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Help Stop the Federal Wolf Killing Plan

October 3, 2010

Immediate, US friends, please sign:
Help Stop the Federal Wolf Killing Plan

BACKGROUND

The federal Wildlife Services agency (a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) is the primary wolf-killer in the United States — and now wants to expand their wolf-killing operations… even in the face of a court ruling restoring protections to these iconic animals.

Wildlife Services plans to work with Idaho officials to eliminate up to 80 percent of the wolves in central Idaho by land and from the air. Their plan also includes killing entire packs — including gassing helpless wolf pups in their dens — and surgically sterilizing alpha wolf pairs.

Help stop the killing. Urge President Obama’s Secretary of the Department of Agriculture to nix the planned wolf slaughter and rein in Wildlife Services.

MESSAGE TEXT

I am writing today to speak out against Wildlife Services’ outrageous plans to drastically expand the types of lethal methods used to kill federally protected wolves.

The latest plan outlined in Wildlife Services’ Draft Environmental Assessment Gray Wolf Damage Management in Idaho discards science-based management and harkens back to the days of the agency’s wholesale slaughter of wolves and other native predators.

The plan calls for killing off entire packs by tracking and shooting them from the air, gassing pups and their mothers in their dens and even calls for alpha wolf pairs to be surgically sterilized.

The gassing of pups in their dens and sterilization are inappropriate for a species listed under the Endangered Species Act. These methods do not represent responsible wildlife management for the 21st century. In addition, the use of gas is not even currently legal and likely would not be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the Environmental Protection Agency.

The wolf-killing methods outlined in the Environmental Assessment are inappropriate and conflict with Wildlife Services’ mission to “create a balance that allows people and wildlife to coexist peacefully.”

I don’t want my tax dollars to be used to kill native wildlife under this misguided and archaic scheme. Wildlife Services should instead reduce wildlife conflicts and encourage peaceful coexistence with predators by using and promoting nonlethal tools and best management practices to preemptively reduce livestock loss.

Thank you for considering my comments on this important matter.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Mirja permalink
    October 3, 2010 1:11 pm

    STOP KILLING THE WOLVES!!!

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  2. donna schlageter permalink
    October 3, 2010 4:40 pm

    What the hell is this “Murdering Spree” on animals, wether land /sea?? We as (supposed) humans don’t get to decide who/what lives or dies.. This world doesn’t feel any different than overseas anymore.. So easy anymore to lose faith in just about everything anymore..

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  3. Isabelle permalink
    October 3, 2010 9:45 pm

    All ours animals are under attack. it just never ends. Signed TY!

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  4. Karen Cassidy permalink
    October 4, 2010 9:22 pm

    Kill Kill Kill Does our government just like the power to do so ? !! Plenty of people are outraged over this and have no say so where our taxes go ! Animal cruelty is just plain wrong and We The People do not support the killing of the wild ! These animals were fine back in western days, why control them now ? Leave our beautiful wild alone ! Those poor Wolves and our wild horses. LEAVE NATURE BE !!!

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  5. Alex Keir permalink
    October 5, 2010 12:19 pm

    This wholesale killing has to stop.

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  6. October 5, 2010 6:36 pm

    Murderers! you are murdering for your sport, you are being judged by how you treat defenseless animals!

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  7. October 6, 2010 6:51 am

    Shared and signed. This is heart wrenching. We need to protect the precious gene pool and conserve the species. They are imperative to our ecosystem.

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  8. Andrea L Tackett permalink
    October 6, 2010 4:19 pm

    There is no excuse nor reason for wolf masacre. Please end this brutality at any cost. Punish those responsible justly.

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  9. emma bird permalink
    October 8, 2010 9:02 am

    what is wilderness without its spirit ? leave the wolves in peace as they do us . .

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  10. Clara permalink
    October 8, 2010 12:55 pm

    STOP KILLING THE WOLVES!!!!!

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  11. gs waits permalink
    August 15, 2011 5:27 pm

    boycott all these states….wyoming, montana, idaho

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