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Letter: If I saw a bear in Coquitlam, I wouldn't call Conservation officers

Editor: Re: Bear advocacy group pays 'tribute' to bear killed in Port Moody , Tri-City News When is the public going to learn to stop calling the BCCOS for anything, especially around our bruins? Hunting season is now well underway.
BC Bear Allianance photo
The BC Bear Alliance is calling for alternative measures for bears in Tri-City News neighbourhoods.

Editor:

Re: Bear advocacy group pays 'tribute' to bear killed in Port Moody, Tri-City News

When is the public going to learn to stop calling the BCCOS for anything, especially around our bruins?

Hunting season is now well underway. Each year, the BCCOS attempts to justify its destruction of our bruins as “public safety.” And, this assertion is absolutely complete and total nonsense. 

There was a time when I actually thought that the BCCOS was actually working to protect our beasties.  How wrong I was - I will never trust this organization regarding any beasty.

Members of the BCCOS should be seriously embarrassed about some of their members who seem to firstly reach for their weapons rather than seriously work toward the bruins' collective preservation. So dreadfully bad and sad.

I truly wish that someday, our society will finally reject this callous approach toward our bruins and other beasties. I truly wish that once and for all a proper stop to their irresponsible destruction will (happen).

Unfortunately, as long as the BCCOS has no accountability for its actions, the destruction of our bruins will continue. How many more bruins must be destroyed before somebody takes proper notice? How many more?

Michael Sonntag, Coquitlam