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"We're going to be doing this for the next five years."
Despite rhetoric about conservation, the main thrust of B.C.'s wolf management plan is clearly killing predators with the goal of reducing predator impacts on huntable species like moose, elk and deer, plus contributing to a presumed reduction in livestock conflicts on public lands. Any rational review of the impact of wolves on B.C.'s hunting opportunities, as well as livestock industry, would demonstrate that there is no "problem" in need of solving. Rationality, however, long ago ceased to be the currency of wildlife management policy in B.C.
VICTORIA - A conservation organization wants the RCMP to launch a criminal investigation into a "barbaric" wolf-killing contest in British Columbia's northeast.Pacific Wild spokesman Ian McAllister sa...