Re: “There’s no limit to wolf hunts in North Thompson,” Jan. 11.
The article states that wolf populations are not threatened because wolves are hard to shoot and the terrain makes hunting difficult.
This is just plain irrational. Wolf packs live according to family and social dynamics. Impacts on their population cannot be measured in terms of bag limits and harvesting according to numbers alone.
This, in addition to the suffering they endure from being hunted, shot and trapped in neck snares or leg-hold traps, is more than sufficient to warrant a much closer look at the management plan being proposed by the B.C. government.
The B.C. Wolf Management Plan is in a draft stage. B.C. is in a unique position to preserve wolves as part of a naturally functioning ecosystem and there are scientists and advocates with the knowledge and willingness to make this happen.
Valerie M. Murray
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