From: sadie parr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: sadie parr <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri May 27 14:11:25 2011
Subject: BC Fair Chase Act introduced in private members bill May 26, 2011
The act would also extend the prohibition against baiting wildlife to include wolves."Baiting of wildlife has long been considered reprehensible behaviour," said Sather. "This act will ensure that wolves get the same protections as bears in this regard."
Adrian Dix and the New Democrats have a plan to protect and preserve our natural environment for British Columbians today and for generations to come.
This is a step. Current BC hunting regulations are extremely lax; for example, allowing for the use of baiting wolves, non-mandatory reporting, long hunting seasons, and no bag limits in some areas. Most provincial parks allow hunting of wolves, and most National Parks are too small to adequately protect a healthy population. Furthermore, wolves are considered vermin by authorities, allowing private landowners to shoot a wolf on site if a perceived threat exists.