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Miley Cyrus Takes Stand Against B.C.’s Wolf Cull

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:33 PM by chloe owens

9/9/15, by Tamara Baluja, CBC News British Columbia

Miley Cyrus takes stand against B.C.’s wolf cull

Pop star Miley Cyrus has spoken out against British Columbia’s controversial wolf cull, asking her Instagram followers to sign a petition to stop the killings. Figures for 2015 released by the province indicate 84 wolves were killed between Jan 15 and April, the first year of a five-year plan to cull wolves, which were shot from helicopters. The cull is part of B.C.’s effort to save endangered mountain caribou. In the northern Rocky Mountains, four of seven mountain caribou herds are on the verge of elimination with just 70 animals among them. While habitat loss and human encroachment are the main causes of the decline of the caribou, predation by wolves is hampering the endangered species’ recovery, officials say.