior Hunting Groups Under Fire for 'Wolf-Whacking' Contests

posted May 12, 2019, 8:54 PM by chloe owens

3/10/2019, by Sean Boynton, Global News

B.C. Interior hunting groups under fire for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Environmentalists are calling on the B.C. government to intervene after learning of at least three Interior hunting groups promoting contests for killing various predators. An open letter signed by 47 members of pro-animal groups — as well as another letter from Bears Matter dated March 2 — has been sent to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Doug Donaldson, demanding the end to all “wildlife-killing contests” across the province…“These killing contests flout sportsmanship ethics and outdoor traditions and instead glorify killing and violence and send a dangerous message to younger generations of hunters, who are often encouraged to participate in these events,” the letter from Bears Matter reads.