(Dec. 19, 2017 – DALLAS) — This week, regardless of a wealth of scientific proof on the contrary, British Columbia moved to ban all grizzly looking within the province, efficient instantly. The explanation for the ban seems to be the federal government’s “session” with “many British Columbians” who’ve declared the hunt “shouldn’t be in step with their values,” in keeping with a BC authorities information launch.
The Information Outfitters Affiliation of British Columbia (GOABC) has issued an announcement decrying this determination. “It’s actually disappointing that we throw historical past and science out the window for some city votes,” mentioned Michael Schneider, president of the GOABC. “We count on our authorities to make knowledgeable choices based mostly on the very best details and science. Emotional choices aren’t good for anybody.” (www.goabc.org)
DSC has joined GOABC in a number of analysis tasks within the area, particularly pertaining to grizzly bears. From this analysis that’s nonetheless underway, there have been no indications blanket ban is warranted.
A earlier ban, introduced in August, took impact in November for a particular area. However this newest announcement limits all grizzly looking to only sustenance looking by First Nations, for meals, social, ceremonial functions, pursuant to treaties and Aboriginal rights.
“Basing such an vital determination on ‘values’ and common polls is an extremely dangerous thought. The place is the position of science within the bear administration plan? Science tells us that well-regulated looking does solely good issues for grizzlies,” mentioned DSC Government Director Corey Mason, a Licensed Wildlife Biologist™. “This determination not solely throws out science however discards cause as effectively.”
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