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Wolves Wiped out in Washington State

This sad news has just been released by the Center for Biological Diversity:

“More grim news out of Washington state: Snipers have killed four more wolves — three adults and a female pup. The Profanity Peak wolf pack family has been shattered, reduced to just one adult struggling to care for the four surviving four-month-old pups.

The killing of this pack — which, once it’s done, will have wiped out 12 percent of the wild wolves in the state — has been authorized by Washington’s wildlife agency despite evidence that a rancher placed his cattle right over the pack’s den. Robert Weilgus, director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University, told reporters that “This livestock operator elected to put his livestock directly on top of their den site; we have pictures of cows swamping it.” We can’t allow this kind of provocation to keep leading to state-sanctioned wolf slaughter.”

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Profanity Peak Wolf Pack To Be Culled By Washington Wildlife Officials

The Killing of the Profanity Peak Wolf Pack

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No Chance for Life when Money Is Involved

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photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Farmers in Oregon reported the death of four of their calves and a sheep to the authorities. That meant the death penalty for a family of wolves, the alleged killers. The “eye for an eye” killings of the wolves were executed; father, mother and two children were shot and killed by officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The farmers did not mourn their dead animals because of their bond to four living beings, but because their property had been destroyed. The wolves had no chance of surviving their deeds, even though it could be argued that they had simply followed their survival instincts.

“The bullet he’d been dodging for many years finally caught up with the great Oregon wolf, OR4, on March 31. In the early afternoon, officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot to death the patriarch of the Imnaha Pack from a helicopter over Wallowa County, an area where gray wolves dispersing from Idaho first began returning to Oregon, where they’d been killed off in the mid-20th century. Shot along with OR4 was his likely pregnant partner, OR 39, known as Limpy for an injured and badly healed leg, and their two young offspring.

The animals were shot after state wildlife officials determined that they killed four calves and a sheep on private pastureland on the fringes of the pack’s territory in northeast Oregon.”

You can read more here:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/04/02/oregon-just-killed-family-wolves?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2016-04-04

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Do We Need More Than Six Wolves?

Photo: McDonald Wildlife Photographer, HSUS

Photo: McDonald Wildlife Photographer, HSUS

There still are several states in the United States where wolves live. This is actually quite surprising, since they nearly had been hunted down to extinction. Only a very few were left and, thanks to public awareness, the wolf population has grown again.

If you live in Michigan or know someone in Michigan, please let them know that there is a chance to save the lives of wolves in this state.

“On November 4, Michigan voters will decide whether wolves live or die.

In 1974, just six wolves remained in Michigan.

They had been hunted for bounties, poisoned and driven to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, at this critical moment, they were listed under the Endangered Species Act, and wolves were finally protected. It has taken nearly 40 years to restore the population.

But wolves are once again caught in the crosshairs. Recently stripped of their federal protections, state by state has opened fire on wolves.

We did not save the wolves from extinction just so the trophy hunters and fur trappers would have more of them to kill.”

Please read more, reblog, spread the word

http://keepwolvesprotected.com

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Good News: Wyoming Wolves Protected Under The Endangered Species Act

Photo: Jess Lee

Photo: Jess Lee

It is wonderful to share some good news:

“A federal judge ruled that Wyoming wolves must once again be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Today, it is no longer legal in Wyoming to shoot wolves on sight, chase them down with vehicles, or gas wolf pups in their dens—all of which were permissible under Wyoming’s flawed wolf management scheme.”

You can read more here

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/us/protection-for-wolves-is-restored-in-wyoming.html?_r=0

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-09-23-2014.html

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Sad News Update: Pack Mother Wolf Killed

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

How do you kill a pack of wolves with one shot? Shoot the pack leader, the mother wolf.

The horror of this is that not only is the pack leader dead but that most of the other wolves will die slowly and painfully.

“Washington wildlife officials have determined that the wolf they killed last week was the Huckleberry Pack’s alpha female. It’s devastating news: This killing could shatter the structure of the entire pack and her orphaned pups may face starvation this winter.”

 

Read more here

http://www.defendersblog.org/2014/09/wolf-weekly-wrap-48/

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/09/04/losing-alpha-female-threatens-pack-survival/15102151/

http://www.spokesman.com/outdoors/stories/2014/sep/05/officials-sheep-attacking-wolf-packs-alpha-female/

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Saved For Now: Huckleberry Wolf Pack

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Due to the public´s outcry the governor of the state of Washington stopped the killing of the wolf pack known as the Huckleberry Pack. Several organizations have helped in this fight for the lives of the wolves, one of them being the Center for Biological Diversity.

“We breathed a sigh of relief this weekend as officials in Washington state finally called off the hunt for the Huckleberry wolf pack. The pack, hounded by helicopter snipers and trappers on the ground, faced the very real possibility of being destroyed within a matter of days.”

Thank to all who have helped so far!

You can read more here

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-08-28-2014.html

https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2167/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=11462&track=E1409_EEO2

 

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Shooting Wolves for Fun?

Photo: Serdar Ukun

Photo: Serdar Ukun

Humans have been hunters and gatherers for many thousand years. To survive, it was necessary to hunt and only the fittest would survive. The fittest hunters as well as the fittest hunted. Nowadays, no animal has a chance against the weaponry used by hunters. But nowadays, humans hunt for pleasure, not out of necessity.

“A hunters’ rights organization in Idaho wants to turn the killing of wolves into a contest. A request has been made to hold a predator-killing derby every five years. If passed, it could mean disaster for local wolf populations.”

 

Please read more and sign the petition here

http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/DOW-BLMPredator?origin=ETE_082214_DOW-BLMPredator_F&utm_source=email&utm_medium=envirota&utm_campaign=DOW-BLMPredator&utm_term=20140822&utm_content=F

 

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