Wolves in British Columbia Need Our Help
“In pagan religions and systems, a spirit animal or totem is meant to be a representation of the traits and skills that you are supposed to learn or have.”
– Urban Dictionary
One of my spirit animals is the wolf. I care deeply about wolves and am fascinated by them. Although I don’t always have the wisdom to emulate the traits or skills that make them such an outstanding example of how individuals must work together to function as an effective group, I do have a rather unique…spiritual history with them, if you will.
But wolves aren’t just beautiful animals that happen to be meaningful to me; they are also a keystone species.
Morally, this practice is inhumane and unacceptable. Conservation-wise, it is ludicrous. And as upsetting as it is to view the images and read the articles and reports, I can no longer stick my head in the sand and just hope the killings will stop. Because if regular people like me don’t speak up, things won’t change. That much I’ve learned.
I am not a wolf expert nor a scientist nor do I have much knowledge in conservation matters – but that’s okay because there are plenty of outstanding scientists and experts in Alberta and BC who do know what they are talking about…and the resounding response to the wolf massacre is STOP!
If you would like to learn more about the issue, here are a few links to check out:
Pacific Wild: Take Action to Save BC Wolves
Wolf Awareness Inc: Timeline for BC Caribou and Wolves
Raincoast Conservation Inc: Running for Their Lives: Stop BC Aerial Gunning of Wolves
If you would like to write a letter (and send via e-mail or snail-mail) to the BC Premier, the Honourable Christy Clark, expressing your concern about the wolf killings in BC, please feel free to use the letter I sent, as a template (just add your own name & address at the top and sign it).
Here is the letter: Wolves in BC Letter to Hon Christy Clark 2015 TEMPLATE
And please be sure to also send your letter to the people listed in the cc’s.
On behalf of the wolves in BC, thank you!! Together we can make a difference.
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Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening and the playwright of Saviour. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of theJohn Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive Maryanne’s weekly blog, please sign up here.