B.C. group wants to kill the seals to save the whales – CBCNews

by Greg Rasmussen (via msn.com)

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Ken Pearce throttles back on his outboard motor, his boat slowing as it cuts through the waters of the lower Fraser River near Steveston, B.C.

He’s spotted a half-dozen seals swimming in a side channel.

“They’ve fed on the rising tide and now they’re coming in to soak up the sun and snooze,” he says.

Pearce views the animals as a major threat to migrating salmon and the endangered killer whales that feed on them.

He wants tens of thousands of them killed in a commercial hunt.

His group, Pacific Balance Pinniped Society, has support from some First Nations, commercial fishing groups and elements of the sport fishing industry. 

Read the full article here.

‘Welfare Dilemna’ Over Licensed Shooting of Seals in Scotland — The Orkney News

A film has been made by Lizzie Daly a leading wildlife biologist and BBC presenter – ‘Silent Slaughter: The Shooting of Scotland’s Seals’

via ‘Welfare Dilemna’ Over Licensed Shooting of Seals in Scotland — The Orkney News

Wyoming Gives 22 Winners The Chance To Hunt Grizzlies — Or Not — News : NPR

A whopping 7,000 people vied for the chance to hunt Wyoming grizzly bears for the first time in 44 years. Many entrants in the permit lottery said if they won, they would sit out the hunt.(Image credit: Bryant Aardema/Getty Images)

via Wyoming Gives 22 Winners The Chance To Hunt Grizzlies — Or Not — News : NPR

Interior Dept. moves to allow Alaska bear hunting with doughnuts, bacon

What is wrong with the policy makers at the Interior Department, are they themselves the hunters, or are they just as depraved as those who think baiting bears with doughnuts and bacon is either ethical or honourable?

Where’s the public outcry? I don’t understand how such cowardly policies are even being considered.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/interior-dept-moves-allow-alaska-bear-hunting-doughnuts-bacon-n876306?cid=public-rss_20180522

Study finds bear cubs staying with mom longer

In many parts of the world, it is illegal to shoot a brown bear with cubs. The restrictions have made mother bears more likely to spend an extra year with their cubs.(Image credit: Ilpo Kojola/Nature)

via New Study Finds Mother Bears Are Sticking Around With Their Cubs Longer — News : NPR

Goose hunting gone (a)fowl

A falling goose hit a waterfowl hunter near the Miles River on the state’s eastern shore, knocking him out and causing head and facial injuries. He’s in stable condition. (Image credit: Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images)

via Hunter Knocked Unconscious By Falling, Dead Goose Shot By His Hunting Party — News : NPR