Researcher John Kitchin has come up with an imaginative way to highlight the difference between bear viewing (good) and trophy hunting grizzlies (very, very bad).
He is getting guests and staff at Knight Inlet Lodge to have their photo taken holding both the camera they used to "shoot" the bear and a picture of the bear they "shot". The idea is to share that photo with as many people as possible via twitter using the hashtag #ishotagrizzlybear and #stopthehunt in the tweet. He is also encouraging everyone to share it on Facebook, Instagram and any other way they can come up with.
The best thing about this is while everyone "shot" their grizzly bear it is STILL ALIVE FOR THE NEXT PERSON TO ENJOY!!! Need we say more?
To see some of the photos you can go to the stop-the-hunt Facebook page or join Knight Inlet Lodges twitter feed knightinlet. we are hoping this idea will really take off and help to bring more attention to our goal of stopping the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia.