B.C. wolf hunt resumes despite public opposition

From The Globe and Mail in Toronto, Canada:

Contractors hired by the B.C. government are shooting wolves from helicopters this winter, part of a five-year plan to protect endangered caribou that was approved by the province despite its own public consultation that showed a majority of residents are against the hunt.

Opponents of the hunt say killing the wolves is only a superficial measure that won’t protect the caribou in the long run. Harder choices are needed, they say, to cut back on industrial activity in endangered caribou habitat. In addition, the federal government still hasn’t imposed an emergency protection order, despite declaring caribou at “imminent” risk four years ago.

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