European Union hunters were granted export permits from British Columbia, Canada, even though the EU banned the importation of exotic bear parts in 2004. The B.C. New Democratic Party government banned hunting of grizzlies last December, except for the right to hunt of First Nations people.
There are an estimated 15,000 grizzly bears in B.C., but in some areas of the province bear numbers have declined tremendously.
The hunt was previously re-instated in 2001, since then almost 2000 permits for the exportation of grizzly bear trophies have been issued by the B.C. and Federal Canadian Governments…
The Canadian territory of the Yukon issues permits for grizzly & black bears, lynx, otter and wolf!
Canadians in other parts of the country need to pressure their respective provincial and federal government representatives to ban ALL exporting of Canada’s forest wildlife! This would include American and European Union trophy hunters souvenirs and parts.