WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Wildlife Federation is stepping up its calls to crack down on spotlighting in Manitoba.
The Federation has been running the NightWatch campaign since 2015, calling on the Province to ban spotlighting in
Rob Olson with the MWF says it’s a huge problem.
“We have a lot of members who are cattle producers around rural Manitoba. Some of these folks, in places like Fisher Branch where the cattle producers have a lot of elk coming out on their land. In some cases are getting spotlighted by different crews, two, three, maybe even four times per night.”
Olson added, he also wants a greater government investment in conservation officers and rural law enforcement.
Spotlighting is the action of taking a high power light to an animal at night, and stunning the animal.