December 20, 2017

BC NDP’s race-based grizzly bear hunt ban puts “feelings” over science

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


The BC NDP just banned the world's most closely managed grizzly bear hunt for no real reason other than feelings.

First Nations and Aboriginals will still be able to hunt bears for food, social and ceremonial reasons and to exercise their treaty rights. The hunt isn't technically over, it’s just race based now.

But even more wacky than making a race-based hunt of grizzly bears, is the reasoning for banning the hunt for everyone else. That reason is feelings.

BC Forests Minister Doug Donaldson said:

“It's mostly a social values issue. When it comes down to it, the species is seen as an iconic species for BC and people just weren't willing to accept the hunting of grizzly bears anymore in this province”.

"Social values" is another way of saying social license — which is another way of saying feelings are more important than reality.

Those feelings are going to get people mauled.

In my video today, I fill in the facts that should overwrite the sentiments that led to the ban.

I tell you the story of what happened when Ontario gave in to emotional manipulation and banned their spring black bear hunt for 16 years.

People who don’t have to live in proximity to the bears or rely on the economic benefits of hunting are trading safety and the health of the economies of rural folks for their self righteous, urban good vibes.

Those who sit in downtown Vancouver coffee shops, sipping overpriced lattes while ignoring history are doomed to repeat it.

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commented 2017-12-22 01:57:01 -0500
I am surprised that Sheila made no mention of the video she made on banning spear hunting bears.
commented 2017-12-21 15:56:44 -0500
Dan Mancuso – ungulates can get rather dangerous too. Last spring my neighbor’s wife was doing her early morning jog, when without realizing it got between a cow moose & her new born cafe on a main rural road – that moose chased her till she was able to climb a tree – and the cow charged that tree like a goat. Fortunately she had her ph & was able to call her husband – who had to chase it off by firing shots into the air.
Eh, when I worked with range cattle – new mommas did similar acts of defense – especially during branding! lmfao now.

Your comment is right on, though – we have had to deal with displaced grizzlies & blacks from southern Alberta & BC – a person doesn’t need to be overly intelligent to realize the threat the bear can be. Especially once these damn tree hugging Libtards stir them up. I’ve seen the mess wolves & bears & a few cats do to a herd of cattle!!! Damn costly – just SSS!!
commented 2017-12-21 13:06:58 -0500
- The leftist base is generally found in big cities. These people are often out of touch with the natural world that they decide to play Captain Planet with. So they’ll push this through based on the fact that it’ll please their base & after it causes a disaster they will condemn a future government for reversing their idiocy.
commented 2017-12-21 11:39:28 -0500
SHEILA, SHEILA, SHEILA.
Your sober thoughts and facts on this issue are pretty much a waste of time…unfortunately.
The lefties either won’t or can’t hear them, or those that do will have their knee-jerk, conditioned response and condemn out of hand you and your facts, reason and logic, that don’t jibe with their indoctrinated narrative.
Those of us who do recognize the facts, logic, reason and moral absolutes of your argument…well, we’re the choir.
I’m sure glad someone is saying something…too bad every MP and MLA in BC couldn’t receive a copy of this show – and be forced to pass a test on it!

How Grizzly bears eat people – as opposed to ungulates, etc.
What ever motive the Griz has for attacking you, he or she will likely open you up with a swipe of those 10" claws. This will stun you or kill you outright. If stunned and in shock you likely won’t feel anything…except terror and imminent death and digestion. The Griz will then roll you over on your back and sit on you, likely your head/chest area, and start tearing at the tender bits there. You will be able to hear your flesh rending and bones and ligaments snapping, and feel the pressure, but probably no pain…he may also bury you for a while to tenderize and ferment you, and save you for a snack later. Cute and cuddly, eh?
commented 2017-12-21 07:43:59 -0500
As long as governments are failing to monitor and manage wildlife populations, this ban is the right thing to do. Hunting and trapping wolves in BC should also be banned for the same reason until we can get some reliable population estimates. Meanwhile, the natives are eating their kills. This sets them apart because it makes their hunts moral and provides some rationale for granting them exceptions.
commented 2017-12-21 07:35:52 -0500
If we really cared about these bears we would change their name. I mean the word Grizzly tends to make the species sound so mean and violent. It just conjures up a bad image.
Let’s rename the bears to make them sound nicer .
commented 2017-12-20 22:38:31 -0500
A new era of shoot-shovel-and shut up is launched on the commie coast.
commented 2017-12-20 22:35:58 -0500
It’s OK, relax, as the Grizzly population are no longer predated and fear man they will move closer to settled territory and raid livestock and chew on a few SJW hikers and sundry other citiots who take their Disney fantasies on tour in the bush.

Darwin at work, do not disturb.
commented 2017-12-20 21:06:16 -0500
@ Jonathan Bryant commented 2017-12-20 20:44:29 -0500
I would keel over laughing if these hippster types were mauled by Pooh.

Ya, but these hipsters never become acquainted by any Poohs! – they are too chicken-shit to venture there. – & when they do it’s Big Time News! Poor Ladies.
commented 2017-12-20 21:02:03 -0500
I live in grizzly country. See them often, but they seem to know that I am the TOP of the food chain – so we learn to co-exist. They seem to know that if they infringe on my domain – their’s becomes threatened.
Life is good.
& like any threatening benevolence – extermination becomes inevitable.
Lucky me.
commented 2017-12-20 20:44:29 -0500
I would keel over laughing if these hippster types were mauled by Pooh.
commented 2017-12-20 20:44:21 -0500
I would keel over laughing if these hippster types were mauled by Pooh.
commented 2017-12-20 20:37:06 -0500
I thought we were to be concerned about the HUNEY BEE so isnt killing a few silly nilly willy stuffed with fluff bears good for the huney bees and delicious huney. Oh I got a rumbly in my tummy.
commented 2017-12-20 20:36:02 -0500
I thought we were to be concerned about the HUNEY BEE so isnt killing a few silly nilly willy stuffed with fluff bears good for the huney bees and delicious huney. Oh I got a rumbly in my tummy.
commented 2017-12-20 19:21:06 -0500
I live in the region of Alberta where we get the bears, brown and black, dropped off from the south where people love bears, but are NIMBY about bears. Creates all sorts of problems since the introduced bears have no hope against established bears, territorially. But such is socialist science.

Solution, if you want to live in bear country then stop building in wildlife corridors like the regressive socialist elitists like to do. Corollary, if you do then put up with your own damn bears as a consequence. Second corollary, stop complaining when the bear problem you exported is taken care of.
commented 2017-12-20 19:16:27 -0500
Of course, when an increase in grizzly population leads to an increase in the number of starving grizzlies, this will inevitably lead to an increase in starving-bear videos with the narrators wailing about climate change.
commented 2017-12-20 19:01:25 -0500
Drop off a few bears in Stanley Park, and see how quick they are killed, because people are afraid.
commented 2017-12-20 19:01:01 -0500
Drop off a few bears in Stanley Park, and see how quick they are killed, because people are afraid.