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Grizzly bear presentation draws heated debated from hunters

1998-08-02
The Citizen, Cowichan Valley, BC        

by Gerry Giroux

 

Anthony Marr got more than he bargained for when he came to town (Duncan) Wednesday night…

 

Marr presented a video and slideshow on poaching of endangered animals around the world… filled with staggering facts and statistics about the decline of many of the species especially the tiger…

 

He tied the grizzly bear situation in with the plight of the tiger. Marr showed reports saying wild tigers will be extinct by 2005 due to poaching, habitat loss and other cause.

 

If a ban was put on hunting them when their numbers were roughly the same as those of the grizzly today, maybe the tiger would stand a better chance of survival…

 

The hunters in the audience didn’t like this one bit. Ray Demarchi voiced the loudest opposition. Demarchi is the retired chief of wildlife conservation for the BC government and one of the authors of the provincial grizzly bear conservation strategy that Marr was citing as allowing an excessive hunt of grizzlies…

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