VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 17/99 -- The Humane Society of Canada has been carrying out a four-year investigation into killing grounds located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and other parts of Canada. "In our opinion, these macho men are nothing more than brutal cowards. Their lives are so empty that the only way they can feel better is by shooting a helpless wild animal trapped inside a fenced in compound," said a disgusted Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for The Humane Society of Canada.


For example it costs $ 20,000 to blow a gaping hole in a bighorn sheep. You can kill a penned up musk ox for $ 10,000. Some of the animals are even listed as endangered species on the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species to which Canada is a long time signatory.


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[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

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