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Miley Cyrus Treks To Canada To Raise Awareness About The Wolf Cull — Says Sometimes She Can't Believe She's Not A Biologist!
Well that would be quite the career change!
But honestly, it wouldn't surprise us in the slightest. Miley Cyrus is such a huge animal advocate that we could totally see her making the switch one day.
But for right now, she knows she needs to be the voice for her furry friends.
The pop princess has been speaking out on social media about the wolf cull in British Columbia, Canada a lot lately, but she and her brother Braison recently took a trip up to the Great Bear Rainforest to visit scientists and activists and get an up-close glimpse at the wildlife the government is trying to regulate.
Canadian officials are hoping to increase the number of wolves killed this year, in order to protect the endangered caribou population.
So, Miley joined forces with Pacific Wild to raise awareness about the cull and how she thinks it should be stopped. While she was there, she explained that sometimes she gets upset that her career is in music and not animal research, saying:
"I can't believe I'm not a biologist and I'm a pop star. That's ridiculous."
But, she says the two drastically different professions are actually connected, because her fame provides a platform for the researchers, adding:
"What I do is really unimportant, but if I didn't do those things then I wouldn't have the voice that I have to be the megaphone for what these amazing people have researched for so long and can teach me."
And as that megaphone, she released a statement saying:
"When I first spoke out, I knew in my heart that the wolf cull was wrong. But after this visit, I know science is on my side, not just on the wolf cull, but also on the trophy hunt issue. Both are unsustainable and both are horrific. Both have to end."
On Monday, she shared a snap from her trip (above) on Instagram, and used the caption to once again spread the message about wildlife preservation, writing:
"I may have left B.C. for now but my heart is still very much there…. Along with the grizzlies that when I first locked eyes with changed me forever & the wolves that sing such beautiful songs calling out for one another…. But the hearts of everyone in this photo (John & Mary Theberge, Carl Safina, Ian McAllister, April Bencze, Douglas Neasloss, and my brother Braison) the people of First Nations and caring humans of B.C. will be broken if these amazing creatures are no longer apart of the #GreatBearRainforest… On this adventure something was confirmed that us lovers of nature and all that it brings to this planet already know but unfortunately so many don't understand… WE ARE THESE ANIMALS (if you ever see the bottom of a bears feet as he climbs to shore after catching breakfast you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, I also learned on this trip I have quite the grizzly foot fetish!) …. What separates us from the animals and the land we want to protect is our vocal ability and freedom of speech. It is our responsibility to give the GBR & all the animals it provides a home for a voice! Not only have I fallen head over heels in love with BC but I am completely enamored with @pacificwild and all they do to protect this magnificent place #savebcwolves #stoptrophyhunting"
Pacific Wild documented Miley's visit to the rainforest, captured her wise words about saving animals, and showed her exctiement at getting up-close and personal with some grizzly bears! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
Way to go, Miley!
[Image via Miley Cyrus/Instagram.]