BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

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BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by IronNoggin » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 pm

Wildlife group urges B.C. to ban hunting of big cats

From the same bunch that spearheaded the grizzly hunt case:

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wildlife-group-urges-b-c-to-ban-hunting-of-big-cats
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Re: BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by IronNoggin » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm

Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia against emotionally driven wildlife management

https://www.wildsheepsociety.com/2349-2/

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Re: BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by IronNoggin » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:11 pm

BCWF Reaction & Action:

https://bcwf.thankyou4caring.org/bcwf-call-to-action

Supporting the Managed Hunt


As the leading conservation organization in the province, with over 43,000 members, the BC Wildlife Federation is aghast at statements being made in a new campaign to ban cougar, lynx and bobcat hunting. While sensationalizing legal hunts may yield headlines, it does a disservice to conservationists who understand predator-prey relationships and undermines the science-based management of wildlife.

Like any other wildlife species, cougars and other wild-cats need to be managed using scientific information. In many circumstances, hunting is an appropriate means of managing predator numbers and ensuring a balanced predator-prey relationship.

The BCWF supports the present hunting and trapping regulations related to wild-cats as developed by the province's wildlife biologists. Hunting and trapping of these species are highly regulated with designated seasons and bag limits. Under their conservation status, these wild-cats are ranked as secure and not at risk of extinction.

Cougar populations in British Columbia are now high enough that people in rural communities are more frequently experiencing dangerous face-to-face encounters with cougars pursuing prey animals that now reside within residential areas in an effort to avoid predators.

Hunter conservationists contribute significant funds to wildlife management through license fees, which the provincial government committed in 2018 to return to wildlife management. Hunters, anglers, guides and trappers also contribute over $6 million annually to wildlife research, maintenance and enhancement through surcharge fees managed by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. These fees have been invested in conservation for the last three decades.

In contrast, the sole purpose of the wild-cat ban lobby is to end predator hunting and contributes nothing to wildlife management and habitat enhancement. Inaccurate and emotional statements in support of this proposed ban undermine science-based wildlife management.

While all members of the public are entitled to their opinion on wildlife management, facts should trump emotion. Wildlife management is complex and certainly not without controversy, but the BCWF expects our provincial wildlife biologists to manage all species of wildlife on a sustainable basis and not be influenced by theatrical statements from those who choose to ignore science-based management.

We encourage our members to write to their MLA's, Premier Horgan and Mr. Donaldson – Minister of FLNRORD and let them know you support the hunting and trapping regulations as set out in the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis, and in particular that you support the hunting of cougars, lynx and bobcats.

Let your voice be heard and fill out the form below. You can choose to send the letter provided or you can personalize your message.
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Re: BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by ihunt » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:25 pm

Very interesting read.
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Re: BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by ihunt » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:20 pm

Wonder what the anti's has to say about this cougar attack? It will be a different story if it was one of theirs...!

Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/really-horrible-boy-mauled-by-at-least-2-cougars-in-b-c-1.4358856
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Re: BC Anti's Ramping Up Again

Post by Timbrhuntr » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 am

Some of them wouldn't care even if it was one of their own. I read an article about a woman in California who's child was attacked by a cougar in her home ! She said it wasn't the animals fault ! Last year I was walking my dog and got into a conversation with a lady walking her small dog. Somehow the conversation got on the topic of the amount of coyote now in the area. I said well nobody hunts them anymore and she said that was good she didn't believe in hunting them. I said wait until one gets a hold of your little dog. She said she would be sad but ok with that as they are just doing what they do naturally. :crazy:

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Post by ihunt » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:10 pm

Timbrhuntr wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:53 am
Some of them wouldn't care even if it was one of their own. I read an article about a woman in California who's child was attacked by a cougar in her home ! She said it wasn't the animals fault ! Last year I was walking my dog and got into a conversation with a lady walking her small dog. Somehow the conversation got on the topic of the amount of coyote now in the area. I said well nobody hunts them anymore and she said that was good she didn't believe in hunting them. I said wait until one gets a hold of your little dog. She said she would be sad but ok with that as they are just doing what they do naturally. :crazy:
Unbelievable but true! It's almost like saying a drunk driver is not responsible cause humans are not perfect, we all make mistakes so we shouldn't be responsible it's in our Nature!
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