Pop superstar Miley Cyrus made a low-key visit to British Columbia this weekend with her brother Braison Cyrus to continue her push to save the province’s wolves from being killed.
The provincial government has hired hunted to kill wolves, in some cases using helicopters. The B.C. government maintains it needs to cull the wolves in order to save the caribou, which wolves hunt and eat.
Cyrus has recently posted to Instagram about her hope to get her fans involved in saving the wolves.
And now the Pacific Wild Alliance, a group trying to get the cull banned, got some high-profile help when Cyrus came to B.C. to show her support
@mileycyrus on #savebcwolves: “When I first spoke out, I knew in my heart that the wolf cull was wrong. After this visit, I know science is on my side, not just on the wolf cull, but also on the trophy hunt issue. Both are unsustainable and both are horrific. Both have to end.” Miley and @braisoncwukong spent two days with Mary and John Theberge, renowned wolf biologists and outspoken opponents of the B.C. wolf kill; Dr. Carl Safina, PhD, American ecologist and author; and members of the Kitasoo/Xais’Xai First Nation, one of the coastal First Nations fighting to end trophy hunting in British Columbia. // Photo by @PacificWild. // #bantrophyhunting #savebcwolves #GreatBearRainforest
According to the provincial government, the wolf cull is necessary to save caribou herds under threat from wolf predation. The Selkirk herd is at high risk of local extinction. The population has declined from 46 caribou in 2009 to 27 in 2012, and to 18 as of March 2014. Evidence points to wolves being the leading cause of mortality. The Pacific Wild conservation group thanked Cyrus for posting about the wolf cull and directing her fans to sign a petition to demand the government stop the cull. B.C.’s Premier Christy Clark defended the province’s practice. In a Canadian Press story, Clark said if she needs advice about twerking she’ll call the pop star.
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 A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on
Photo credit: April Bencze/Pacific Wild