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Next Wolf Cull to Follow into Dens

posted Jan 29, 2016, 4:40 PM by chloe owens

11/18/15, by Stefania Secca, Vancouver News

Next wolf cull to follow into dens

Despite international public outcry from citizens, environmentalists and scientists alike, the province is preparing for the second year of its wolf cull in an effort to save B.C.’s dwindling mountain caribou population – and it expects more “success” because of the number of wolves collared in the first round…Not only will collared wolves make it easier for helicopter snipers to shoot wolves, but in the South Peace region, a “fixed-wing track spotter will also be used to make finding wolves easier.”…”It’s ethically unacceptable to kill one species or several species to save another when it’s humans that put caribou in this situation…documents show the province intends to wipe out about 80% to 100% of the wolves in those areas and “that’s basically an extermination project.” “There is unanimous scientific evidence that the main cause of the decline of the mountain caribou is the destruction of old-growth forests through industrial activities.”