B.C. is aiming to increase the number of wolves the province kills this winter in the second year of their plan to save endangered caribou, which has prompted criticism from celebrities like Miley Cyrus and recently Pamela Anderson.
Government officials say the wolf cull is a chance to protect caribou from extinction, though they do admit it’ll take years to determine if the idea actually works.
200 wolves were planned for last winter, but a low snowpack and bad weather made it a difficult hunt.
84 wolves were killed by sharpshooters in the province’s northeast and southeast regions.
The province says as a result of a low hunt last year, they may up their goal for this year.
On Friday, Anderson called on Premier Christy Clark to come up with a new idea to save caribou than slaughter wolves.
Cyrus called on her followers on Instagram to sign the Pacific Wild petition to stop the killings, which has grown to almost 200,000 signatures.