… The attack only stoked Marr’s
fiery passion to save the grizzly, and for the month of July he’s touring
the province to warn the public of the grizzly’s imminent demise.
… He recounts the story of a
South Korean man who was caught in possession of 88 bear gall bladders and
four times as many paws - a street value of about $500,000 US… He was
fined CDN$3,500, roughly the same worth as one gall bladder.
says he questioned the judge about why the fine was so low, and admitted
the judge’s argument makes sense… The trophy hunt is driven by European
cultural tradition, the judge said, and the medicinal hunt is driven by
Asian cultural tradition. Therefore, Marr says, the judge decided it would
be wrong to punish one culture’s tradition while the other culture’s
tradition is still legal…
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