Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wolf Live Contest Winners

Last week, in an effort to raise awareness of the wolf kill contest in Fort St. John and the Draft Management Plan for the Grey Wolf in BC, I offered up a Wolf "Live" Contest providing each of you with a chance to win one or more of my wolf prints.

To say that the contest was successful would be an understatement: it generated more than 250 emails to the Premier of British Columbia and the various Ministers involved in the management plan.  Coupled with news yesterday that over 2,500 people submitted Feedback to the Draft Management Plan, mostly in support of BC's wolves, and it looks like our voices reached far and wide.  Now we just have to hope that the province listens to us.

BC's NDP party has taken a strong stance against the current Draft Management Plan for Grey Wolves

One interesting note is that the NDP in British Columbia has already come out and taken a stance against the Draft Management Plan, while the Liberal party has been silent to date.  Next spring's election in BC should be interesting as the Liberals continue to waffle on big issues like the Enbridge pipeline while the NDP has come out swinging in support of protecting our environment first and foremost.

And Rich Peterson, who was targeted directly by me in my original blog post as a primary sponsor of the ridiculous wolf kill contest, has also been silent to date, only sending out one email that I know of in response to the barrage of emails he originally received (and refusing all media interviews).  His one responding email was ironic in that he asked the person he emailed (the mother of a fellow photographer that wrote to him questioning his motives and logic behind the wolf kill contest) if they had a "degree in Wildlife Management", intimating that she had no say in the wolf matters up there without having said degree -- so why is that ironic?  Because guess who does have a degree in Wildlife Management (Cal-Berkeley/UBC 1994) and guess who never heard a peep from this man?  Me!

Anyways, without further adieu, let's get to the winners!  The grand prize winner of a 16" x 24" wolf photograph from my collection of over a thousand wild wolf images is Liz Glazier from British Columbia!  Congratulations Liz!

Let's hope wolves like this one in Yoho National Park soon do not have to worry about stepping over a park border
The two runner-up winners are Ben Whittaker from Ohio and Jesse Watkins from Alberta.  Ben wins two 8"x12" wolf prints, while Jesse wins one.  Can each of you please contact me directly to collect your prize, thank you!

And thank you again to each of you for helping in this fight, it was uplifting to see the response and to know that a small grassroots campaign like this can make a difference. I will do my best to keep each of you up-to-date on future wolf and bear issues that are near and dear to my heart.

Sincerely,

John

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5 Comments:

Blogger Cai Priestley said...

Someone get that man a beer!

December 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Cai Priestley said...

Someone get that man a beer!

December 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Lauren Laming said...

great news John, thanks for the update!!

December 13, 2012 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Lauren Laming said...

great news John, thanks for the update, we will keep watching !

December 13, 2012 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Work John. But remember all, if you eat beef then you ARE SUPPORTING the also terribly cruel cattle livestock industry, cattlemen & that "lifestyle", free crown land pasture grazing that impacts huge tracts of wildlife habitat that compete for food with wildlife, that ruins water sources, that introduces weeds, that causes severe erosion, etc.. Eating beef is quite hypocritical to the cause that you are promoting as it supports the eradication, management or just plain killing of wolves .... PERIOD. You can't justify a burger because it's a supply & demand industry. You demand a beef burger & raising cattle is the only way to supply you with your beef. Not to mention that pretty much every health report coming out in the last many years says that eating red meats, saturated fats in beef products, i.e. beef is just plain unhealthy.

So STOP EATING MEAT!!!!!! Stop being cruel to ALL ANIMALS, wild & captive. You will be healthy without meat. Amongst the longest lived & healthiest (disease free over time) peoples & centarians, are the vegetarian / vegans of the 7th Day community of Loma Linda, California.

Stop supporting the Beef Industry! Use with your wallet not rhetoric!!!!

December 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

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