Monday, December 19, 2005

Innovative Move by Conservation Society ends Great Bear Rainforest Trophy Hunting by Purchasing One of Largest Hunting Licenses in North America

Now this is the thinking necessary when dealing with these issues. After all, money talks. Hence, who owns something has the perceived right to do what they want. Well, instead of fighting this weird "logic", these groups play with it.

A few things to point out before reading the articles below:

The region, about 150 kilometers long stretching from Cape Caution in the south to Princess Royal Island, is home to grizzlies, black bears, the white Kermode or so-called spirit bear, wolves, cougars, mountain goats, moose and deer.

The group had to purchase the commercial trophy-hunting license owned by Raincoast Outfitters Ltd. for $1.35 million. Not an easy feat for most groups.

Yet, it isn't a 100% ban. It aims to bar foreign hunters from killing grizzly bears, wolves and other carnivores, but will not stop provincial residents from making trophy kills.

And on the issue of trophy hunting: "Trophy hunting is sacrilegious to First Nations," said Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations. "We don't hunt for fun. We don't go out and measure what we hunt. We hunt out of necessity." This just makes sense. Some kill to survive, others kill for pleasure. Hummm, which one do you think has a more legitimate claim? Which one do you think needs to be locked up and observed? Definitely not the one who simply wants to survive.


Conservationists buy up hunting rights

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/12/13/
1351470-cp.html



CNW Group

Christmas Comes Early for Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2005/
13/c6365.html



Cnews

Purchase protects bears

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/2005/12/14/
1351776-sun.html



National Post

Trophy animals get protection

B.C. anti-hunting group buys rights of guide-outfitting

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=
41c6339d-d567-4b71-a791-fe3f165bf517&k=86049



Vancouver Sun

Group pays to end killing on central coast Conservationists buy rights to
big-game hunt
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=
22d00f9d-f7be-4969-ac47-c8a4b850db8e&k=64645


CBC BC

Conservationists pay more than $1 million to end bear hunt
http://www.cbc.ca/bc/story/bc_bear-hunt20051213.html

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