Miley Cyrus went deep into the forests of British Columbia, Canada to help save wolves. Miley Cyrus hopes her star power will increase pressure on the government to stop its killing of the local creatures. She and her brother Braison ventured into wolf and grizzly bear territory to investigate the situation and bring attention to the matter.
Pacific Wild director Ian McAllister hosted Cyrus on the wild outdoor journey. He spoke about Cyrus’s visit to CTV News.
“It was a beautiful sunny day in a beautiful estuary, and they took her out bear viewing, sang some traditional songs, and shared with Miley how important the bears and the wolves are to their culture and to their future.”
British Columbia’s top politician, Premier Christy Clark, has criticized Cyrus for getting involved in the region’s decisions. Clark reasons that to protect endangered caribou, the killing must go on. Lessening the wolf population allows caribou to get an edge on their would-be hunters.
But Cyrus continues to speak out on the shooting of wolves from helicopters hovering above the Rocky Mountains. The wolf cull is part of a five-year plan to lessen the wolf population.
But Miley supports the position of others in the region, like wolf biologists and the Kitasoo/Xais’Xai First Nation, native peoples who call the region their home. Those opposed to the government’s plan say loss of habitat is the real issue, not wolves and bears.
McAllister shared with the CBC how distraught he and others are over British Columbia’s plans.
“The government of British Columbia is waging war on wildlife, and it should come as no surprise that their policies are garnering international scrutiny and condemnation.”
Miley has worked to garner support and save wolves on her social media channels. Miley’s efforts have led to a massive number of new supporters heading to the Pacific Wild’s website in support of the organization’s efforts.
Miley Cyrus released her last Album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, on August 30 for free. The album was a collaboration with rock band the Flaming Lips. Miley released the album independently following a performance of one the songs included in the album at the MTV Video Music Awards this year.
Despite the title of the last album, Cyrus is looking to see less animals killed in the world. Her star power has forced the government of the Pacific coast Canadian province to take notice. Miley Cyrus has shown the world a side of her much different from the twerking and wild costumes.
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