BC Native Pamela Anderson Urges Premier Clark to Stop Wolf Cull

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

PETA Honorary Director and Canadian native Pamela Anderson has sent a letter to Christy Clark, the premier of the province of British Columbia, on the controversial wolf cull. Anderson will be in Vancouver for a book signing tomorrow.

September 17, 2015

The Honourable Christy Clark
Premier of the Province of British Columbia

Dear Premier,

I am proud to tell people that I hail from British Columbia, and I spend a great deal of my time on Vancouver Island. But as an honorary director of PETA, I won’t hold my tongue when I witness cruelty to animals, and I am deeply disturbed that my beloved province is allowing people to hunt and kill wolves.

We all want to restore the populations of endangered caribou, but gunning down wolves is not the answer. Hunting is a grossly inefficient method of wildlife control, because more animals will simply move into the less populated area to replace the ones who have been killed. For wolves, who usually mate for life and live in close-knit family groups, hunting can devastate entire communities. Many animals experience prolonged, painful deaths when hunters severely injure but fail to kill them. And hunting disrupts the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

Caribou are threatened because humans have overdeveloped their habitat. Rather than spending millions in taxpayer dollars to kill more animals, we need to invest in a plan to protect Canada’s forestland, which would also preserve the habitats of many other species, offset carbon emissions, and, because the forest acts as a natural water filter, provide everyone with cleaner water. Killing every wolf in the country won’t save the caribou if the animals have no protected habitat.

I’d be happy to meet with you to discuss further how British Columbians can protect our beautiful land and all its inhabitants.

Sincerely yours,

Pamela Anderson

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