Shades of Steven Colbert-
No more grizzlies !

Protesters scream for grizzly blood. By Darcy Henton and Jamie Hall, edmontonjournal.com in the Vancouver Sun.

Related

Time running out for Alberta’s dwindling grizzlies. Minister mulls reinstating spring hunt even as gov’t report recommends bears be listed as threatened species. By Darcy Henton, Edmonton Journal

Tagged with:
 
avatar
About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

5 Responses to Satire: Alberta protesters scream for grizzly blood

  1. avatar Cutthroat says:

    “Brian Bildson, of the Willmore Wilderness Foundation, says hunting has a limited impact on grizzly bear mortality and is an effective tool for managing problem bears.”

    So the odds are good that the hunter would accurately identify the problem bear and not accidentally kill a bear that was not prone to attacks on humans or livestock predation? How a hunt can even be considered is ludicrous. It becomes very evident that we in the lower forty-eight may no longer be able to rely on our neighbors to the north to resupply our species should they crash due to any number of reasons. Lets hope we see increased commitment to restore more habitat, increase populations and genetic diversity with the new bear plan.

    • avatar mikarooni says:

      Cutthroat, there’s a typo in your comment. It’s actually the “Killmore Wilderness Foundation” in this case.

      All seriousness aside, the problem with allowing hunters to take one group of animals, when there is plenty of evidence that they can’t differentiate between target and nontarget groups, is very widespread. Utah has been very bad in setting hunting seasons for one species of swan, for example, when their hunters can’t tell the difference between the target swan species and a similar protected species that flies with them. Cranes are another perennial problem. Hunters continue to insist on taking sandhill cranes, despite the fact that they can’t tell the difference between an adult sandhill and an immature whooper.

      Why anyone would be so desperate to kill swans and cranes that they can’t control themselves even in the interests of recovering hallmark TES species is beyond me; but, that’s another issue.

    • avatar Cutthroat says:

      Ha, Ha…you make good points. Let alone the fact, it is has been made quite clear over and over (twice in ’09 in Idaho alone) many can’t tell the difference between a black bear and a griz.

  2. avatar monty says:

    Mikarooni: why do “hunters” want to kill any species of swan? Maybe this “bear satire” could be used for the climate change issue.

    • avatar Save Bears says:

      Monty,

      Actually quite a few people eat swan…it is considered a lean meat with a high source of protein….not quite a greasy as goose..

Calendar

March 2010
S M T W T F S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Quote

‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

%d bloggers like this: