The trophy hunt is particularly on our minds at this time of year as the Spring hunt opens across British Columbia. Perhaps more than ever, public opinion is overwhelmingly in support of a ban on trophy hunting of bears, both in the Great Bear Rainforest and across the province.
In 2016 Lush Cosmetics stepped up in support of our goal, with our Coastal First Nations partners, to permanently end trophy hunting of bears in the Great Bear Rainforest through our acquisition of commercial hunting tenures. The centerpiece of the Lush campaign was the award winning documentary – Trophy – that examines trophy hunting here in BC and in the US. We would like for you to join us at a special screening and discussion this Wednesday, April 26th at the Vic Theatre, Victoria. Event details here.
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Trophy was created by Lush Cosmetics in partnership with the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation, Wildlife Defence League, Spirit Bear Research Foundation, the Center for Biological Diversity and Raincoast. As the trophy hunt once again emerges as an issue this election cycle, this event is a great opportunity to hear from a variety of groups working toward a solution.
Grizzly bears, and Raincoast’s work to protect them, motivated my own move from U.K. several years ago. We have now ended commercial trophy hunting in over 30,000 km2, an area roughly the size of Belgium. We are grateful for your support and hope that you can join us this Wednesday as we move to the next phase of our Save the Great Bears campaign.
In addition to the film and panel discussion, you’ll also have the chance to sample the new #GrizzlyBar from Denman Island Chocolate, which supports our Save the Great Bears campaign. Anyone donating to this campaign before July 1st also has the chance to win a grizzly “hunt” trip on board our research vessel the Achiever.