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Help end western Canada's Wolf Killing Programs under the false guise of caribou recovery.

Wolves in Canada are running out of places to hide.


Since 2005 in Alberta ,more than 2,700 wolves have been killed under the guise of protecting Alberta’s Caribou herds. Most of these herds continue to face ongoing habitat destruction and impoverishment, like the Little Smoky herd whose range has been more than 95% disturbed by oil and gas infrastructure.  


Wolves were killed in strangling snares, gunned down from helicopters and poisoned with Strychnine. Numbers obtained from internal Alberta government documents reveal that snares killed a minimum of 676 other animals, including 2 caribou. There is no way to estimate how many non-target animals died of strychnine poisoning and associated actions. Wolves are poisoned using pieces of carrion laced with strychnine which are placed around elk and moose carcasses killed for draw-baits.

In British Columbia, the situation is similar, with a government sanctioned aerial-gunning program for wolves beginning in 2015.  The program has continued beyond the anticipated 5 years when it was first announced, and has expanded into more areas of the province.  Sadly, caribou ranges continue to logged, including the clear-cutting of old-growth forests that these animals depend upon for their survival. See more below.

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The BC government has been directing an unwarranted and inhumane wolf kill program ostensibly to protect declining caribou populations.

Across the province, wolves continue to be killed in unspeakable ways, for no reason.

The real culprit driving caribou to extinction is habitat loss. 

The BC government knowingly allows this to happen by inviting logging, access roads and motorized recreational activities into critical caribou habitat. 

Aerial gunning and strangling neck snares are equally inhumane. 


It is nearly impossible to deliver a lethal shot to an animal that’s being chased by a helicopter. 

Wolves caught in snares suffer too - their very physiology and the many uncontrollable conditions in the field result in severe injuries that last from several hours to days. No animal should have to experience such agony.

Wolves are inherently and intrinsically valuable.

Killing hundreds of one species to benefit a few of another is unethical.

There is a lack of scientific evidence that wolf kill programs increase caribou populations. 

In fact, killing wolves and other predators over a prolonged period has major ecological repercussions, negatively impacting both plants and animals in the ecosystem.

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