Friday, May 2, 2008

wolves being slaughtered

from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund:

The government-sanctioned massacre of wolves is now under way.

A mere 30 days after the Bush Administration stripped Yellowstone's wolves of their Endangered Species protection, the Northern Rockies have been turned into a killing field.

Thirty-seven wolves are already dead. Hundreds more are being targeted by Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, which have waited years for this chance to put their plans for extermination into action.

But today there is reason for hope: America's best wildlife legal team is riding to the rescue.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) -- and 11 other groups -- filed suit this week in federal court to stop the killing and restore the wolf's desperately needed Endangered Species protection.

The court action comes not a moment too soon. Eyewitness reports of the latest wolf-killing rampage have been heartbreaking to people all over the world who care about wildlife.

On the very day that these wolves lost their Endangered Species protection, a crippled wolf named "Limpy," one of the most photographed wolves in Yellowstone's famous Druid Peak pack, was shot to death when he ventured outside the park.

Another wolf was stalked for over 35 miles by snowmobile before being overtaken and shot. Another was found dead on the side of the highway, his still-warm body torn apart by bullets.

And, tragically, at least four female wolves have been killed just prior to the denning season, which could doom some of the region's wolf pups.

Wolves simply cannot outrun these relentless attacks. Their last, best hope now rests with the life-saving reprieve that NRDC is seeking in federal court.

As NRDC presses the legal fight, broadcast the wolf's plight and mobilize America against the Bush Administration's heartless, wolf-killing policy. You can help by telling Congress to ban the poisoning of gray wolves and other wildlife.


Patry Francis said...

Thanks for this, Maryanne! I let my voice be heard.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Mary-Anne,
I have also elected to be heard. I grew up in Wisconsin when wolves were rare. I only heard them howl when deep in the Boundary Waters. To read now in Wisconsin as well, because wolves have been removed from the Endangered list, there is a ground swell to open a hunting season on them fills me with despair. Cheers for this post and I look forward to reading your blog.
Ka kite,

Please wake up said...

Wolves were eliminated from our landscape many years ago for good reason. I hope one comes to your neck of the woods and you feel the threat. I hope you do not have to watch a pack of wolves devour your pet or worse still, and for the reason they were eliminated, a loved one. They are not pets, they are not fearful of people nor your pets. Once the wildlife is eliminated by the expansion of wolf territories, they will be after your pets, and when those become rare, after the elderly and children - the helpless. Wolves hunt in packs. One or more wolf will bit the rear end of a dog while one or more wolf grabs the head. They pull the animal apart while others eat it while it is alive. If you do not believe me, PLEASE do some research. Dreamers....wolves are not noble!

Please wake up said...
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Maryanne Stahl said...

No, they are not pets, nor should they be. They live in the wilderness. By what right do we "eliminate" a species?

I did see my pet torn apart, thank you, in my own backyard. She was a beautiful, peaceful Birman cat and was slaughtered by pitbulls--my neighbor's pets.