Miley Cyrus is in Canada – and not for a concert appearance either.
The American pop start was spotted in BC this weekend after the she spoke out against the province’s wolf cull.
As we highlighted last week with Pamela Anderson’s involvement, BC is in the second year of a controversial plan to save its endangered caribou by killing kill about 200 wolves via using sharpshooters in helicopters.
Last week, Cyrus took to Instagram to urge her followers – all 28 million of them – to sign a petition organized by Pacific Wild, a B.C. conservation group.
On Saturday, Spirit Bear Adventures, which offers wildlife tours in the Great Bear Rainforest, posted photos of Cyrus with the caption:
“Spirit Bear Lodge welcomes Miley Cyrus to our traditional territory to help protect wolves and bears. You rock Miley! Thanks for your support. The kids loved singing with you and showing you our bears!! You’re always welcome in Kitasoo/Xaixais territory.”
Some locals even got to jam with Cyrus. They sang a traditional composition together called “The Challenge Song” to the beat of a native drum.
An Instagram video shows Cyrus saying “Hello Klemtu!” (Klemtu is a community of about 500 people on B.C.’s central coast.)
In response to Cyrus, Premier Christy Clark said she didn’t think the American singer knew enough about the province’s environmental plan to be jumping into the debate. She also turned the focus to twerking.
“If we need help on our twerking policy in the future, perhaps we can go and seek her advice,” said Clark.
At any rate, the fact that people like Miley Cyrus and Pamela Anderson are on board at least draws mass attention to a cause we should all care about, and care to know more about.
And, in our opinion, Premier Clark should probably take some advice on the power of social media before she speaks out against one of its most important players – especially when it comes to harming animals…