Posts Tagged 'Lesley Fox'

Problem persists

Lesley Fox on Metro Vancouver’s approach to beavers.

Make no mistake, cruel trapping is happening right here in our own backyards. Some of the worst offenders include the municipalities of Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows. Keep in mind traps not only kill beavers, but they have the potential to kill other wildlife and even our pets.

But despite years of local beaver trapping, the problem persists. This is largely because trapping is just a Band-Aid solution. No matter how much trapping is done, attractive habitat and an ongoing food source mean more beavers will return to the area.

Do or die

Dissection is the only option in Burnaby School District #41.

I have posted previously about Lesley Fox’s efforts to help high-school students who oppose animal dissections. This week, I received the following email from her:

Dear Friends,

The Burnaby School District #41 has chosen NOT to adopt a student choice policy regarding animal dissection.

This means that any student in that district who chooses to refuse animal dissection could receive a failing grade, be denied an alternative or be forced to participate – it would be up to the individual teacher . . .


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