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Ontario Considers Proposal To Loosen Laws On Hunting Wolves and Coyotes

by | September 24, 2019

The Canadian province of Ontario has introduced a proposal to loosen the restrictions on hunting wolves and coyotes — a move made to reserve moose populations for further hunting.

The proposal was introduced August 12, and remains open for comments until September 26. It was put forward on the recommendation of hunter advocacy group the Big Game Management Advisory Committee and individual hunters.

The proposal would see the elimination of tag requirements on hunting wolves and coyotes in various sectors, and extend the coyote hunting season to year round. The proposal says that these loosened restrictions would allow tourism outfits to market wolf-hunting packages to non-residents.

The proposal is still open for comments through this website, where more detailed information can be gathered. 

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Ontario: Hunting Wolves At Risk?

According to the Animal Alliance of Canada, a similar proposal was put forward in 2016, but didn’t go through due to public concern for the animals. 

Ontario is home to two wolf species — the Grey Wolf and the Eastern Wolf. The Eastern Wolf is a threatened species, with about 500 individuals left in Canada. 

What do you think about this Ontario proposal? Let us know in the comments below!

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3 Responses to “Ontario Considers Proposal To Loosen Laws On Hunting Wolves and Coyotes”

  1. roger scarth
    September 26th, 2019 @ 6:29 am

    very disapointed canada ,we know better than to kill one species, to then kill that one off for hunting, witch unless you live off the land there is no need, this is just glory killing. stop this wtf

  2. ernie meyer
    September 26th, 2019 @ 3:56 pm

    moose habitat is shrinking because of man and his ambition not some scary wolf. Protect the habitat first. Stop allowing roads and mines and loggers in moose territory and put more pressure on poaching. Blaming the wolves and coyotes for the decline is preposterous and easily seen through as a rouse to delay habitat protection.

  3. Steve Jones
    October 2nd, 2019 @ 4:37 am

    Two words to remember: “Retrospective Punishment”. One day the majority of the population are going to be vegan, and we are going to punish all those, like the hunters, who torture and kill innocent animals.

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