Wolf cull deemed inhumane after B.C. government releases ‘disturbing’ photos

Pacific Wild Alliances says images don’t align with what people would consider ethical treatment of wildlife

Lauren Collins, Victoria News, April 22, 2023

An environment charity is calling on the provincial government to rethink its wolf cull after the release of dozens of “disturbing” images.

Pacific Wild Alliance received 46 images from the B.C. government April 12 after having pushed for the release photographic evidence, and on April 18 the charity released the “disturbing” and “extremely graphic” images to the public. A release from the Pacific Wild adds that internal government documents “suggest that thousands of other photos, as well as video, should be on file from the cull, but have not been released.”

The photos depict wolves being “killed by gunfire from helicopters” between 2015 and 2022, with the release noting the cull has run for eight years at a cost of more than $8 million in taxpayer dollars, and has been “challenged as unethical, unscientific, and inhumane.”

Pacific Wild animal law lawyer Rebeka Breder said some of the photos don’t align with what the public would consider as ethical treatment of wildlife….

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