The controversial B.C. wolf cull is in the spotlight this week, thanks to a couple of Instagram posts by Miley Cyrus.
The singer-songwriter took to social media with a plea to her fans to help stop the province’s wolf cull, which was initiated last year in an attempt to save the dwindling Cariboo population.
Cyrus asked her 28 million followers to sign an anti-wolf cull petition started by B.C. conservation group, Pacific Wild.
“…I am shameless when it comes to making changes in a world that at times needs to reevaluate its morals when dealing with kindness and compassion towards animals , humanity , and the environment.”
While the two Instagram posts have had a combined total of over 370,000 likes, not everyone was impressed, with one person writing:
“I guess Miley’s idea of “supporting a cause” consists of posting a couple silly memes she fished off the internet and posting a screenshot of her rambling, uneducated opinion about wolf hunting. So silly.”
Called the Management Plan for the Grey Wolf, the multi-year project began last January when 84 wolves were shot from helicopters.
I ask so much of my fanz, friendz, & family... But I am shameless when it comes to making changes in a world that at times needs to reevaluate its morals when dealing with kindness and compassion towards animals , humanity , and the environment. None of us are perfect! A lot of times our actions are just a result of the unknown BUT I / we are all evolving more everyday (please always lemme know YOUR passions as well I love learning more about what is going on in the world.... half of the solution is understanding the problem) That's why it is all of our responsibility to bring light into the darkness! I am not asking for $ or much of your time just your signature so the government will stop killing these beautiful creatures (which if money is any motivation, over 2 million dollars will go into cruelly murdering the wild wolves) ! We (humans) are over populating while more animals everyday go into extinction! A life with more humans and less animals sounds like a very sad planet.... Sometimes I wish I could move to the moon & take them all with me... Love you all dearly ❤️❤️❤️❤️ take action @ pacificwild.org and please #savethebcwolves @braisoncwukong thank you for sharing this major issue with me.... I love you and your big heart and WE as Kongs are going to do something about this! We can't let another winter pass us by without stopping this mass extermination! @pacificwild
Cyrus fans crash website
CKNW reporter Shelby Thom spoke with Pacific Wild Executive Director Ian McAllister, who is pleased with the response.
“Well it’s been quite significant, starting with our server crashing on our website.”
He says Cyrus is taking a stand prior to this winter’s cull.
“She thought the timing was right to voice her opposition, and get her followers to voice their opposition.”
The government maintains it has to kill wolves in the South Peace region to save dwindling Caribou herds.
Read the B.C. Management Plan for the Grey Wolf here:
Christy Clark weighs in on Miley’s call to action:
The Premier’s responding to calls by pop star Miley Cyrus to end the wolf cull in northern B.C.
Christy Clark says Cyrus doesn’t have all her facts straight.
“She doesn’t realize that the wolf cull she is complaining about is happening because we need to protect a population of Caribou that those wolves will render extinct.”
Clark says the province has an obligation to protect the threatened species of Caribou.