"Canada's British Columbia Province Bans Grizzly Bear Hunting"

"VANCOUVER - British Columbia on Monday banned all grizzly bear hunting in the western Canadian province with immediate effect, expanding on its existing ban on trophy hunting.

In August, the provincial government had said it would end trophy hunting of the bears but allow hunting for meat.

Consultations with First Nations, other stakeholder groups and the public in recent months showed that “it is abundantly clear that the grizzly hunt is not in line with their values,” said Doug Donaldson, the province’s minister of forests and lands, in a statement on Monday."

Nicole Mordant reports for Reuters December 18, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 12/19/2017