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Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes, cougars/ mountain lions,bobcats, wolverines, lynx, foxes, fishers and martens are the suite of carnivores that originally inhabited North America after the Pleistocene extinctions. This site invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint on that suite of native animals (predator and prey) that inhabited The Americas circa 1500-at the initial point of European exploration and subsequent colonization. Landscape ecology, journal accounts of explorers and frontiersmen, genetic evaluations of museum animals, peer reviewed 20th and 21st century research on various aspects of our "Wild America" as well as subjective commentary from expert and layman alike. All of the above being revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded.....Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to other large forest, meadow, mountain, valley, prairie, desert and chaparral wildlands.....Thereby enabling all of our historic fauna, including man, to live in a sustainable and healthy environment. - Blogger Rick

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Our friend Sadie Paar keeping us up to date on the barbaric and inane Wolf shooting contests that are continually being conducted in British Columbia, Canada..............Sadie offers up the names and addresses of B.C. Government contacts that can be contacted by all of us to register our objections and demands for halting of these barbaric events.

Wolf shooting Contests continue to be held in British Columbia

BC wolves deserve better.  Fort St. John, which is located in Northeastern  B.C., has been awarding cash prizes to people who kill wolves; small, medium and large wolves...and offering extra prizes to participants such as a free gun or taxidermy services.  The Peace Rod and Gun Club announced the heartless competition on November 15th, 2012 and has been encouraging folks to participate in this out-of-date and barbaric scheme ever since.

People across Canada are rightfully outraged by this merciless move targeting innocent victims.  But outrage is not enough.  Wolves need your voice.  Please contact the following decision makers and contest sponsors (BELOW) to demand an end to this brutal routine.  Pacific Wild is taking this to court, and has been told by BC Gaming Investigations that the "contest is legal".  If current law supports unethical treatment of sentient beings, and provides rewards for "murder", the law needs changing.  Public pressure is needed to show those involved that THIS CONTEST IS UNACCEPTABLE.

While contest organizers claim this is "Sport", the definition of sport includes that (activities) "Be in no way harmful to any living creature".  Killing is not a game.  What type of society rewards people for killing innocent victims?  With your help, we can put an end to this now and forever.  Please take a moment to stand against this cruel and vicious enterprise. 

The BC government has ignored public pleas to improve the grim management plan for wolves which legitimizes killing wolves for sport, fear of livestock losses, and in the name of caribou recovery.  Thousands of comments against this plan have gone unheeded, and things look even worse for wolves and wildlife when Killing Contests are allowed.  Please get upset about this injustice.  Please contact those who can change this and request that this contest be stopped and never repeated.

Thank you for adding your howl to the Western Wolf effort to unite voices for wolves from all backgrounds. 
Most Sincerely,
 Sadie Parr

Please cc on comments.

Hon. Rich Coleman--Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
(the ministry responsible for B.C. gaming)
Tel: (250) 387-5896
Fax: (250) 356-2965
Hon. Terry Lake--Minister of Environment
Phone: 250 387-1187
Fax: 250 387-1356
Hon. Steve Thomson--Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources
Phone: 250-387-6240
The contest sponsors include (click for contact info):
Guy Lahaye, president of the North Peace Rod & Gun Club
Raven Oilfield Rentals
Backcountry (hunting & fishing store)
Mr. Green-Up Envirotech Ltd.
Rich Petersen, Remax realtor

PS.  Stay tuned to learn about how JustBeings will be undertaking an initiative to research feeding behaviour of wolves in BC's Chilcotin, where we will be working with local communities to foster coexistence for a predator-friendly landscape.  Your support is essential.
"Is the world still wild enough for wolves?  A creature is not a wild creature unless it is being polished by unfenced landscapes, abundant prey, and the freedom to pursue it.  We have added roads and radio collars and exotic animals to the forces of evolution.  Have we so carved the world into geometric shapes of  possession, liability, privacy and commercial haste that it cannot abide wolves?"
-Peter Steinhart from his book The Company of Wolves.

Sadie Parr - Just Beings & the Western Wolf Pact
21-514 Anderson Rd
Golden, BC  V0A 1H1

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