Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pop Star Miley Cyrus Joins Campaign to Protect B.C.'S Grizzly Bears

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Pop Star Miley Cyrus Joins Campaign to Protect B.C.'S Grizzly Bears

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Singer Miley Cyrus joins battle against bear hunt

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DENNY ISLAND, B.C. - Pop star Miley Cyrus has added some high-profile clout to the latest awareness campaign launched by a British Columbia-based environmental group seeking a total ban on grizzly hunting across the province.

Pacific Wild has released an online video featuring Cyrus performing a haunting rendition of Teddy Bears' Picnic.

As she sings, the camera pans across majestic scenery devoid of animals except for a leaping salmon and sounds of bird song.

Pacific Wild executive director Ian McAllister says the online campaign was prompted by the B.C. government's announcement of an impending ban on bear trophy hunting, while still permitting bear hunting for food.

The ban is due to take effect next year, but McAllister says there's concern that hunters will circumvent it by removing a small amount of the meat and claiming the entire kill, including the head and pelt, as food. …

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