Wildlife Protection Coalition Seeks to Stop Wildlife Killing Contests in B.C.  

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

Coalition of scientists, wildlife protection groups and conservationists
call for an end to three current wildlife killing competitions

Vancouver, B.C. – Today a coalition of 54 conservationists and animal
protection organizations, including scientists, are calling on the
government of B.C. to put a stop to wildlife killing contests, after
learning about three such events currently taking place in the province.

In an open letter addressed to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural
Resource Operations, Doug Donaldson, the signatories expressed significant
concern about the existence of contests throughout the province that are
encouraging the indiscriminate killing of animals including wolves, coyotes,
cougars and racoons. In some cases, participants receive points for the type
of animal killed and are competing for a cash prize. The coalition is
currently aware of three separate contests, the first is a “wolf-whacking
contest” hosted by Chilcotin Guns in Williams Lake; the second is a

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