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POLL: Should Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting Be Ended in B.C.? PLEASE VOTE: "Yes, It Is Time to End Trophy Hunting."


Animals  (tags: Grizzlies, bears, animals, wildlife, slaughter, suffering, cruelty, trophy hunting, Canada, British Columbia )

Kathleen
- 259 days ago - cheknews.ca
So far, after 10,000+ votes, the grizzlies are winning (61%). But this is a 1% DECREASE in just the last hour -- as I've seen this poll posted on several outfitters'/hunters' websites. ~ PLEASE KEEP VOTING AND SHARING ~



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Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:39 am
"The Spring hunt is from April 1 to June 15, 2017 and the Fall hunt has been extended from August 15 to November 30, 2017.

In the spring hunt, female bears are often shot due to mistaken identity - leaving their cubs to perish, and in the fall, female grizzlies may be pregnant when they are hunted. Grizzly bears have the second lowest reproduction rate of North American land mammals." ~ Pacific Wild

Some estimate that bear watching tourism brings in ten times the revenue that trophy hunting does.

The BC NDP Opposition has pledged to stop the practice of grizzly bear trophy hunting if it wins the upcoming provincial election in May.
 

Ruth L (246)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:44 am
VOTED: "Yes, It Is Time to End Trophy Hunting."
Thanks for posting Kathleen
 

Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:55 am
Dammit. In the time it took for me to post this...

11,000+ votes, and those in favor of ending the hunt is DOWN AGAIN 1% !

This poll is conducted by the only North American employee-owned television station...It is local, and considered a reliable news source. I.e., wannabe governing parties are paying attention !!! NOTE: The election is in May !!!
 

Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:00 am
Thank you Ruth L. !
 

Lone F (67)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:10 am

Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
Thanks Kathleen
 

Sue H (7)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:13 am
Noted and voted, thanks.
 

GGmaSAway D (195)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 11:17 am
Voted Yes...YES = 6846 votes/60% and NO = 4518/40%...thanx Kathleen.
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:47 pm
Voted YES!!!

Yes - 6,987 - 60%
No - 4,711 - 40%
Votes 11,698
Thank you for voting!

TY Kathleen

 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:51 pm
Voted also from my 2 other browsers!

Yes 6,998
No 4,718
Votes 11,716
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:56 pm
OMG i can vote continuously from Epic browser!!!
i just voted over 20 times!!!

Yes 7,020votes
No 4,724votes

i will leave the page open & continue to vote!!!
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 12:58 pm
Epic browser download page;

https://www.epicbrowser.com/
 

Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:12 pm
You're one in a gazillion, Animae !!! Your extraordinary effort blows me away, and I can't thank you enough. 😙 xxxxxxxx

(Please don't drive yourself crazy, though... Your enthusiasm and energy is too beneficial to SO MANY other causes. ; )

Unfortunately, when I tried to download Epic, I was informed that it's only for Mac/PC...😣

You really are amazing.
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:24 pm
It's for all types of computers Sweetie, i don't have a mac, look around the site & you'll find the download to suit your pc.
Another way to get in multiple votes if you don't want another browser is to clear out the history, it's somewhere up on the browser, usually behind that 3 bar thingy!!!

YES i've been voting madly!!! : ))

Yes - 7,377votes
No - 4,924votes
 

Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:40 pm
BTW, Animae: Great job finding such a cool browser. I'm so impressed, I just emailed the founder/CEO and asked if I could be notified if it ever becomes available on Android/mobile.
Thanks a million!!!
 

Kathleen W (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:44 pm
I only have my cell. But I'll try your trick of clearing out the history. You're an angel, Animae! xo
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:49 pm
i just did a search & it doesn't seem to be available for android yet, great idea emailing the CEO!!!
Clearing out the clutter always works, it just takes a bit longer!
VOTING, VOTING, VOTING!!! : ))

Hugs
xOx
 

Anna P (97)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 3:08 pm
Thanks Kathleen, voted and noted.
 

Kay M (347)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 4:14 pm
done.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 9:59 pm
Voted/shared thx Kathleen
 

Inge Bjorkman (198)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:07 pm
Voted YES.

Love
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 1:11 am
Yes - 51%
No - 49%
 

Barb SiteIssues V (199)
Friday March 31, 2017, 1:33 am
Voted & Noted, Thank you
 

Sieglinda P (83)
Friday March 31, 2017, 1:42 am
Thank you for voting!
 

Kalliope M (30)
Friday March 31, 2017, 2:08 am
Thank you for voting - Thanks Kathleen
YES 52%
No 48%
 

Danuta W (1248)
Friday March 31, 2017, 2:16 am
noted
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 3:30 am
Put in another few hundred!

Yes - 9,078 votes - 53%
No - 8,180 votes -47%
 

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:51 am
V&N, Thanks
 

Sara P (57)
Friday March 31, 2017, 2:54 pm
Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
48%
No, trophy hunting should continue
52%
MONSTERS!!!!!! :(((((((
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 2:59 pm
Yes - 9,667 votes - 48%
No - 10,462 votes - 52%
Votes 20,129

Damn them, they snuck ahead while i was sleeping!!!! : ((
Can anyone else help me with multiple votes?
 

Kathleen W (0)
Friday March 31, 2017, 3:07 pm
Dear Animae,

I hope you're still tracking comments.

In trying to get back here, I came across your posted poll about banning greyhound racing in SA. I read the drama that followed for nearly two months back then. (I also saved the link so I could return and see if I could still sign any of your petitions that Darren thoughtfully hyperlinked.)

I'm reminding you of this for two reasons:

1. The poll is not going well - as you can see for yourself (you little Energizer Bunny, you : ).

Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?

Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting

48%

No, trophy hunting should continue

52%

Thank you for voting!

Votes 20,121


I shudder to think of the margin if it weren't for you -!!!

I can't use Care2's messaging system on my phone; it never lets me send. If you can, and wouldn't mind, would you ask Darren to network the poll? And if he doesn't mind sharing the poll, would you please thank him for me?

I'm not feeling sorry for myself, but the truth is: my posts don't generate a lot of support before they get pushed to the back of the line.

2. Your devotion leaves me speechless.

Therefore, I wanted to repeat some words of wisdom by -- who was it now?...Oh, yeah ~~YOU!


Sunday September 25, 2016, 3:09 am

No 80.41%
Yes 19.59%

" Dear friends let's not get too worked up about these false results, i don't believe these polls are taken too seriously by those who have the power to do something about this vile industry...

THANK YOU all for your dedication & persistence.
i Love you all.
xOx "

And I love you, Animae. You have already gone above and beyond/done the lion's share of the work here. I'm truly feeling guilty at this point.

So before you work your fingers to the bone, please also remember Darren's comment:

"There's really only one way of effecting real change here. That is by changing the dynamic of who runs government."

I wanted to pass along indirect proof that this poll does not accurately reflect - for whatever reason - how the majority of global citizens (including British Columbians) feel about trophy hunting, but I'm out of time for today. Just rest assured that overwhelmingly, people are actually in favor of the ban.

BTW, incredibly, I heard back from Epic's founder...

" Hi Kathy,

Thanks! Are you using it on Win/Mac yet?

Android/iOS are in the works...we hope to get both out in about 4 weeks or so :-).

Best Regards,
Alok, Epic Privacy Browser Team "

So nice to get a response, and so quickly too. Will definitely download when available...thanks to you!!!

Thank you for everything you do, Animae; I greatly appreciate your support, and admire your tireless efforts on behalf of innocent victims.

Big Bear Hug
 

Kathleen W (0)
Friday March 31, 2017, 3:40 pm
Weird timing again: Here I was blah-blah-blah and you and Sara were already on top of it. (How dare you leave your post to get some sleep, Animae! ...i'm just messin' with ya, sweetheart)

Now listen you two, seriously: please don't kill yourselves over a stupid survey. There's only so much you can do - considering that the gun enthusiasts and prohunting yahoos have obviously spread the word.

Please take very good care of yourselves above all else...

"This, too, shall pass."

Love you both.
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 3:45 pm
WOW thank you so much for your kind words dear Kathleen!!!

Yes real change can only come through our corrupt governments ppffftttt!!!
It really irks me that the murderers are ahead, they need to see that slaughtering the voiceless is absolutely NOT acceptable & that the animals have tremendous support from us!!!

Well what can i say.... great minds think alike : )) ... i was just in the process of forwarding this poll to all on my list, Darren included (whilst having an Epic page open to the poll & battling on with the votes)!
Hopefully help is on it's way!

Really glad you got a response from Epic, it's a great browser with a built in tracker remover!

Thank YOU for everything you do Kathleen!
i love you back!!!
 

Kathleen W (0)
Friday March 31, 2017, 4:03 pm
Excellent move, Animae -- calling in the reserves! You're a terrific team player! oooo
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 4:25 pm
Oh yeah, i've got a great team!!!
i'm still going, it takes a while to send out over 500 PM's in lots of 25!!!
xOx
 

Laurie H (817)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:05 pm
SO VOTED, Noted & Shared!!! WANT THIS HEARTBREAK & Cruelty to END for these poor animals!!!! We Have to WIN this one!!! Thank You dear Animae for fighting for them & sending & dear Kathleen for this Vital Post!!~EVIL CANNOT CONTINUE!!!!~
 

Roslyn McBride (46)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:05 pm
Signed & Noted
 

Victoria P (112)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:07 pm
Voted with thanks ~♥~
Love the thread, and thank-you to all!
 

Walter F (130)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:12 pm
Voted yes,.. Could you possibly vote otherwise? You would have to h be as soulless as a reptile to vote otherwise
 

Pat B (357)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:14 pm
Voted
Yes, it's time to end Trophy Hunting! 9905
Thank you, Kathleen for this, and Animae for FW.
 

Dandelion G (367)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:14 pm
Voted to stop this but there seems to be more who want this to continue.
 

Evelyn B (62)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:31 pm
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting - 48% (9,926 votes)

Is someone paying for people to vote to keep hunting bears?
(I'm joking ... I think! I hope!)
 

John B (185)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:35 pm
Thanks Kathleen for sharing the link. Voted to stop the hunting. Post noted.
Yes to stop = 48%
No to continue = 52%

 

Philippa Powers (10)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:36 pm
Noted. Voted "Yes"; but, we are only at 48%. :(
 

Walter F (130)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:38 pm
I just checked the poll again.Unbelievable .It appears the soulless bastards are greater in number than I first thought You can't vote a second time ,i just tried.
 

Ben B (20)
Friday March 31, 2017, 5:50 pm
Voted "Yes" of course. Unfortunately the poll is still in favour of the "No" voters:
Yes 48%, No 52%, Votes: 20,775
Hopefully more people will vote Yes, but with only 20k or so votes it's not really representative of general public opinion, it just reflects the opinion of those who have voted.
 

Winn Adams (177)
Friday March 31, 2017, 6:05 pm
Voted Yes and it's at only 48%. We need more people to vote yes.
 

Summerannie M (53)
Friday March 31, 2017, 6:16 pm
Thanks Animae. I join you all too. I loathe trophy hunting......etc!
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 6:16 pm
Makes you wonder, doesn't it Evelyn!
 

Veronica B (21)
Friday March 31, 2017, 6:18 pm
Voted YES. Thanks Kathleen.
 

Mitchell D (103)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:07 pm
At 21,058 votes, it is 52% to continue the trophy hunting!
No, Evelyn, you may be on to something...called the NRA, just saying!
I saw grizzlies in Alaska, in 2015, marvelous beasts!
 

Helga S (96)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:12 pm
Voted YES. I wonder that "NO" gained so many signatures... how sad!
 

aj E (164)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:12 pm
voted
 

Helga S (96)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:14 pm
I forgot: Noted. Also pinned at Pinterest.
 

MmAway M (500)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:29 pm
#48 Yes
#52 No

WT???

Didn't read the rest of the comments above.
Thank you dear Animae. I will call on friends to vote this is sick!
 

Glennis W (405)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:31 pm
Voted yes. Thank you for caring and sharing Animae
 

Jackie T (32)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:34 pm
voted, thank you Kathleen
 

Jackie T (32)
Friday March 31, 2017, 7:42 pm
was able to vote 3 more times using chrome & microsoft edge and after cleaning out my cookies, etc using this cleaner which i really like
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
 

Natalie Gagnon (43)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:41 pm
Number 10 837. I voted YES and we are 49%
 

Christeen A (445)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:56 pm
Voted.
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 9:22 pm

I JUST GOT US IN THE LEAD!!!!!!

i clicked over 1,000 times, my right wrist/arm will never be the same!!!!
: ))))))
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 9:33 pm
THEY OVERTOOK ME, THERE'S TOO MANY OF THEM!!!


THEY ARE CHEATING!!!
CAN ANYONE HELP ME DO MULTIPLE CLICKS???
 

Animae C (512)
Friday March 31, 2017, 9:35 pm

WE ARE 50% THEY ARE 50%

I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN!
They are gaining!
 

Mandi T (408)
Friday March 31, 2017, 10:02 pm
Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
50%
No, trophy hunting should continue
50%
Thank you for voting!
Votes 22,982
 

Patricia E G (63)
Friday March 31, 2017, 10:33 pm
Noted
I have voted YES! - of course
All Trophy Hunting Should be ended and Outlawed ...Everywhere.
We have beautiful Brown bears here in Virginia. No one shoots them.
We have Deer Hunting Season. People eat Venison. Yuck : (
The score is :
11,475 - YES - 50%
NO - 50%
VOTES - 23,016
Thank you Kathleen &
Thank you Animae for the forward

 

Patricia E G (63)
Friday March 31, 2017, 10:49 pm
QUIZ:
What is a Pizzly?

The first documented evidence of a pizzly was in 2006 in
Canada Northwest Territories. Hybridization of Polar and
Grizzly bears is thought to be the result of the melting Artic
Ocean sea ice, where Polar bears live and hunt marine prey.
The thawing sea ice forces Polar bears onto land, where they
are more likely to encounter and mate with Grizzly bears, with
whom they are closely related. The off spring is called a Pizzly.


 

Katka Oelmann (279)
Friday March 31, 2017, 11:59 pm
Voted & sharing
YES 50%
NO 50%

Thank you for the forward AniMae
 

MmAway M (500)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 12:08 am
Sent off for friends ANIMAE, but tried to vote today and I was shut down!
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 12:45 am
Votes: 23,142 in favor of NO Trophy Hunting.
YES: 50%
NO: 50%
It seems that the YES and NO Votes are split even at the time when I voted NO to Trophy Hunting, today Saturday, 1 April 2017 at 12:07 Afghan Standard Time. We must make a concerted and a collective effort in order to win this Vote in favor of the beautiful Grizzly bears.
Thank you for kindly forwarding my friend Animae !
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 12:51 am
Correction: I Vote Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting.
 

Apolonia Pl (393)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 1:28 am
Voted. It's 50:50 for now...
 

Apolonia Pl (393)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 1:46 am
Votes 23,156 so far...
 

Beryl L (77)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:16 am
11,527 yes
11,654 no
The hunters are winning. Please share...we can't let this happen!
Thank you Animae
 

Danny van Huizen (37)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:21 am
Voted and noted.
 

Beryl L (77)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:26 am
shared all over. Please share!
 

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:37 am
❤️❤️Noted...Voted.❤️❤️

❤️Thank You...❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
 

Nita L (116)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:38 am
Noted, shared and voted yes.
Yes 50% 11,661 votes
No 50% 11,535 votes
Total 23,196
 

Beryl L (77)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:39 am
I hope the duplicate count don't matter since that might make us beat the cheaters

Sorry I meant to thank Kathleen
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:21 am

i got us up to 11,728 votes
No's are on 11,663 votes
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:40 am

Yes 11,930 votes 51%

No 11,666 votes 49%

 

Sylvie A (192)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:42 am
Noted, done & shared.
Thanks
 

Anne M (224)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:05 am
Thanks, AniMae. Yes votes are now leading..... :-)
 

kate K (481)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:34 am
voted too thank you Ani
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:51 am

Yes 12,411 votes 52%

No 11,682 votes 48%
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 4:59 am
Votes 24,095
Yes --- 52%
No --- 48%

Absolutely voted 'yes'!
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 6:24 am

Yes 13,111 votes 53%

No 11,751 votes 47%
 

Jeanne R (1208)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 7:03 am
Voted and noted. It's ABSOLUTELY long overdue to stop all trophy hunting!!! I tried clearing my browser history so that I could vote again but it didn't work..Will try again later. TY!
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 7:49 am
Yes, it is time to end Trophy Hunting 53%
No, trophy hunting should continue 47%

Thank you for voting!
Votes 25,341
 

Lisa M (14)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:31 am
Voted YES, it has always been time to end trophy hunting! It's also time to hunt the hunters and poach the poachers! Let's see how these human junk cowards hold up in a fair fight!
 

Charmaine S (38)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:34 am
Thank-You AniMae ....... I have "VOTED" and Shared !!!!

This Morning the Poll said 53% YES and 47% NO , I will try to Vote again and keep Sharing Too !!!!
 

Freya H (361)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:35 am
Good to see that Yes is now in the lead. Keep spreading the news - we have to keep garnering "Yes" votes till this poll closes.
 

Jim Ven (0)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 9:02 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10:01 am

Yes 14,070 votes 53%

No 12,300 votes 47%


 

Lisa Neste (205)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10:03 am

Thank you for voting! Voted yes, of course.
 

Heidi Walderra (168)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 11:08 am
Voted/Yes
 

MmAway M (500)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 11:13 am
Still 53# YES
47%NO
Wouldn't let me VOTE??!!
 

Jess B (125)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 11:49 am
How sad that the percentages are so close
 

Edwin M (346)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 1:36 pm
voted, thanks Kathleen and thanks AniMae for the forward
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (194)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:22 pm
tak
 

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:31 pm
I voted yes.
 

Vivian B (173)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:32 pm
Certainly signed YES!!! It's high time to STOP the trophy hunting of ALL species!
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 2:36 pm

Yes 14,183 votes 53%

No 12,553 votes 47%
 

Betty K Site Issues (304)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:14 pm
Hunting wildlife is so evil and should be banned!
 

Lone F (67)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:45 pm
Latest results
Yes 53%
No, trophy hunting should continue 47%
 

S J (130)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 3:53 pm
Thank you for voting!
Votes 26,912

14,324votes 53%
No, trophy hunting should continue
47%
 

Christine S (134)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 7:16 pm
YES!- yes is 54% currently
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 7:23 pm

Yes 14,845 votes 54%

No 12,743 votes 46%
 

Jackie T (32)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:07 pm
voted again .. thanks you Kathleen & Animae and all voting
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:11 pm
i'm taking a break!

Yes 15,100 votes 54%

No 12,812 votes 46%
 

Adeline W (17)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:15 pm
Of course voted YES. it is time to end trophy hunting.
 

Marie W (67)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10:33 pm
done
 

Sandra V (94)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 11:47 pm
Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
54%
No, trophy hunting should continue
46%
Thank you for voting!
Votes 28,202
 

Marco Baracca (41)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 4:14 am
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting

54%

No, trophy hunting should continue

46%
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 5:02 am

Yes 15,700 votes 55%

No 13,049 votes 45%
 

Angela K (380)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 5:35 am
Voted YES !

YES 15,722votes 55%
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 7:01 am

YES 16,103 votes 55%

NO 13,093 votes 45%
 

Mary T (356)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 8:13 am
voted Yes - thank you Kathleen and AniMae for forwarding

Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting 55%
No, trophy hunting should continue 45%
Thank you for voting!
 

José Rafael Cuerva Nunes (4)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 8:54 am
My vote: YES

Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting 55%
No, trophy hunting should continue 45%

VOTES: 29278....
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 12:23 pm
TOTAL VOTES: 29,503
YES:: 55%
NO: 45%
A ten point lead which great news !
 

Donna T (0)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 4:00 pm
thank you
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 4:46 pm
55% yes 55% no
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 4:47 pm
Typos 55% yes
45% no
 

Amanda G (0)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 6:56 pm
ty
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 7:11 pm

YES 16,603 votes 55%

NO 13,454 votes 45%
 

raleigh koritz (375)
Sunday April 2, 2017, 9:42 pm
NOTED SHARED SIGNED NO
 

Animae C (512)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:46 am
Raleigh you voted NO???
You want hunting to continue??
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday April 3, 2017, 9:03 am
The noes are at 45%. How disheartening and contemptible.
 

Kathleen W (0)
Monday April 3, 2017, 11:59 am
I am so sorry, everyone, that I was previously unable to express my profound gratitude for your extraordinary support to help ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in B.C.

Animae, I hope you know in your heart that the exceptional, positive impact you continue to have on so many issues is deeply - always - appreciated.

That said: Even though I empathize with everyone's outrage regarding any governing bodies' active encouragement of such indefensible, amoral butchery, I wonder if I would have posted this had I known that it would cause good people anxiety and stress.

I especially apologize to - and thank - you, Animae. Although your excitement at generating hundreds of votes at a time is incredibly endearing/makes me smile every time, I also feel terrible for inadvertently putting you on this emotional roller coaster, and monopolizing so much of your time, attention and energy.

And even though it isn't my fault: I'm also sorry that Care2 won't facilitate forwarding messages to established contacts. How needlessly labor-intensive and time-consuming. (Please let me know if I can send you a wrist brace! ; )))

Still, without your Herculean endeavors, there is no doubt in my mind that these fluctuating percentages would have stabilized very early on with the inaccurate viewpoint of continuing the trophy hunts.

I say "inaccurate" -- in spite of the fact that you (and others) were strongly influencing the figures -- because: For ten years, numerous surveys have consistently indicated that the majority of Canadians want the ban.

In September of 2015, an online survey of representative provincial samples among 1,003 adult British Columbians and 590 adult Albertans discovered that 91% of British Columbians and 84% of Albertans say they oppose hunting animals for sport.

Killing animals for their fur is also particularly unpopular in the two provinces, with 81% of British Columbians and 75% of Albertans saying they oppose the practice.

The findings are in spite of the fact that large majorities of residents in these two Canadian provinces are supportive of eating animals (85% in BC, 88% in AB) and hunting animals for meat (73% in BC, 81% in AB). [1]

It should be noted that the most recent results (released two days before the April first start of 2017's spring hunt) are based on only 400 voters' responses. While it did not canvass the opinion of residents in the northern part of the province, it did include five constituencies - all of which are Liberal ridings.

Also, this latest poll was conducted on behalf of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association - an ecotourism group.

Nevertheless, this particular poll did succeed in debunking the myth that British Columbians in rural areas are largely in favor of trophy hunting the bears when, in fact, nearly three out of every four voters are actually opposed.

“The message is: For a long time, the politicians have been saying people in the cities don’t like trophy hunting of grizzly bears, but the people in the Interior who really know about bears are in favour. This blows that notion out of the water,” said Association spokesman Julius Strauss. [2]

The main thing for all of us to keep in mind is that, ultimately, the power to end trophy hunting grizzly bears in B.C. is in the voters' hands on May 9.

With all my heart, thank you one and all for your participation...With very special thanks to Animae for not only getting the word out, but also, for her phenomenal, oh-so-determined exertion on behalf of this campaign. xo

BTW: Surprisingly, I was still able to sign almost all of your posted petitions against greyhound racing, Animae...including your well-written one. Thank you!!!


[1] http://www.insightswest.com/news/british-columbians-and-albertans-condemn-trophy-hunting/

[2] https://www.google.com/amp/vancouversun.com/news/local-news/new-poll-shows-74-per-cent-of-rural-british-columbians-oppose-grizzly-trophy-hunt/amp
 

Kathleen W (0)
Monday April 3, 2017, 12:11 pm
Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
54%
No, trophy hunting should continue
46%
Thank you for voting!
Votes 30,913

👍 😃 👏 🐴
 

Animae C (512)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:45 pm
Absolutely no anxiety & stress on my part Sweetie, i have another page open to the poll & vote while i'm doing other C2 work.
xOx
 

Animae C (512)
Monday April 3, 2017, 5:47 pm
They snuck up again while i was sleeping!!

YES 17,018 votes 54%

NO 14,381 votes 46%
 

Animae C (512)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 5:02 am

YES 17,777 votes 55%

NO 14,485 votes 45%
 

Animae C (512)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 5:58 am

YES 18,016 votes 55%

NO 14,494 votes 45%
 

Kathleen W (0)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 9:43 am
You're unstoppable, Animae. You remind me of Eldad (Hope for Paws)...I can't imagine either one of you ever giving up ~ even if a successful outcome seems improbable.

Soooo glad we're on the same side. Otherwise, I'd just surrender if I had to compete against you. 😉

hugs
 

Kathleen W (0)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Out of curiosity, I went to Raleigh's profile page.

I seriously doubt that she's in favor of trophy hunting. : )
 

Sherri Martin (78)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:19 pm
Noted, Voted and Shared to Facebook
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:39 pm
YES 18,040
NO: 14,616
55% YES
45% NO

Dear friends - While the YES votes are 10% higher and no significant changes since yesterday, there seems to be a slight sustained momentum in favor of YES votes. Keep up the great work everyone! You are all so caring and dedicated!
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:53 pm
I am pretty sure that our friend Raleigh meant to say NO to Trophy Hunting and voted YES. I made the same error in my writing which you can see some threads above on Saturday, 1 April 2017. I corrected it 6 minutes later. It is called the "Freudian Slip" :(
 

Animae C (512)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 6:35 am

YES 18,700 votes 56%

NO 14,821 votes 44%
 

Scooby Snacks (96)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 7:09 am
Yes, it's time to end trophy hunting
56%
No, trophy hunting should continue
44%
Thank you for voting!
Votes 33,525

Thanks for sharing Ani Nae Chi

 

William Away Barratt (49)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 11:12 am
Voted Thank you Animae for sharing
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 1:50 pm
Yes, it's time to end trophy hunting: 56%
18,766 votes
No, trophy hunting should continue: 46%
14,862 votes
The above is of my last check at 01:22 HRS afghan Standard Time on Thursday, 6 April 2017.

Keep it up dear friend !
 

Animae C (512)
Wednesday April 5, 2017, 5:24 pm

YES 18,882 votes

NO 14,875 votes
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday April 6, 2017, 5:30 pm

YES 19,165 votes

NO 14,956 votes
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Thursday April 6, 2017, 9:59 pm
Dear Aniimae and all friends here - I have requested many other good Souls to vote YES. Thus far, the YES (we) are edging ahead.
Last check was at 9:28 AM Afghan Standard Time today, Friday 7th of April 2017.
 

Animae C (512)
Friday April 7, 2017, 8:27 am

YES 19,501 votes 57%

NO 14,985 votes 43%
 

Animae C (512)
Friday April 7, 2017, 5:38 pm

YES 20,000 votes 57%

NO 14,994 votes 53%
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 8:44 am

YES 20,500 votes 58%

NO 15,010 votes 42%
 

fahad Al fahad (134)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 4:25 pm
i voted yes ty Animae for sharing :)
Votes 35,569
yes 58%
no 42%
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 7:41 pm

i just posted this Kathleen, i know you will be seething like me!!!

hannover zoo subjects its Elephants to torture for circus-like shows!!!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/830217428/4046566
 

Animae C (512)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 8:53 pm

YES 21,000 votes 58%

NO 15,031 votes 42%

 

Mostapha Z (279)
Saturday April 8, 2017, 10:36 pm
Dear Animae and friends - Keep up the good work. The YES vote is ahead by a margin 16%. We have to take into consideration a margin of at least 3% of minus and plus.
Wishing you all a Blessed Sunday.
 

Tj H (14)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 1:57 am
Should grizzly bear trophy hunting be ended in B.C.?
Yes, it is time to end trophy hunting
58%
No, trophy hunting should continue
42%
Thank you for voting!
.
don't understand why this is even a question, that "Any" would want to continue killing just for trophy, says all you need to know about Man.
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 8:13 am

YES 22,000 votes 59%

NO 15,034 votes 41%
 

jan l (96)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 8:13 pm
Oh my I just wrote a (long, as usual) post, click "submit" and whoooosh the page disappeared. My vote on the site went through, but I'm sad my post here flew away. I'll be voting each day as well. Thanks for inviting us to join forces with you. Hugs and blessings .. jan.
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 9:22 pm

YES 22,611 votes 60%

NO 15,060 votes 40%
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 9, 2017, 10:15 pm

YES 23,031 votes 60%
 

Animae C (512)
Monday April 10, 2017, 6:38 am

YES 23,453 votes 61%

NO 15,065 votes 39%
 

Animae C (512)
Tuesday April 11, 2017, 5:17 am

YES 24,000 votes 61%

NO 15,088 votes 39%
 

Animae C (512)
Wednesday April 12, 2017, 5:35 pm
It seems we have won this one YAY!!!!

YES 24,242 votes 62%
NO 15,117 votes 38%

i'll keep checking back now & then to do some more votes.
Let me know if you notice the NO votes escalate before i do Kathleen.
xOx
 

Animae C (512)
Sunday April 16, 2017, 6:50 am

YES 25,101 votes 62%

NO 15,161 votes 38%
 

Animae C (512)
Thursday April 27, 2017, 7:22 am

YES 25,131 votes 62%

NO 15,215 votes 38%
 

Animae C (512)
Monday May 1, 2017, 8:36 am

YES 25,142 votes 62%

NO 15,225 votes 38%
 

Mostapha Z (279)
Friday May 19, 2017, 12:31 am
YES = 63%
NO= 38%
As of 19 May 2017
 
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