A video posted by an animal activism group on Facebook has garnered a lot of attention over the past few days.
The video show the graphic and bloody killing of a grizzly bear, while the hunters taunt and make fun of it.
Now, the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals is offering $2500 to anyone who has information that might help identify the hunters.
The Executive Director of the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals, Lesley Fox spoke to Sam Ferris on the Weekend Show.
“It is legal in BC to hunt grizzly bears…but I think what is concerning about this video is that it is not legal to cause unnecessary pain to an animal. So if we can prove this video was taken in Canada, we can gather more evidence and see what happened. And you can see from this video this animal was in pain, it wasn’t a quick kill.”
Fox says other hunters have even come out in condemnation of the video.
“I don’t know who these people were in the video, but I think it’s important to get some context, where it was, if the hunter was experienced, if he was using the right ammunition….so we are looking for someone to come forward and help us answer those questions.”
Fox is also calling on the Premier to change laws surrounding trophy hunting.
Anyone with information can contact the BC SPCA at 1-855-622-7722 or visit the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals’ website.