The following article by Kyle Artelle of the anti hunting group, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, challenges the validity of science based hunting in BC.

For years, British Columbia’s wildlife management practices, especially its wolf cull and grizzly bear hunt, have been controversial.

In 2015, then-Premier Christy Clark defended the province’s wildlife policies, stating they were grounded in sound science.

That, at least, was the claim. And not one unique to British Columbia.

In fact, hunting in Canada and the United States is guided by the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which states that “science is the proper tool to discharge policy.” But does this claim hold up to scrutiny?