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by August 13, 2012
There is a proposed aerial cull on wolves in the Cranbrook/Kimberly region of British Columbia. This aerial cull has been proposed because they are translocating 40 mountain caribou from northern BC, into the south Purcell herd, which has approximately 15 individuals left. This low population number in the area has nothing to do with wolves, the mountain caribou in this region are declining at a significant rate due to snowmobiling, heli-skiing, mineral exploration and logging. However we don't want to stop doing these things in that area, so we are using wolves again as scapegoats. When will this stop?? Predator control is a short term solution, there are other pressures put on the caribou and more so if the wolves are taken out of the equation, such as competition for habitat from other ungulates, such as white-tail deer, which also carry a menigeal brain worm that does not affect them but has a severe affect on caribou and causes them to die. If you take out the wolves who prey on these white-tail deer, then the caribou are headed for a significant population decline. I encourage you to sign this petition, everyone has a voice, speak up against this bloody slaughter of our wolves, we need to protect our wildlife, or there will be nothing left for future generations. Wolves are a keystone species, they play an important role in maintaining biodiversity, help keep Canada wild!!!!
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