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Utilize Ontario’s environmental registry to voice your opposition and concerns regarding the spring bear hunt.
"I believe that Saturday was our one and only chance to secure this coyote. I can't see how he would have lived another 24 hours, had we not been able to release the snare from around his neck and begin treatment. The determination of the finders, Ann and Fred, was inspiring. And the willingness of everyone involved to spring into action so quickly made it an easy decision for me to make the drive from Guelph to Fort Erie to assist with this rescue."
If you’re friends with a pet owner, dog walker, or maybe even just someone who’s a fan of clicking the ‘share’ button, you’ve likely seen the post below. It states that coyotes are actively mating, and that they become more aggressive at this time of year. Further, it implies that coyotes will draw dogs to an awaiting pack to kill them. Where to start?
Snares targeting canids kill pets and torture animals across Canada. They are set legally by licensed trappers, without warning signs and no required setbacks from publicly accessible roads, trails, or pathways. At least two dogs have died as a result of snares in Alberta in 2019, and multiple wolves, coyotes, and other species have been tortured until dead by these cruel devices. Even the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards - a trade agreement with weak scientific requirements,
The hunting of the Double-crested Cormorant proposed by the Government of Ontario EBR 013-4124 could look like this. Up to 50 cormorants per day bag limit for hunters. If only 1 in 100 Ontarian hunters each killed 50 cormorants over *an entire year*, roughly 350,000 dead cormorants. The entire Great Lakes population is only 250,000 birds and the global population is only 2 million. What the government is proposing could potentially annihilate a species under siege by human intolerance.