SeaLegacy is not going to be sidetracked by the B.C. government's half-measured decision to put a 2018 moratorium on the grizzly bear hunt, and refuses to stop until it takes the killing of these majestic bears seriously.
At the close of 2017's hunting season on Nov. 30, the British Columbian government has banned all hunting of grizzly's within the Great Bear Rainforest of the mid central coast, but they left a gaping loophole which is bound to be exploited. Grizzly bears can still be hunted for meat.
The move is a glaring attempt to stay true to their campaign promise while still allowing trophy hunters to kill apex predators in B.C.'s territory. The government claims there are approximately 15,000 grizzlies in B.C. Hunters kill about 250 every year.
Natural Resources Minister Doug Donaldson “Hunters will no longer be able to possess the hide or the head or the paws of the bear, so we feel quite confident that this announcement will mean the end of the grizzly bear trophy hunt through the province.”
At SeaLegacy we know these immense, solitary creatures are more fragile than we believe, requiring 4,000 square kilometres each as territory. They are an umbrella species whose health can help determine the health of an entire ecosystem. To hunt them is anything but noble, and we want to add our voice to the loud chorus of British Columbians and citizens of the world who understand their value beyond a hide on a wall or a meal on a plate.
After a recent week of filming brown bears in Alaska, SeaLegacy co-founder Paul Nicklen recalled his time working with these great brown bears.
SeaLegacy believes we need to stop all hunting of grizzly's immediately. If you agree, please help by CALL TO ACTION HERE.