New Democrat invites Miley Cyrus to B.C. to jump into wolf-caribou debate

Miley Cyrus and her brother Braison in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest last month. (Photo credit: Pacific Wild).

VICTORIA — A provincial politician from British Columbia's Interior is inviting superstar Miley Cyrus to take her wrecking ball to the ongoing wolf cull in her region and save caribou.

The B.C. government shot 84 wolves last year, saying the animals pose an immediate threat to the survival of caribou herds in the Kootenays and northeastern B.C.'s Peace regions.

But the cull drew the attention of Cyrus who urged millions of her Instagram and Twitter followers to call for a halt to the cull and visited B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest recently.

New Democrat Michelle Mungall who represents the Kootenay riding of Nelson-Creston in the legislature is inviting Cyrus to visit her region, too.

She says Cyrus's powerful voice may be able to save wolves and caribou.

Environmental and conservation groups say natural resource development has destroyed and encroached upon caribou habitat and wolves are now the scapegoat.

The Canadian Press

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