Trophy Hunts Don't Give Bears a Sporting Chance

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Originally Posted: 6 Jun 2009

Trophy Hunts Don't Give Bears a Sporting Chance

From The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Tell the Vancouver Olympic Organizing committee and British Columbia's Premier Gordon Campbell to ban bear hunting before the Olympics.

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Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, make direct contact:

Vancouver Olympic Games Organizing Committee (VANOC)
#400–3585 Graveley Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 5J5 Canada
email
phone (778) 328-2010
fax (778) 328-2011

Gordon Campbell
Premier, British Columbia
phone (604) 660-2421
email


Black Bear. Photo by Jim Robertson, Animals in the Wild

INFORMATION

British Columbia, Canada, is the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is also home to the Great Bear Rainforest—one of the last tracts of temperate rainforest on earth.

You might think that here, bears could live in peace. But each year, trophy hunters slaughter black and grizzly bears with rifles and crossbows for entertainment. Unless we act now, there may one day be a Great Bear Rainforest without bears.


Black Bear. Photo by Jim Robertson, Animals in the Wild

With the 2010 Olympic Games fast approaching, the eyes of the international community are on the province of British Columbia. The trophy hunting of bears in the Great Bear Rainforest is opposed by 78 percent of British Columbians—including the indigenous peoples of Coastal First Nations—and the government's refusal to stop the cruel kill is damaging Canada's international reputation.


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