Animals wandering into urban areas used to be relocated, but now they will be destroyed after a policy change for cougars and wolves
There’s growing controversy over BC’s cougars and wolf policy.
In the past, when animals wandered into urban areas, as many as possible were relocated.
But that’s no longer the case.
It was in April of this year that the government’s policy on relocating cougars and wolves changed.
The policy states no cougars or wolves will be relocated and instead will be destroyed.
The exception is juvenile cougars.
In that case, they could be kept captive permanently rather than being released back into the wild.