Animal conservation group trying to save Vancouver Island wolves

The Extinction Chronicles

File photo. An environmentalist group is trying to drum up petition signatures to stop the Ministry of Forests from extending wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island by two months.

File photo. An environmentalist group is trying to drum up petition signatures to stop the Ministry of Forests from extending wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island by two months.

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Conservation group ‘Pacific Wild’ has launched a petition in an effort to save wolves on Vancouver Island, and hope enough people will sign before Saturday.

The group is putting the word out because the Ministry of Forests has proposed extending wolf trapping to increase the elk population.

According to the Ministry, the proposal is to extend the trapping season by two months: Sept. 10 through to June 30, because the wolf population has risen while the elk population remains too small and isn’t showing any signs of growing.

Pacific Wild Executive Director Ian McAllister said if the proposal goes through, those traps could kill pups and…

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