Raincoast senior scientist Paul Paquet notes, "Governments and the industries most accountable for the demise of Canada's natural environment have perversely and consistently diverted responsibility and accountability to others, including grey wolves."
Of course, there are also supporters of this premeditated slaughter including John Bergenske of Kootenay-based conservation group Wildsight (see also). And, "the Peace Rod and Gun Club and others have announced a contest with prizes that include $1,000 for the largest wolf killed and $150 for the smallest, with a maximum of three dead wolves per contestant." However, Ian McAllister of Pacific Wild, says the hunt is illegal.
When people ask me how this murder can happen and be casually and heartlessly defended as if it clearly okay to wantonly kill wolves, I simply say, as I have before, that some people simply like to kill other animals for fun and will defend their murderous ways however it suits them.
I find this slaughter "in the name of conservation" or "in the name of anything" to be indefensible scientifically and also ethically. It really is morally repugnant, and I hope people will respond to the petitions to stop this murder. Cruelty can't stand the spotlight.