Operation Apex: Phase One

WDL crew scan a valley in the so-called province of British Columbia, where guide outfitters traverse to kill cougars, lynx and bobcats. Photo credit- Sam Edmonds 

WDL crew scan a valley in the so-called province of British Columbia, where guide outfitters traverse to kill cougars, lynx and bobcats. Photo credit- Sam Edmonds 

Wildlife Defence League has been in the field for over a week as part of Phase One of Operation Apex. Our crew has braved cold winter nights, camping where the temperature falls well below zero. We have put miles under our boots and tires in defence of the cougar, lynx and bobcat.

Phase One of Operation Apex has consisted of investigation into the trophy hunting of wild cats in the so-called province of British Columbia. During winter months, guide outfitters use hounds to track and tree wild cats. Hounds are equipped with GPS collars, which the hunters use to track the dogs, making it virtually impossible for the cat to escape. Once the cat is treed, the trophy hunter makes their way to the tree, takes aim and kills the animal.

What these people call trophy hunting, we call a disgrace to wildlife, an insult to Mother Earth, murder.

In order for Wildlife Defence League to effectively stop these hunts, we must think and act like guide outfitters. We hike snowed-in roads they travel along, climb the mountains the trek on and track wildlife they pursue.

We stand united with wildlife, in defence of their lives and will continue to campaign for their survival.

Stay tuned for updates from the field!