Trophy Hunting

Announcing International Bear Day

Jeffrey Whiting | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jeffrey Whiting

Bears are iconic symbols and charismatic ambassadors for B.C.'s wilderness.

It Makes More Economic Sense To Shoot Grizzly Bears With Cameras Than Guns

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

There is no ecological, ethical, or economic justification for continuing to trophy kill B.C.'s grizzly bears.

Why Does B.C. Gov't So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

We want these bears dead. This is the message the B.C. government's "reallocation policy" sends across the country. This policy is also preventing the implementation of an innovative solution to end the commercial trophy hunting of grizzlies and other large carnivores throughout B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest.

Bears Are My Neighbours, And You Wouldn't Slaughter Your Neighbours

Chelsea Turner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chelsea Turner

How can I spend time in the company of these animals, get to know them as individuals, and allow them to become at ease in my presence... knowing that the very next day trophy hunters could arrive and kill them? How can I look into the eyes of a bear and witness the intelligence and personality looking back at me, and then abandon that creature to fate? That's when I decided to join in the fight.

B.C. Grizzly Hunt Bolstered By Spurious Science

Chris Genovali | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Government policy makers and their bureaucratic minions who manage the grizzly hunt are not interested in rigorous science, but are keenly interested in maintaining the status quo for reasons having to do with power and control.

NHLer's B.C. Grizzly Kill Offside?

Chris Genovali | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has asked the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the entity responsible for managing the trophy hunting of bears in the province, to investigate the killing of a grizzly on the central coast by National Hockey League player Clayton Stoner. As a result, the BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating Stoner's trophy killing of the grizzly bear in question.

Saving the Spirit Bear of British Columbia

Chris Genovali | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has now secured the commercial trophy hunting rights across a large portion of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. Coastal bears provide important services to the ecosystem. Killing them not only disrupts these processes but also potentially imperils populations. The very rare Spirit or Kermode Bear is a North American black bear living in the central and north coast of B.C. and it needs to be protected.