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Alberta group launches 'Ban Trophy Hunting'

Last Updated Feb 19, 2017 at 9:58 am PDT

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CALGARY (NEWS 1130) – Alberta is a hotbed of trophy hunting and now that province is home to a group dedicated to getting it stopped.

Ban Trophy Hunting launched Tuesday at the same time a new Insights West poll found most Canadians want to see the hunting come to an end.

The survey also found only 12 per cent realize Canada is the largest exporter in the world of animals taken in trophy hunting.

“Polar bears, wolves, black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears,” Ban Trophy Hunting founder Mike Donovan listed. “There are so many different types of animals.”

Donovan, who runs an eco-safari business, added trophy hunting has no place in a civilized society and 80 per cent of Canadians polled agree.

However, 68 per cent do support hunting for meat.

Ban Trophy Hunting will be hosting two upcoming lectures on the Morality Of Trophy Hunting in Calgary and Edmonton in May.