Wolf Awareness staff write guest and featured opinion pieces for major newspapers across Canada.
Wolf kills and caribou zoos: here's what's wrong with B.C.'s new recovery plan
Published by the National Observer - May 23, 2019
On a cold morning in February, dedicated elementary students gathered lichen for caribou who live in the Revelstoke maternity pen. They were told these actions are creating hope for the future — they were lied to. There is no hope for caribou or other species that need lichen-bearing old-growth forests in this caribou planning unit or beyond if our current actions don’t change. And there’s no reason to believe that change is coming.
Oversimplification on caribou-wolf plan a dangerous weapon
Published by BC Local News - May 23, 2019
We offer this rebuttal to Terra Hatch’s letter to the editor (April 21) upon the request of concerned residents of the Cariboo-Chilcotin who do not share the author’s view that killing wolves is an acceptable solution to a complex environmental problem.
Protecting Caribou Is A Way To Protect Us All
Published by Huffington Post - April 9, 2018
Alberta claims to have spent millions of dollars on [caribou] recovery activities to date. Unfortunately, much of it has been wasted on fruitless wildlife killing experiments that distract the public from ongoing caribou endangerment by means of habitat destruction.
Spilling more wolf blood won’t save caribou
Published by BC Local News - March 28, 2019
Despite compelling evidence that caribou will disappear without mature forests, a recent report risks their survival by giving cover for government to ramp up wolf killing while allowing industry to continue destroying critical habitat.
There's Nothing Legitimate About Killing Canada's Iconic Wolves
Published by Huffington Post - January 8, 2018
We intentionally destroy family bonds and irreplaceable ecological processes, dominating the landscape as if it were ours alone. We have done this with many species, but few more so than Canis Lupus, the grey wolf, an original inhabitant of North America.
B.C. government scientists admit wolf cull is inhumane, then propose to expand it
Published by Canada's National Observer - February 1st 2017
Wolf And Coyote Traps Are Killing Grizzly Bears
Published by the Huffington Post - October 7, 2016
Grizzlies are extremely susceptible to being caught in wolf or coyote killing snares. Although there are designated areas and seasons to protect grizzlies from falling victim to snares, these are quite ineffective in protecting bears.
Marc Bekoff and Sadie Parr: Saving wolves with compassionate conservation
Published by the Georgia Straight - October 12, 2015
North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a “good life”. Why then, has this sense of empathy not reached the way that we treat and care for other magnificent and fascinating species with who we share the North American landscape?
Hunted wolves kill more
Published by the Daily Courier - June 21, 2015
Findings bolster other studies that indicate that killing wolves can cause more problems for ranchers and that maintaining pack social stability is important in minimizing conflicts, implying that the only sensible solution lies in preventing livestock losses to natural predators through husbandry practices.
Parr and Genovali: Alberta must call a truce in war on wolves
Published by Calgary Herald - August 14, 2014