Miley Cyrus went into the Great Bear Rainforest over the past weekend to see for herself what she was advocating for when she posted a call to action on Instagram and her 28 million fans to stop the BC wolf cull by signing a petition.
During her visit to the protected area, the organization behind the petition, shot this video of her experience.
Paul McCartney: Seal Hunt
Miley is not not the first celebrity to get behind a cause in Canada.
Paul McCartney has been calling for an end to the commercial seal hunt off Canada’s East Coast for years now. In 2006 he made international headlines with this video, shot in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Jane Fonda: Arctic oil drilling
Recently, Jane Fonda has added her voice to those against drilling for oil in the Arctic.
She traveled to Vancouver in July for an anti-pipeline event sponsored by Greenpeace called Toast the Coast.
Wayne Gretzky: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper
Even though Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky won’t be able to vote for him on October 19th thanks to rules barring long-term Canadian expats from casting a ballot, Gretzky still had nothing but praise for Conservative leader Stephen Harper at an event in Toronto last week
During a Q&A in Toronto, Gretzky told Conservative Leader Stephen Harper he’s been an “unreal prime minister” and “wonderful to the whole country.”
Midnight Oil: Clayoquot Sound Rainforest
One of Canada’s most well known environmental fights took place back in the early 1990s when a group of environmentalists went head to head with the loggers in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island to protect the temporate rainforest from MacMillan Bloedel logging operations.
Protestors set up camp and road blockades in the summer of 1993, vowing not to leave until the area was protected. Australian rockers Midnight Oil lent their support, and flew in for a special concert at the blockader’s camp. Considered one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Canada’s history, the protests received international attention for anti-logging campaigns.