Action Alert From WildEarth Guardians

 

Unlimited License to Kill

Photo Alpha Fe Wolf Basin Butte Pack and Lynne Stone

Wolf Activist Lynne Stone with Alpha Fe, a wolf gunned down by Wildlife Services November 2009.

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Last month Montana’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Director proclaimed that the State’s wildlife agency would cede its authority over wolf-livestock conflicts to an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, euphemistically named Wildlife Services. 

This agency uses a hammer approach with wildlife management (read our “War on Wildlife” Report for more details), killing literally hundreds of thousands of native carnivores every year.

This State’s proclamation saw no public process and was not made by the body that governs Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Join WildEarth Guardians and tell Governor Brian Schweitzer that you don’t support this back-room deal.  Montana’s wildlife belongs to the public and the wildlife-making decisions must stem from a public-decision making process, not some imperial decree.

Under the March edict, this federal agency can kill any wolf, any time, any day, and anywhere without first getting the State of Montana’s authorization.  In other words, Wildlife Services was handed an unlimited license to kill – and that will mean entire packs of wolves will be butchered.

This will make a dire situation for wolves in the Northern Rockies even worse.

Rather than requiring livestock growers to take responsible, non-lethal measures, including removing carcasses of livestock that might have died from weather, disease, birthing problems or other causes, agribusiness can simply call upon the USDA’s agency to kill wolves because the State’s wildlife agency is no longer watching.

While you can count on WildEarth Guardians to continue our work to protect wolves and halt anti-wildlife policies, we and the wolves are counting on you to contact Governor Schweitzer today.

Together we can ensure wolves have a brighter future.


For the wild,

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Wendy Keefover-Ring
Wildlife Program Director
WildEarth Guardians

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Action Alert: Please Protest New Policy On Wolf Killing!!

http://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/action-alert-please-write-to-wildlife-services-deputy-director-and-protest-new-policy-on-wolf-killing/

Posted in: Action Alerts, Wildlife Services War on Wildlife, Wolf Wars

Tags: TAKE ACTION FOR WOLVES, aerial gunning of wolves, Wildlife Services, wolf intolerance

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  1. UNLIMITED LICENSE TO KILL ???? THEY ARE CRAZY IN MONTANA!I’M IN TEARS AGAIN.POOR ALPHA FE…SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL.I CAN’T SUPPORT,I CAN’T THESE BASTARDS WILDLIFE SERVICES!!! THEY ARE MUST TO PROTECT WILDLIFE,NOT KILL!!! WHAT IS IT MEAN??? THIS WILDLIFE SERVICES IS UPSIDE DOWN OR WHAT??? WHO PAYE THIS SERVICES? WHY MONTANA ACCEPTED WOLVES??? FOR TO KILL LATER??? YELLOWSTONE IS ONLY ONE UTOPIA!NOT WOLVES WAS WINNER…WHY ECOLOGIST PLAYED WITH WOLVES LIFES??? ARROUND YELLOWSTONE NOBODY ACCEPTED WOLVES! I SAW! THESE BASTARDS NEVER WILL LET WOLVES LIVE IN PEACE? NEVER???? I REALLY HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!STOP THIS NIGHTMARE!STOP!

  2. I’M SO UPSET,ANGRY,DESPERATE! STOPPPPPPPPPPP KILL WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THIS GOD???? WHERE IS IT?????????? WHO CAN TO HELP???????? WHO??????????????????

  3. I’M THINKING SERIOUSLY THAT MONTANA WANT TO EXTERMINATE GRAY WOLVES.MY GOD,WHY??? DEAR NABEKI,WITH THESE BULL SHIT KILLERS WE CAN’T TO DO NOTHING! I WOULD LIKE TO SAY LIKE obama, YES,WE CAN….NO,WE CAN’T!!! WHAT DID IT THIS POOR WOLF??? WHY THIS INTERMINABLE PERSECUTION? HOW HUMAN CAN TO BE SO CRUEL??? GOD,YOU MUST HELPING THE WOLVES! DO YOU HEAR THEY HOWLING FOR JUSTICE??? DO YOU HEAR???

    • Deep inside, they want to exterminate them, their lazy habits and primitive and stupid ideas are just “accurate and excellent” for the rest of ignorant idiots that probably have never talked to L.David Mech (the best wolf expert of out times) or heard Defenders of Wilfdlife, or Earthjustice or any of those people and organizations that speak up for wildlife.

      • Loua,They probably do know about the Defenders,Earthjustice,and the others who fight for the wolves and other wildlife including their habitat but they feel it’s their state and they can and should be able to do what they want.

  4. Nabeki and Agnes… You pretty much have said it all. I am with you! I believe it goes against the laws of nature to take the life away from something and not use or consume that animal or product. To have the intelligence to make an informed decision to to kill for no other reason but to kill is a morally incomprehensible. You harvest what you sow!

    • Thanks Marc. It’s been a rough year for wolves. It’s time things turned around. I’m hoping for good news from Judge Molloy.

      N.

  5. Wildlife services wastes MILLIONS of dollars each year in killing animals for ranchers and farmers. And not only wildlife, poison, traps and snares kill hundreds of pets each year, and poison traps have already killed 16 people; yes, 16 PEOPLE! Instead of wasting millions of dollars and using primitive ways to kill animals, why not simply give that money for ranchers to get guard dogs, sheep sheds, special fences,etc. AND educating people about the importance of wildife.
    But of course, these ideas just can’t get into their primitive brains “Ya, sure,The easiest way to do it is to simply kill them. Now, where’s that cyanide… ”

    These may be interesting, it is a guide that Defenders of Wildlife made for using non-lethal ways to co-exist with wolves:

    http://www.defenders.org/resources/publications/programs_and_policy/wildlife_conservation/solutions/livestock_and_wolves.pdf

    • Yes Loua, Wildlife Services is a terrible agency and needs to be defunded. As for using non-lethal methods to co-exist with wolves, WS would put themselves out of the killing business. They kill millions of animals each year for agribusiness.

      N.

  6. Rita:
    Yes, they are deaf when they talk, and only hear themselves.

  7. I CAN’T BELIEVE…I CAN’T BELIVE!!!I NEVER IMAGINED WILDLIFE SERVICES EXIST FOR TO KILL ANIMALS!!! IN AMERICA!!!! I ADORED THIS COUNTRY… I’M SHOCKING!!! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE IN AMERICA??? HOW??? IN 2010 ??? THEY ARE BARBAROUS!!! I’M SURE,IN THIS BARBAROUS SERVICES WORK PRIMITIVE,STUPID,CRUEL,BASTARDS PEOPLES! WHAT THEY FEEL WHEN THEY KILL ANIMALS??? SATISFACTION???THEY ARE HAVE FAMILY??? CHILDREN??? WHAT THEY SAY TO CHILDREN??? MY WORK IS TO KILL ANIMALS??? THEY CAN SEE FACES IN THE MIRROR??? WHO WORK IN THIS BARBAROUS SERVICES? THE GRAY AND OTHERS WOLVES ARE THE GREAT PRIDE OF AMERICA…THE WILDLIFE SERVICES IS THE GREAT SHAME OF AMERICA!!!I HOPE THEY WILL GO IN THE HELL!!!I’M DAMNING THIS HORRIBLE WILDLIFE SERVICES WITH ALL MY HEART!!! THIS BASTARD CHRISTOPHE COLOMB CHOICED AND TOOK THE BAD WAY…I’M SO…SO SORRY!

    • Hi Agnes,
      Wildearth Guardians is asking Congress to defund them. I would give them your support because they are appealing directly to Congress to get rid of this agency that causes so much destruction to America’s wildlife. Most Americans don’t even know this agency exists.

      N.

  8. DEAR NABEKI!PLEASE SEND ME THE EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE ! I WANT SEND MESSAGE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    • Hi Agnes,
      I’ve been sick the whole weekend so haven’t had a chance to update the blog. Here’s the address for the Department of Agriculture. The Secretary’s name is Tom Vilsack.

      email:
      AgSec@usda.gov

      Address:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
      Washington, DC 20250

      N.

  9. DEAR NABEKI!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EMAIL ADDRESS.I SENT ALREADY MY MESSAGE.YOU KNOW,I LIKE ALL ANIMALS…BUT IN MY HEART ON THE FIRST PLACE HAVE THE FABULOUS, WONDERFUL,SO CLEWER,TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD,WOLVES. I CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW I LOVE THIS ANIMAL!FOREVER!DEAR NABEKI, I TOLD TO YOU THAT,I WANT BE WITH YOU,I WANT FOLLOW YOU TRYING TO DEFEND WOLVES!EVERYTIMES!

    • You welcome Agnes. I’ll give you the address to the Wildlife Services director as well tomorrow.

      N.

  10. DEAR NABEKI!I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER!

    • Thanks Agnes, I’m feeling much better today and was actually able to write a post for the blog. Thanks for caring.

      N.

  11. DEAR NABEKI!I’M GLAD TO HEARD YOU FELL BETTER! PLEASE,TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! I HOPE YOU CAN TO SEND ME TOMORROW THE ADDRESS TO THE WILDLIFE SERVICE DIRECTOR! I’M SO PESSIMISTE ABOUT THE WOLVES…SO SAD !

    • Hi Agnes,
      I’m feeling much better, thanks for asking.

      Here’s the contact infor for APHIS:

      Deputy Administer of APHIS (Wildlife Services)
      Bill Clay
      Bill.Clay@aphis.usda.gov.
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      John Steuber, the Montana State Director APHIS (Wildlife Services):
      John E. Steuber, Montana State Director
      P.O. Box 1938
      Billings, MT 59103
      Phone: (406) 657-6464
      FAX: (406) 657-6110
      Toll-Free Number: 1-866-4USDAWS
      1-866-487-3297
      E-mail: john.e.steuber@aphis.usda.gov

      N.

  12. DEAR NABEKI! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDRESS. I SENT ALREADY MESSAGE! GOD BLESSING ALL WOLVES!

    • Hi Agnes,
      Thanks for writing, every little bit helps. Think if all the wolf advocates would write or call? It would make a big difference.

      N.


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