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Take Action For Wolves Today

March 9, 2013
by
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Please click HERE to sign and send petition

Gray wolves are struggling to recover in the Pacific Northwest, California, southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast — but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is drafting a proposal to delist them in these states.

To “delist” means to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This would be a death sentence for wolves.

More than 1,200 wolves in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes region have been massacred since they lost ESA protection in 2011, when the species was removed from the list by political fiat instead of science.

Wolves across these states are slaughtered by bowhunters, gunned down by “recreational” hunters, tortured by trappers in steel-jaw foothold traps and snares, and subjected to brutal “management” methods, including aerial gunning. The same fate awaits wolves in other regions who are barely hanging on. Delisting would subject them to the same massacre we’re seeing in the Rocky Mountain states and the Great Lakes states where they’ve already lost protection.

Tell  USFWS to keep gray wolves protected under the ESA. Tell them delisting is premature, because wolf populations have not yet recovered, and because the prejudices and misconceptions that led to their near elimination across the continent are still present.


the howl
There was a time the world was ours
No big tall buildings, no noisy cars
No people with guns, shooting at
Everything they see
When we could howl
As a family
When we could roam our world
At will
Not worrying about if we would
Be killed
The moon our beacon, the sun our friend
We did not think this would ever end.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2013 8:45 pm

    Man is their worst enemy.

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  2. March 9, 2013 11:05 pm

    Stacey, you should change the image for this post. The animal pictured is not a Grey Wolf but a maned wolf that is native to South Africa. It’s not actually a true wolf but is distantly related to wolves and more closely related to foxes.

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    • March 10, 2013 12:16 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Oliver, I changed the picture to a Grey Wolf.

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  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    March 10, 2013 4:45 am

    the howl
    There was a time the world was ours
    No big tall buildings, no noisy cars
    No people with guns, shooting at
    Everything they see
    When we could howl
    As a family
    When we could roam our world
    At will
    Not worrying about if we would
    Be killed
    The moon our beacon, the sun our friend
    We did not think this would ever end.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.149996415031409.29469.104800036217714&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=247136175317432&set=a.149996415031409.29469.104800036217714&type=3&theater

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  4. Christine Schmutz permalink
    March 10, 2013 10:32 am

    I think you have a picture on your wolf page that is actually a silver /red fox? Congrats on all the animal advocacy work you do. Christine

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  5. March 11, 2013 6:33 pm

    signed and shared petition in several places thanks Stacey and once again great art and poem Karen

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