End the trophy hunt

End the trophy hunt

One of the issues on both the Green and NDP platforms is to ban the inhumane grizzly bear trophy hunt. Ninety per cent of British Columbians are against this trophy hunting.

More than 300 grizzlies are killed every year and many female grizzlies are killed, leaving their cubs to starve to death. Putting compassion and humanity aside, economically, it is far more advantageous to have a live grizzly bear than a dead one.

With the increase in the popularity of tourism businesses specializing in photo safaris, it has brought financial support and recognition to many smaller communities up north. Adventure tourism is the fastest growing form of tourism today worldwide.

Let us ban this trophy hunt and make 2017 its last year, acknowledging this barbaric act has no place in the 21st century.

Rachel McDonnell

Oak Bay