and Michael Smyth asks: "Do we need to kill Wolves......"
What we need to do is tame Man from treading on the animals territory. Somewhere up there is a photographer, capturing the moments.
CFI of HNZ and bighorn sheep - Similkameen - Simmons argued that the sheep in Snowy have become accustomed to the training flights over the years and are not stressed as sheep would be experiencing helicopters for the first time. “If you asked the bighorn sheep, how many generations have been listening to helicopters? Much like deer in Penticton, they’re completely used to what they see and hear in their environment.”
Looking at the bigger picture it's difficult to understand which entity is promoting the wolf cull. Is it the Oil and Gas resource industry or BC Hydro's Site C dam builders who see the animals as a threat to their safety? Both are being serviced by the BC Liberal Government.
Whichever is the culprit, there are scientists out in the fields of Peace River Moberly district beavering away, generating their numerous reports on behalf of the government with all costs being borne by taxpayers. Helicopters are the workhorses to and from the wilderness areas, to and from the overnight half-pipe shelter accommodations twice/thrice daily, entertainment supplied, FOOD delivered by air, fuel hauled in for the helicopters, travel expenses for the Government to pay, hotels/flights/car rental to the helicopter pads, add in salaries and benefits.
This is Michael Smyth's idea of what a Wolf looks like in Northern British Columbia.
|Marco Musiani photos|
John Bergenske and Ian McAllister are two conservationists who care deeply about British Columbia’s threatened wildlife. But when it comes to the government’s decision to shoot up to 184 wolves from helicopters to save endangered caribou herds, they find themselves at odds. “Killing one species to save another simply doesn’t work,” said McAllister, a renowned wildlife photographer .... - Michael Smyth
Mike and Michelle?