I would like to make some comments on the recent situation with the wolverine.
This is not a laughing matter, especially to those of us who have lost their cats. To a lot of people they are like our children and we look after them. They are not feral cats.
This has been going on since April – my own cat missing since May 8- and it goes on and on.
After many many calls to Conservation in Terrace and Victoria we managed to get a trap. It was a bear trap because they didn’t have a wolverine trap. Needless to say they caught two bears which were destroyed.
They were not problem bears.
The trap has now been modified and put elsewhere. There have been three wolverines sighted all together which probably means there are at least four.
Joanne Monaghan has tried tirelessly to help in this matter for us cat owners and gets the usual stick by some people.
Conservation Officers are strapped themselves, covering a vast area of land – wolves in Rupert, grizzlies in New Aiansh and so on and so on. We need a part-time Conservation Officer in Kitimat.
There were 83 cats missing up to yesterday – the wolverine has been seen all over town. These are dangerous animals and very vicious.
Apparently they do not or have not, up to now, been a threat to adults. But children are not adults – they could be with their cat or small dog and I would not like to see anything happen to any child.
You people out there who are cat haters have your opinion but there are ways to stop them from being a nuisance, humanely.
I love the wildlife and we live in the North and can expect a lot of it, but treated with respect we can all live together.
After 30 years in this community we have never had a wolverine around so this is something new and why are they coming into town?
Now to the council meeting held on Monday, August 15.
Councillor Halyk wants to celebrate the wolverine – what an insensitive man you are. Councillor Gottchling is upset because all of the talk of the wolverine is going to frighten retirement people away. Well councillor, they will not be frightened off by the wolverine.
On the other hand, it will certainly make people think twice because of the childish behaviour that some of you councillors have shown over the last three years. Let’s hope the November election will bring a more positive change. Speaking of the election, I am a British landed immigrant so I can’t vote for anyone so I am not taking sides.
All I care about are the animals and the children.