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Minnesota Wolves Still in Danger

August 23, 2012
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BACKGROUND

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is allowing bowhunters and trappers to kill up to 400 gray wolves across the state. Gray wolves lost federal protections under the Endangered Species Act earlier this year, so the fate of these animals now lies in the state’s hands. Wolves in Minnesota need your voice today!

Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting. Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded animals. Many animals are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries. Trapping is just as horrific. Snares and steel-jaw traps (even rubber-coated ones) cause immense distress and pain. Terrified, animals often injure themselves in their frantic struggles to escape (many even chew off their own limbs). Animals caught by their necks can slowly suffocate. These traps also pose a definitive risk to nontarget wildlife. Regardless of the killing method used, families are then torn apart, and young and weak animals starve or die of dehydration.

Please politely contact Minnesota officials and urge them to halt plans to bowhunt and trap and kill wolves—and then forward this message widely! If you are a Minnesota resident, please consider contacting your legislators. Let them know that you oppose the killing of wolves in Minnesota!


WHOM TO CONTACT

500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040

(651) 296-6157
(888) 646-6367
info.dnr@state.mn.us

TTY: (651) 296-5484
TTY: (800) 657-3929


PETITION

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SUBJECT

Please Do Away With Bowhunting and Trapping of Wolves


SAMPLE MESSAGE

Dear Officials,

I was shocked to learn that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to allow bowhunters and trappers to kill recently delisted wolves. Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting. Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded animals. Many animals are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries.

Trapping is just as horrific. Snares and steel-jaw traps (even rubber-coated ones) cause immense distress and pain. Terrified, animals often injure themselves in their frantic struggles to escape (many even chew off their own limbs). Animals caught by their necks can slowly suffocate. These traps also pose a definitive risk to nontarget wildlife. Regardless of the killing method used, families are then torn apart, and young and weak animals starve or die of dehydration.

Please halt all cruel bowhunting and trapping of wolves and explore control methods that are humane and effective.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME



this is what you are destroying:
The wolf spirit
The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song
One can feel it forever, it is never too long
The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds

Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud
The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain
In all four of our seasons, without any disdain
The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high
Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky
The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth
It will live forever, no one can measure its worth

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


4 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 24, 2012 3:23 am

    this is what you are destroying:
    The wolf spirit
    The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song
    One can feel it forever, it is never too long
    The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds

    Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud
    The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain
    In all four of our seasons, without any disdain
    The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high
    Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky
    The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth
    It will live forever, no one can measure its worth

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  2. August 24, 2012 12:53 pm

    Reblogged this on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.

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