Thank you to everyone in the public who is contacting me with your concerns regarding bear cub deaths this year.
Following the Vancouver Sun story about cub deaths by Larry Pynn, multiple members of the public outreached to me stating that re-habilitation facilities in BC have received record low numbers of bear cubs from conservation officers this year and that mother bears with cubs had been killed in their communities. Thank you all for your concerns.
I am not aware of a secret kill policy or any such direction within government at this time.
I cannot respond or comment further at this time because I am looking into the issue over the next few months. I will outreach to specific individuals who have raised serious concerns on a case by case basis as information becomes available this fall.
Thank you again,