Looks like Miley Cyrus is back in B.C. and fighting the good fight for the animals there. She’s teamed up with the Canadian non-profit organization Pacific Wild on a campaign to spread awareness about a loophole in B.C. law that allows hunters to kill the endangered grizzly bear, despite a hunting ban.
In mid-August, the province put a ban on trophy hunting grizzly bears in Great Bear Rainforest to protect the species. There are about 15,000 grizzlies in B.C. and an average of 250 of those are killed a year by both residential and non-residential hunters. People are using a loophole in the law that allows for hunting food sources in other parts of the province to justify killing these bears. If a hunter puts aside some of the bear meat, the act was technically not illegal. Cyrus and Pacific Wild are fighting to close this loophole and ban trophy hunting throughout the entire province.
In a press release, Pacific Wild’s executive director, Ian McAllister, said that the bears are threatened due to human activity coupled with their slow rate of reproduction.
‘Grizzly bears occupy just 2 per cent of their former range in the lower 48 states today. They are also not a necessary or ethical food source. We’re hoping this campaign will prompt the government to close this loophole and help the government hear the opinion of over 90 per cent of British Columbians who wish to see a total and complete end to this barbaric hunt.’
A recent ad for the campaign features Cyrus covering ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ over shots of B.C. forests. It also states that 300 grizzly bears were killed in B.C. last year and urges, ‘Let’s end the hunt before they’re gone.’
This isn’t the first time Cyrus has involved herself in B.C.’s animal rights scene with Pacific Wild. In 2015, the singer spoke out against the province’s five-year wolf cull which was instigated in an attempt to protect the endangered mountain caribou. Cyrus argued along with activists that hunting the wolves–the caribou’s main predator–was not the answer to protecting the population. She posted on Instagram to encourage her followers to sign a petition (which still remains open).
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 has never remained silent when it comes to causes she believes strongly in. Between this and all the work she does with her Happy Hippie Foundation, it’s a wonder she still has time to record new music (which drops this Friday, FYI).