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Save Wyoming’s Wolves

from Defenders of Wildlife

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the new Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe announced details of Wyoming’s wolf management plan that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across the state, reports Defenders of Wildlife.

It is no mystery that wolf preservation has been in the spotlight and is a controversial issues. Farmers and private land owners claim that wolves kill their livestock which gives the state imperatives to eliminate some of the wolf population. While this may be a temporary solution, it is a cruel and unnecessary one, since there seems to be other ways to control this issue. Wolves remain in the decline, even as they have flourished over the last decade since reintroduction in this region. In Alaska, Sarah Palin and the state offers bounty for $150 per wolf killed. Wolves are chased down to exhaustion by helicopters, poisoned, trapped. Pups are left in dens to die, and sometimes, hunters seek them out and shoot all the pups on site. “this is not only unethical, it undermines the continued recovery of (wolves)” and “sabotage wolf migration from Wyoming to Colorado, Utah and other areas where wolves have historically made their homes.”

Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service that you’re outraged by this in Wyoming. Call the Service at 1-800-344-WILD (9453)

And note this: there has never been a recorded instance where wolves killed humans UNPROVOKED. There is a lot of misunderstanding about how wolves are evil – they are severely misrepresented. And as they are at the top of the food chain, are essential to the natural order of the species. Think deers are overrunning the wild? Well, if you kill the wolves, then we would have a bigger problem, and that would mean, more hunting, more unnecessary, killings of deers and other wildlife.

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More Yellowstone Wolves Killed

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It is disturbing to me to recently learned that wildlife INSIDE Yellowstone National park, a protected piece of territory by the U.S. allows the Dept of Fish and Game to approve the killing of wildlife, especially wolves, an endangered specie. The misinterpretation of why wolves need to be killed for the sake of farming in nearby territories and controlling of population is absurd.

The killing of a top predator in any wild territory can have devastating chain reaction for the rest of the foodchain and wildlife. People don’t realize that, if you kill off the predators, that will contribute to the overpopulation of animals down the food chain, and like a domino effect, more of them will need to be eradicated because there is no more top predator to control that population.

It is true that everyday, a wolf or a wolve pack, including PUPS are cruelly killed in the Northwest. Recently, more than 60 wolves in the family, have been killed in Idaho and Montana, including Yellowstone’s famed Cottonwood Pack and a radio-collared female from Idaho’s Phantom Hill Pack. This time, they’ve left the newborn pups to die and starve through the coming brutal winter months in that region.

Please take action by and learning more, or donate to the Defenders of Wildlife.

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