The Antahkarana

January 28, 2015

Wolves, guiding outfits, rich hunters and the BC government

Filed under: Anything Else — by Ree @ 1:17 pm

The BC government is at it again… shooting wolves. I have trouble believing they are concerned about caribou unless they are getting something out of those particular caribou herds. I’m reposting this because the BC Libs did the same thing 30 years ago under their Social Credit incarnation. The purpose was to save moose in far northern valley inhabited by 2 hunting lodges who were cronies of the Minister of Environment.
As in all controversial government dealings, follow the money.

Political Prevaricators, Corporate Criminals, Warmongers & Other Pinheads

Timber Wolf

From a recent article in Counterpunch,Wolf Sterilization Scheme Backfires“, about the BC government’s ill-conceived management prescription for wolves in the Muskwa-Kechika.

I can’t believe that they are still at it with the wolves and the moose in that area. It has been going on for more than 25 years. I don’t remember the year exactly but I think it was in the early part of the 80’s that I worked in a fire camp at Scoop Lake for a short time. Bill Bennett Jr. and the Socreds were in power then.

The Forest Service had started a controlled fire to burn off the underbrush meant to increase food for moose, and it got out of control. It subsequently cost them millions to fight their fire. Everything had to be flown in, from people to food, generators, refrigerators and tents.

By the time I went to work there…

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