ACTION ALERT: Please Comment On Wyoming’s Bad Wolf Plan by Tomorrow, January 13, 2012…

“Reintroduced wolves being carried to acclimation pens, Yellowstone National Park, January, 1995″

Time is running out to comment on Wyoming’s horrific wolf  “management plan”, a euphemism for killing wolves. Please let your voice be heard and tell Wyoming what you think about their “wolf plan” that would allow unregulated killing of wolves in much of the  state.

The Plan

“Under the agreement, negotiated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials and Gov. Matt Mead, the state’s roughly 243 wolves living outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation could be killed on sight in all but the northwest part of the state, where they would be designated as trophy game and could only be hunted with a license.

The plan also establishes a flex zone covering northern Sublette and Lincoln counties, as well as southern Teton County, in which wolves would be protected only from Oct. 15 until the end of the following February.”

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Talking Points

•Wolves are vital to a thriving ecosystem. They keep elk healthy by culling the old, sick and weak. Having wolves on the landscape push elk and other ungulates to keep moving (ecology of fear), preventing over-browsing of young trees,  specifically ash and cottonwood along stream beds. This is called a trophic cascade.

•Wolves are accused of effecting rancher’s bottom line by preying heavily on cattle. In fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In 2010, Wyoming ranchers lost 37,100 cows to non-predation. Wolves were responsible for just 26 cows and 33 sheep losses, yet 40 wolves were killed in response.

•Wolves are blamed for decimating elk numbers in Wyoming. The truth is in 2010 there were 120,000 elk in the state up from 95,000 in 2009, plenty of elk by any standards. There are close to 400,000 (371, 000) elk in the tri-state area Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

•Assigning “predator status” to wolves, in 90% of the state, is essentially a death sentence for Wyoming wolves.

•Wolves in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National park will be in grave danger from this “plan”

•Wolves are an economic bonanza for the Greater Yellowstone Area or GYA. They generate 35 million annually to the area. Tourists flock from all over the world to Yellowstone,  just to get a glimpse of a wild wolf. They are the rock stars of the park. Yet Wyoming is willing jeopardize  park wolves and all wolves in the state just to please a small, vocal group of hunting and ranching interests.

•”Predator status” means wolves can be killed at any time for any reason in 90% of the state. They can be run over by ATV’s and snowmobiles or chased by these vehicles until they drop dead. They can be tortured and nobody will be the wiser, because a license won’t be needed to kill a wolf. The only requirement is the wolf killer report the killing to the state.  Sort of like being on the buddy system with no incentive to report.

•This “plan” will destroy wolf families and leave wolves unprotected from the fierce hatred of anti-wolf factions. They could suffer unimaginable torment.

•The current plan is almost identical to the one USFWS rejected for years as insufficient.  What has changed?

•Let them know you will be boycotting Wyoming, specifically Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP,  until they stop the push to exterminate wolves in the state.

• Be courteous but resolute

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From EarthJustice

Defend Protections For Wolves

Northern Rockies wolves are in peril! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to remove wolves in Wyoming from the endangered species list. This deadly proposal would allow unlimited, shoot-on-sight killing of wolves in nearly 90 percent of the state.

Under intense political pressure from Wyoming state officials, the Fish and Wildlife Service cut a deal that could hand wolf management over to the state, allowing politics—not science—to decide the fate of wolves in the region.

Independent scientists say that 2,000 to 3,000 wolves are needed for a sustainable, fully recovered population. But at the end of last year, only an estimated 1,650 wolves were living in the Northern Rockies—with just 343 wolves in Wyoming.

The federal government has spent 16 years and millions of dollars to reintroduce wolves in the West. This proposal combined with the recent congressional delisting and hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana threatens their very survival. Help us fight back against this deadly proposal.

Take action to speak out for strong wolf protections and a plan that supports a full recovery for the species.

CLICK HERE TO COMMENT

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Send Written Comments to:

Public Comments Processing
Attn: Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2011–0039
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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Speak out for Wyoming’s wolves!!  Deadline tomorrow, January 13, 2012.

The anti-wolf forces have alerted their followers to send in their comments. Please do not let them drown out our voices.

BE HEARD!! 

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Public Comment Opposing De-Listing of Wolves in Wyoming

Friends of Animals

January 07, 201

http://www.friendsofanimals.org/news/2012/january/public-comment-oppos.html

From the Wildlife News:

Peer Review concludes that Wyoming Gray Wolf Management Plan is Deficient

By On January 12, 2012

“Soliders displaying Wolf pelt at Soda Butte Creek patrol station, Yellowstone National Park, 1905″

Photos: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wyoming Wolves, Howling for Justice

Tags: Unregulated killing of wolves, Wyoming, wolves threatened, Wyoming wolf delisting

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  1. all the hollering in the world that we do here doesn’t seem to be doing anything to save the wolves. we need to consolidate all the info collected here, sort it, and present it to the ‘powers that be’! all the fish and game officials are just ignoring us. do we just sit here and allow the wolves to be hunted to extinction again? Anti wolf groups want the wolves GONE and will do anything they can to see their plan come to fruition. What can we DO to prevent this?

  2. Please don’t kill the wolves they are there to help take care with the other animals like if the deer & antelope get sick they take them out that why the other animals won’t get sick & if people want to kill them you won’t get sick from killing a deer or antelope.

  3. LET THE WOLVES LIVE. DO NOT KILL THEM. ALLOW THEM TO RUN IN THE WILD.

  4. This seems strange that all this wild animal killing & treacherous abuse is going on with not only the wolves, but the wild mustangs, & the little burros. Check Save America’s Mustangs & see what the BlM & the fish & Wildlife are doing to these animals. Its an atrocity. I call Pres Obama & Bob Abbey almost daily. When I call fish & wild life #,202-208-3801 & ask to speak to Bob Abbey they tell me NO!! Our official are not listening to us, so we must form a group & get very strong, very quickly & make an effort to get changes made because this is getting out of control. Our wild life need our voice, please help them.

  5. Is there a letter anywhere that I could copy from & send???
    I’m horrible @ writing letters. But – I will call & e-mail something.

    • People leave letters on FB about the wild horses, & on OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD & UNIVERSE. There are videos on this site that will make you cry, from the abuse our g o v are committing on these wonderful animals. Read these & watch the video on the burro. Bob Abbey’s e mail is Director@blm.gov .. I e mail him daily & tell him what a evil person he is. Fish & wild life too.

    • rames..When you click on COMMENT it goes right to Earth Justice’s site. The letter is already pre-written but you can add your own comments as well.

      N.

      • Oh …. o.k. will do that.

      • Thanks ramses.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

  6. All you need to say is that you were planning to go to Yellowstone to see all the beautiful wolves and hear them howl and you don’t think there will be any left. You heard that they based their numbers on an assumption that some unknown number were immigrating from somewhere else (Canada) and they then gave themselves permission to kill the rest. What kind of logic is that? Tell them they are cheating us all; that it is our wildlife, our tax dollars that pay their salaries. And just keep writing and writing. Every time you write you make an impact. Don’t feel like no one counts the letters. They want to win a popularity contest, except for the ones who are so bigoted that they don’t care. Short, simple letters. Just tell them about all the money their State won’t get because you hate their wolf policy. By the way, where’s the January 13 action alert? I got an email that there was some action to be taken. I’ll keep looking. Hang in there. I know it’s hard in the face of all this death. But don’t lose hope. We can pull this off together. Keep writing and mailing those letters. Don’t let them get you degfeated!

  7. This is the premade letter at Earth Justice. All you have to do is fill in your info. It’s a good one. After you hit submit they ask you for a donation but you don’t have to donate if you can’t.

    I oppose the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to eliminate federal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and allow shoot-on-sight killing of wolves in nearly 90 percent of the state.

    Any decision to delist wolves must be based on science, not political whims. Until Wyoming has a management plan that will maintain a viable wolf population, Wyoming wolves should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. Any plan that is not science-based will jeopardize wolf recovery in the entire Northern Rockies region.

    I support wolf restoration in the Northern Rockies. The federal government has spent 16 years and millions of dollars to return wolves to the West, but the Wyoming proposal combined with the delisting and hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana threatens their very survival.

    This devastating plan permits wolf hunting in important wildlife corridors and unregulated wolf killing throughout most of Wyoming, virtually isolating wolves to the safety of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. It is estimated that nearly half of Wyoming’s already struggling wolf population would be killed.

    I urge you to develop a better plan for wolves that allows for their full recovery in the region.

  8. To those concerned: I believe that no man has the right to drive to extinction a creature of God. Although millions of taxpayers’ dollars have been spent to restore wolf populations, now more money is being spent to eliminate the wolf. I do not believe it is the responsibility of government to interfere with our animals, especially those still on the endangered species list. Wolves are social animals with strong family ties. Tearing apart their families is cruel and unjustified. Many people are unaware of the plight of the wolf but if they knew this beautiful part of our country is now the victim of the government we support I’m sure no one would be happy. Please consider leaving the wolf to his creature. Life is beautiful for the wolf. do not destroy it. Thank you for reading my comment..

  9. Course it helps if you type it out and put it in an envelope and make somebody open it.

  10. Will do Nancy.

  11. Great! And here’s another address along with an announcement about a meeting they are having to get comments from us. Can’t be there but maybe someone can. Please note that the address for communicating with the people who are talking about delisting is in Arlington Virginia. You can also email or call them. Hope I can paste this.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Office of Communications
    4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-330
    Arlington, VA 22203
    Phone: 703-358-2220; Fax: 703-358-1973

    http://www.fws.gov

    October 4, 2011

    Contact:

    Diane Katzenberger
    303-236-4578
    diane_katzenberger@fws.gov

    Chris Tollefson
    703-358-2222
    chris_tollefson@fws.gov
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Gray Wolf Delisting and Transfer of Gray Wolf Management to the State of Wyoming
    Following approval of a revised wolf management plan by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to remove the gray wolf population in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Due to recovery efforts and the provisions of the revised state plan, the Wyoming wolf population is healthy and stable, current and future threats to wolves have been addressed, and a post-delisting monitoring and management framework has been developed.

    Today’s formal proposal follows an agreement with the state of Wyoming that serves as the blueprint for returning wolf management to state control — announced in principle in July and with more detail in August. If this proposal is finalized, the gray wolf would be delisted in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and future management for this species, except in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, would be conducted by the appropriate State or tribal wildlife agencies.

    “After years of hard work by the Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners to achieve the successful recovery of wolves in the northern Rockies, Wyoming wolves are ready to stand on their own under the management of the professional wildlife biologists of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department,” said Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “We expect Wyoming’s wolf population will be maintained well above recovery levels under State management, and we have worked with the State to develop a strong post-delisting monitoring and management plan to ensure that this remarkable conservation success endures for future generations.”

    The Northern Rocky Mountain wolf population is biologically recovered, with more than 1,650 wolves, 244 packs and over 110 breeding pairs. It has exceeded recovery goals for 11 consecutive years, fully occupies nearly all suitable habitat, and has high levels of genetic diversity.

    In August, the Service and the State of Wyoming announced an agreement that served as the basis for a revision to the State’s management plan. The points of agreement promote the management of a stable, sustainable population of wolves, and pave the way for the Service to return wolf management to Wyoming. A fact sheet about the agreement and its provisions is available here. The state’s revised wolf management plan was approved by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on September 14, 2011. The revised wolf management plan is available here.

    Finalizing this proposal to delist will be dependent on changes to Wyoming statutes and regulations necessary to conform to and implement the wolf management plan. If the statutory or regulatory changes deviate significantly from the approved state wolf management plan, the Service may need to withdraw the delisting proposal or reopen the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on that information. Until a final decision on this proposal is published, wolves in Wyoming will remain fully protected under the ESA.

    Under the state plan, wolves will continue to be subject to federal management in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and within the National Elk Refuge. Outside of the parks and refuge, wolves in northwestern Wyoming will be managed as trophy game animals and human-caused mortality (including hunting) will be carefully regulated. Collectively, this area encompasses nearly all of Wyoming’s current wolf breeding pairs, the vast majority of the suitable habitat, and is large enough to maintain Wyoming’s share of a recovered wolf population in the northern Rocky Mountains.

    In addition, the trophy game area will expand from October 15 to the end of February each year. This expanded trophy game area will provide additional protections to wolves to assist natural movement among populations by limiting unregulated wolf killing during mid to late winter when dispersal activity is high.

    In 2009, the Service published a final rule to remove ESA protections for wolves across the Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf Distinct Population Segment (DPS), except in Wyoming. Wyoming was excluded from the action because the state’s management plan did not provide the necessary regulatory mechanisms to assure that gray wolf populations would be conserved if the protections of the ESA were removed. This scientifically based rule was later invalidated by the courts following legal challenge, but was reinstated by Congressional direction.

    The Service is seeking scientific information and comments from the public about the proposal including the post-delisting monitoring and management framework. Written comments regarding the proposal may be submitted by one of the following methods:

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. [FWS–R6–ES–2011–0039].
    U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. [FWS–R6–ES–2011–0039]; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.

    Comments must be received within 100 days, on or before January 13, 2012. The Service will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means the agency will post any personal information provided through the process. The Service is not able to accept email or fax comments.

    A peer review panel is scheduled to conduct an assessment of this proposal during the public comment period. Once completed in December, this assessment will be posted online at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolf/. Additional background information on gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountain region is available on the same site.

    All comments and information, including on the assessment, received during the comment period will be considered during the preparation of a final determination. Accordingly, the final decision may differ from this proposal.

    For further information, contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Office, Ecological Services Division, 134 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80228; telephone 303–236–7400. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339.

    The Service will hold a public hearing at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501 (307–855–2000) from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. on November 15, 2011, to give all interested persons the opportunity to submit comments on the proposal. There will be an informational meeting from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the same location to provide an opportunity for the public asks questions regarding the proposed rule.

    The ESA provides a critical safety net for America’s native fish, wildlife and plants. The Service is working to actively engage conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and recover imperiled species. To learn more about the Endangered Species Program, visit http://www.fws.gov/endangered/.

    The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at http://www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq.

    -FWS-

  12. Boy, what a crock of you know what at the end of that thing from the fish and wilddeath department.

  13. Just a minute! What about the Lummis rider and Sen Reed. How did that get over ridden?

    • Bobette…the Lummis rider is a separate issue. Wolves are still going to be delisted in Wyoming BUT the plan will be subject to judicial review, which is what the Lummis rider wanted to stop. Remember they did the same thing to wolves in the Northern Rockies and now we’re in court challenging the constitutionality of the Tester rider? So basically what this all means is the Wyoming wolf killing plan can be challenged and it will. It will probably be tied up in court for years because there is no way that is going to be approved. It would decimate the wolf population in Wyoming. It’s not science based by any means.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  14. Thanks Nancy and Nabeki for all the excellent info. Our family has just visited EarthJustice and added our names and comments to the letter on their site. Will be posting my letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the address provided ASAP. Your help is invaluable!

    • Thank you Janet!! Howls to you.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  15. I have been fighting to save wolves for many years now, in various places. There is so much misinformation about wolves and, when facts are given, the governments never listen. I don’t understand that!

    Wolves are blamed by farmers everywhere, for the killing of their livestock, but wolves, in fact, are not the enemies. For one instance, in 2010, Wyoming ranchers lost 37,100 cows to non-predation. Wolves were responsible for just 26 cows and 33 sheep losses, yet 40 wolves were killed in response. Why??
    Obviously, these farmers have never actually seen wolves attack their livestock. Most attacks on livestock are caused by wild dog packs, not wolves.

    Hunters shoot wolves on sight because they want them as trophies or because they are scared of them. Ouch! Wolves are not to be feared by hunters and humans as much as they are. There need to be actual “facts” on wolf attacks on livestock and humans. When those “real” facts are brought out, people wouldn’t be in fear as they are now.

    Under “The Plan”, as it stands, wolves will be driven to extinction. I will keep fighting until the day I die, to save the wolves. I would give my own life to save a wolf.

    Put a proper plan in action and don’t allow the wolves to become extinct…

    • Kathleen,

      Sadly that is the situation as it stands, all because Obama decided to delist wolves in 2009. Everything bad has followed from that. The other mis-que was Judge Molloy not granting the injunction to stop the hunts. Once the trophy hunters got a taste of the wolf hunts, we couldn’t put the genie back in the bottle. Judge Molloy stated we were likely to win on the merits of the case so I’m still puzzled to this day why he allowed the hunts to go forward in 2009. The two requirements for granting a stay are: 1. The plaintiffs are likely to prevail in the lawsuit 2. Irreparable harm will be done. I submit both were met. We eventually won, since Judge Molloy relisted wolves iin August 2010. Irreparable harm was done by those hunts, not just the death of 500 wolves but allowing wolves to be hunted after seventy years. It’s been a domino effect since then.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Nabeki,

        I don’t think Obama really gives a **** about animals. He is one of those “humanists for humans” liberals. And this is coming from someone who voted for him. And Judge Molloy seems to be playing both sides of the fence, stating that the case for wolves will win on the merits and yet satisfying the ranchers and hunters by allowing them to decimate the wolf population. The longer the final judgement on this case is delayed, the closer Idaho and Montana come to satisfying their “quotas”. What a travesty and what a tragedy for these beautiful animals who nature created for a reason.

  16. I have signed so many …someone told me they just throw them in the garbage I am sure this is true… but in my heart someday this has got to end for this WOnderful animal to be treated this way is a DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY… breaks MY HEART indeed… THANKS for TRYIng at least we all know on this POST AND FEEd and WEB page that we are trying so HArd to MAke this GO AWAY…..Prayers Daily NON STOP>> I see them running running and running.. howling and howling…

    • Thank you Ellen for all your tireless work for wolves. Don’t be discouraged, we will win out in the end. We can’t give up, EVER!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  17. Hello,

    wolves are part of the ecosystem and it is our responsibility to respect that and to value the diversity of our world.

    Boards responsible for environmental issues should inform citizens about these very special ecological relationships instead of amplifying prejudices and even appealing to the people to kill the wolves.

    To respect and to shelter wild living animals and their habitats should be the holy duty of our modern world. The USA can be very proud of its wolves and should respect them as part of its beautiful wildlife habitat.

    It’s not that we have too many wolves in the world but too many people who don’t understand yet the role of wolves in the ecosystem, the beauty of the animals and the honor to live with them in the same environment.

    It must not be the only and the major task to shelter the domestic cattle and the commercial interests of the farmers. Environmental concerns of today are more important than ever.

    Wolf-hunting is inhumane, cruel and not ecological and must be finished.

    Best regards

    Antje Göttert

    • I agree with everything you said Antje. What’s happening to wolves in the US is an abomination. No regard for wolves highly complex social structure. They are destroying wolf families and they don’t care. This is what we have passing for science. It’s pathetic.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • In Germany wild wolves have been eradicated a long time ago. But now we are proud that they are coming back again.

        Look:

        http://de-de.facebook.com/WillkommenWolf

        Antje

      • Howls to that Antje!!

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

  18. Personally I would recommend a bounty on the Big Bad Poachers
    (including the infidel F & G bureaucrats who refuse to listen)
    A million dollar bounty reward for the arrests, prosecution,
    and conviction of these evil serpents for their crimes against Nature.
    Other than that, I urge our faithful like-minds to continue
    with the boycotts of tourism and commerce and urge the public
    NOT to travel there nor spend a dime on
    products that come from Wyoming!
    After all, if these infidels are gonna continue
    with their barbaric plan, then we should severely penalize
    Wyoming with harsh economic sanctions
    and perhaps even go a step further my no longer
    recognizing Wyoming as part of the United States,
    and thus, deemed as a hostile enemy Confederate state!

    • WiZaRd Of The Wolf Nation – W0W, I love your convictions!! Ditto on everything that yo said ~ :-)

    • Wizard…You know in Kenya they shoot poachers dead because unlike the US they see the value in all their wildlife. Eco-tourism is the life blood of that country and they won’t tolerate poachers.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Wish we could do the same

        oh, I’m sorry did I say that?

      • We are the voices, but what little action we can all do together, counts one for all.

  19. Acclaimation pens??? Sounds like a concentration camp to me. These people will stop at nothing until every wolf in America is destroyed!

    • Brigid..the picture is from 1995, when wolves were reintroduced back into the park from Canada. The Park built acclimation pens for the wolves to make their transition easier and give them a chance to get used to their surroundings before they were released into the vastness of Yellowstone. The park was hoping this would keep the wolves from hightailing it back to Canada. This is called a “soft release”

      It turns out when the gate to the acclimation pen was finally opened the wolves refused to run through it because it had the scent of humans..so the biologists cut a hole in another area of the fence and the wolves gathered the courage to run through it and make history.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  20. i sent my comment today and i was going to put my age which but i held back because most of the time people do not listen to 6th graders. I added a little paragraph of my own that may make them think. I can not even imagine losing my family which makes me feel empathy (not sure i spelled that right) People call me weird for being obsessed with wolves and when they do i say “thank you” When people ask me what i want to be when i grow up i say and enviormental and animal rights activist and/or anything that involves wolves. What i want to continue to tell myself “i CAN i CAN do something” but i have trouble finding out what
    Josie
    For the ones that die in fright, go to heaven with you tonight, (my prayer)

    • Josie, if you live in or around Big Bear City, California, you can visit rescued wolves that live just 30 minutes away. Check out the website: http://www.wolfmountain.com in Lucerne Valley, CA, and read about the wolves that live there. Blessings to you for your caring and love for these animals.

      Your Friend,
      Nellie Lacy

    • Josie, welcome to the blog, it was a pleasure to read your comment. Your generation is the future of this country and what you think and care about matters a great deal. Thank you for sharing with us. You are doing something by taking an interest in what’s happening to wolves and wanting to do something about it. Your prayer is very moving. Many howls to you!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  21. e-mailed & physically sent a snail mail for the wolves ~

  22. Thank You Josie – you are the wolves’s future. Keep it up.
    Thanks again

  23. xx| It is not our place to decide who or what is allowed to live and who or what isn’t. And that there are people that think these noble creatures deserve death is appalling!! |xx

  24. killing wolves is just wrong. if they have permission to kill a wolf for not doing anything but trying to stay alive then people might as well go running around the street kill other people for just trying to make a living. it’s not right at all. or fair for that matter.

  25. end your nightmarish ways!!!killing innocent lives for no reason but for fun. you are killing them for what you and your ranchers caused!!! the wolves are living by instinct and you are living by selfishness, ignorance, and all out coldbloodedness. YOU SADISTIC FIENDS!!! GROW UP, LEARN YOUR PLACE, LEAVE THE WOLVES ALONE, BITE THE BULLET, AND MAYBE DO SOME RESEARCH ON WOLVES BEFORE YOU KILL EM. p.s, it aint just wolves to worry about…

  26. I hope Wyoming’s Wolf Plan is not accepted! It’s the same policy that exterminated wolves in the first place!

    • Exactly Carla. Believe me it will be challenged in court!!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  27. How can you call this management to me it’s called decimating them again and that is totally wrong in my eyes and mabe way more people than you think but not many will help fight for the wolf!! If you look at what the wolf has done for Yellowstone Park you can see they have helped!! Killing for the fun of killing is cray and insane!!!

  28. Please keep these magnificent creatures alive. They are so beautiful.

  29. Thank you for posting all the beautiful and inspiring pictures of the wolf vigils! I lit a candle by my bed and said a prayer. Went out to look for the moon but it was hidden by clouds. But still, I knew it was there and would, at some point, shine through again.
    Today is the day and I hope the FWS people will actually read the letters in support of protecting the wolves that they receive.
    WildEarth Guardians sent an email about their top 12 list of campaigns to be waged this year. Wolves were at the top of the list. For more inspiration you can go to their website.

    http://wg.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=6821.0

    Thank you again Nabeki and everyone on the blog for your inspiration!

    • You are so welcome Janet. I will never stop fighting for wolves, if we stop we lose. There ways are the old ways and even though it may look bleak at times and we have suffered many losses I believe we will win in the end.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  30. I sent mine in at the last minute this afternoon. I want to alert you that there is another item that demands urgent attention. It is a bill in the Washington State legislature that is attempting to undermine their wolf plan (which would keep treating wolves in the state as an endangered species until there are 15 confirmed breeding pairs). Visit this link to read the bill and see what the hunters are saying about it: http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,90231.0.html As you can see, the hunters are already trying to support the bill with their comments, so it is critical that we (especially the WA state residents among us) write in. Send your comments to the following e-mail addresses (these are the members of the WA House Ag. and Natural Resources Committee):

    bill.hinkle@leg.wa.gov; brian.blake@leg.wa.gov; bruce.chandler@leg.wa.gov; derek.stanford@leg.wa.gov; ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov; eric.pettigrew@leg.wa.gov; hans.dunshee@leg.wa.gov; jt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov; joel.kretz@leg.wa.gov; kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov; kristine.lytton@leg.wa.gov; vincent.buys@leg.wa.gov

    • If you aren’t sure what to tell them, I can provide a copy of my letter. (Please use it as inspiration rather than copying it — personalized letters have a bigger impact than form letters. At bare minimum, make sure you edit the first part to reflect your own state of residence.)

      Dear Member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee,

      As a former resident of Washington State who may come to live there again in the near future, I am writing to express my opposition to HB 2214. I do so because I am worried that this bill constitutes a deliberate attempt to undermine and weaken Washington’s recently adopted wolf management plan. I currently dwell in Montana’s wolf country, and I heartily support strong protections for wolves in every state. If I come to live in WA in the future, I hope to find an abundant wolf population, free from the harm caused by severe hunting. Keeping the wolf protected as an endangered species in WA until the required number of breeding pairs is reached will help accomplish this goal.

      My concerns lie with Sections 2 and 3. Populations of mammalian apex predators disperse and interact over a large amount of territory. Treating them as endangered in one region (e.g. a county), but not another, does not seem designed to serve the interests of the species. If there is an especially large population of wolves in one region, they should remain protected there so that they can more readily contribute dispersers to the wolf population in other regions, until wolves are ready to be delisted in the entire state. Also, as long as the overall number of wolves is small, protecting all regions could be important for the maintenance of genetic diversity, regardless of the density of wolves in the given regions.

      Thank you for considering my thoughts on this matter. Wolves are ecologically important, a boon for tourism, and valuable in their own right as sentient beings. Please do not sacrifice the future of wolves in your state to the hunting and ranching lobbies.

      • Thank you again captain sakonna.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

    • Note: My comment above is a reply to one that is awaiting moderation, and it concerns a bill moving through the WA state legislature … not the Wyoming delisting … don’t put my letter in the Wyoming content form! I just want to make sure my comment doesn’t appear out of context and confuse anyone.

      • just e-mailed every one of the folks whose e-mail addys you provided – (with my own words @ the beginning) I hope it makes a difference for the wolves in Washington. It always helps me to have a note already done (I’m really bad @ letter writing) so a BIG THANK YOU captainsakonna ;-)

      • Thank you ramses. It seems our battles are endless but we can never give up.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

    • Thank you captain sakonna for the information and email addresses for the “members of the WA House Ag. and Natural Resources Committee”

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  31. I just submitted my comment to the USFWS on their proposed delisting of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming! I requested that they do not take Wyoming’s wolves off of the Endangered Species List and that they relist the rest of the Rocky Mountain population!

  32. I often wonder (really) how many e-mails, letters & phone calls they get from the folks who are NOT anti-wolf???? I would love to know the true ###’s.

    • It’s a double edged sword for me ramses when I post information because I know the other side can use it too. But that’s the price of posting in an open forum.

      It seems we’re always in emergency mode, there are so many things going on at once. It might as well be 1912.

      N.

      • Yep, I know ….. I’ll continue to post & do what I can. I wish that I could do so much more though. I sit here in my office & it breaks my heart to think of all the wolves whose lives have been cut down.
        Sometimes I can’t think of it …. it’s to overwhelming. But, when I do think of it I’m sad then angry. Greed, that’s all it is, pure fucking greed.
        Thanks for your kind words Nabeki, if it weren’t for people like you, I (honestly through pure sadness & hopelessness) would given up. So thank you :-)

  33. I am horrified I feel we have to stop it by the letters to all the groups do nothing I wont give up never so please I want to write more letters sign petions or hold protest were I live anything so please let me know more that can be done to save them.

  34. Nabeki
    I was e mailed this today. It seems there are people out there with a good heart and some position of influence.

    Montana Commissioner Takes a Brave Stand for Wildlife
    Dear les,
    Thank Ron Moody for being the voice of reason on the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission.
    Last week, Commissioner Moody stood up for wolves and bison. He bucked the establishment by voting “no” on proposals that would again extend the state’s hunting season on wolves, and allow hunters to snipe bison that wander outside Yellowstone National Park in search of winter forage.
    While WildEarth Guardians adamantly opposes any wolf hunting or exploitation of America’s last “pure” bison herd, we acknowledge a good deed when we see one. Please join us in thanking Commissioner Moody for his courageous stand.
    As with other western state wildlife commissions, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission often elevates the interests of hunters above those of other constituencies. So it was especially refreshing to hear Commissioner Moody explain that the tenants of ethical hunting are “not infinitely elastic” and that that hunters should “treat animals with respect” and not as “living targets” or a “commodity.”
    Extending the wolf-hunting season violates an unwritten code of sportsmen’s ethics, according to Commissioner Moody.
    The commission voted to extend wolf hunting in the West Fork of the Bitterroot District for a second time this year. A spring-time wolf hunt would affect wolf packs that have new pups. Commissioner Moody explained that hunting ethics prevent hunters from harming “mothers of young animals” and such hunts are not “fair chase.”
    The commission wants to kill more wolves based on a mistaken belief that it will restore elk populations. Commissioner Moody correctly stated that eradicating wolves would not resolve that problem.
    The bison shooting proposal is proposed on behalf of agribusiness in southwest Montana, where ranchers irrationally fear that bison can transmit disease to cattle.
    Again, Commissioner Moody thoughtfully notes that tourism is Montana’s second largest industry and that many tourists come to view Montana’s wolves, bison, and bears. These wildlife are worth more alive than dead.
    Please thank Commissioner Ron Moody for opposing Montana’s misguided policies.
    For the wild,

    Wendy Keefover
    Carnivore Protection Director
    WildEarth Guardians
    wendy@wildearthguardians.org

    • kaufmans123les grice, Yes it’s good have dissent @ Mt FWP…haven’t seen that before. I hope it continues.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Well maybe this is something to work with, as hard as it is to get a foothold in these foreign camps, if there is a bridge (sounds like a military campaign!) then perhaps these people who are more moderate need supporting and be made aware that there are people who whilst may not be entirely in agreement with everything they say, at least we can show they are not alone. Perhaps just e mailing this guy would be a start?
        Les

  35. I tried to stop the delisting of Wyoming Gray Wolves from occurring. I wrote to the Wyoming governor asking that he disapprove of the plan, I wrote a letter to the USFWS requesting they don’t delist the wolves, I commented on the plan…it all fell on deaf ears, it seems.


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