Goodall Part of Grizzly Protest
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 17, 2018
Wyoming’s upcoming grizzly hunt has caught the attention of some well-known environmentalists.
Jane Goodall, 84-year-old environmentalist and a primatologist known for her work with chimpanzees, is one of a large group of conservationists who is buying chances to win a Wyoming hunting license for this fall’s grizzly bear season. But according to an article in National Geographic, she never intends to go through with the hunt.
Goodall is teaming up with 78-year-old Cynthia Moss, who is famous for fighting elephant poachers in Africa. But they say theirs is an act of civil disobedience. The magazine reports that Goodall and Moss are protesting Wyoming’s first legalized hunt in 44 years , which comes one year after the grizzly was removed from federal protection.
The Wyoming Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the measure two months ago.
The campaign against the planned trophy hunting, called “Shoot ‘em With A Camera, Not A Gun,” has gained steam, mainly among women, National Geographic reported. The plan is to overload the state’s hunting lottery system with applications from nonhunters. Those who receive one of the 22 permits will head to the mountains when the season starts, armed with a camera rather than a gun.