The Vancouver Sun
by Larry Pynn
Anthony Marr is on almost every hunter’s hit list for his efforts to get
bear hunting banned in BC… Marr has just completed a seven-week-tour of
more than 50 BC communities… It hasn’t been easy for Marr, who has been
dogged by hunters equally determined to kill his campaign before it gets
off the ground… ‘I know some gung fu, but I can take on only one unarmed
hunter at a time,’ he says with a smile…
down inside, it's a moral issue,” says Marr, who estimates that at least
90 per cent of hunters shoot bears for the trophy and that 65 per cent
actually come from urban areas.
immoral to kill for entertainment. And abominable that adult teach
their children to kill for fun.”...
Wildlife Federation has set aside $40,000 so far to counter the environmentalists. The hunter lobby will place ads, and attempt to
shadow petition canvassers as they make their way door to door...
have a moral obligation to lead the world,” he said. "I feel it will
get much worse before, and if, it gets better.”...
Marr... was born in China in 1944 and fled to Hong Kong with his family
during the Communist revolution in 1949. He moved to Canada in 1965,
first to Winnipeg and then to Vancouver, eventually receiving his bachelor
of science degree from the University of BC.
worked as a geophysicist in the northern wilderness for mineral
exploration companies - 'that's when I became bonded with nature' - before
joining WCWC as a campaigner last year...
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