The Life Of Wolves…

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Video:  Wolves Hunting – Attenborough – Life of Mammals – BBC

Photo:  OR-10, a female pup from the Walla Walla pack, ODFW

Posted in: gray wolf, biodiversity

Tags: gray wolves, howling, wolves hunting, pack hierarchy, 1 in 10 wolf hunts successful, wolves lives hard

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  1. incredibly beautiful!

  2. Jackson Hole WY post.
    Notice the quotes from the state animal extermination agency.

    http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9116

  3. let obama know we want our wolves protected again

  4. I Love the Wolves – long may they Live.

  5. What kind of BS is this? You bet we’re gonna let our President know?

    From the Jackson Hole article:

    “Statutes prohibit Game and Fish from disclosing details about wolves harvested, including age, sex, body condition or pack. The location of wolves taken in the predator zone also can’t be disclosed, Bruscino said.”

    How do you keep track of what’s happening if only a select few people know? It’s (over)ripe for corruption and stinks. Plus, we the people have a right to know.

    • Exactly! It’s a little hard to present an argument or objection from the data if we don’t have it. Furthermore, shouldn’t there be an independent agency involved? Can we really trust information provided by fish and game departments?

      • I agree, idalupine and Marcia. The bait and switch bs from that interview had me spinning. The state “depts of animal abuse and extinction” have shown their true colors.

  6. Relist Wolves!!!! The States have failed to “manage”. Now is the time to put the pressure on. We need wolves, the environment needs wolves.

    Link to comments by the executive director of The Center for Biological Diversity

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kieran-suckling/obama-environmental-policy_b_2086050.html

  7. The president can still put wolves back on the endangered list and make it illigle to hunt them.

    • Gina, his man Ken Salazar takes the hits from O fans, but he appointed him and has allowed ESA to fall.
      . Now that he’s been re-elected he has 4 more years to give away our aquifers to TransCanada, fracking, and the beef industry. Obama is anti-environment. Face the facts of his actions.

    • so…just keep hoping another 4 years? Didn’t help so far did it?
      Respectfully submitted.

  8. Sorry this is so long. It was from a Care 2 article and may be of some interest to you guys.

    Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt, which is in its third week, may be ending at the end of November instead of at the end of February this year due to the unexpectedly fast rate of slaughter.

    The state set a quota of 201 wolves in six zones for the season, issuing 116 permits to hunters and reserving an additional 85 for Chippewa tribes that may or may not be used. So far, 57 wolves have been killed, 32 of them in traps.

    In August, Chippewa tribes from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan asked the Department of Natural Resources to prohibit killing wolves in ceded territory in the northern part of the state, arguing that the hunt “is biologically reckless and would be culturally harmful to Chippewa Indians, for whom wolves are culturally important.”

    The Humane Society of the U.S. and the Fund for Animals have filed a notice of intent to pursue legal action to stop wolf hunts in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and to have wolves relisted under the Endangered Species Act, reports the Pierce County Herald.

    “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put faith in the state wildlife agencies to responsibly manage wolf populations, but their overzealous and extreme plans to allow for trophy hunting and recreational trapping immediately after de-listing demonstrate that such confidence was unwarranted,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO for The HSUS, in a statement. “Between Minnesota’s broken promise to wait five years before hunting wolves, and Wisconsin’s reckless plan to trap and shoot hundreds of wolves in the first year, it is painfully clear that federal protection must be reasserted. The states have allowed the most extreme voices to grab hold of wolf management, and the result could be devastating for this species.”

    Wolf advocates argue that the state’s management plan doesn’t take into account other threats to wolves, such as poaching or being shot by ranchers or farmers.

    Minnesota set a quota of 400 wolves and issued 3,600 licenses. So far, 45 wolves have died there while advocates in the state continue to protest. Chippewa tribes have banned hunting and trapping on reservations altogether.

    “I’m saddened and outraged,” Maureen Hackett of Howling for Wolves told the Winona Daily News. “If people understood how much this animal means to Native Americans and how much it’s tearing them apart that wolves are being shot for sport, they wouldn’t do it.”

    An estimated 600 wolves are expected to be killed in the two states this year and the number has wildlife advocates both angry and worried about the future for wolves if the death toll continues to rise .

    If you’re interested in finding other wolf advocates and attending demonstrations to speak up on behalf of wolves, visit Howl Across America.

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/high-death-toll-may-end-wisconsins-wolf-hunt-early.html#ixzz2BYLZjAfs

  9. Does anyone really believe the president will stop the killing of the wolves? We are back to the same ole, same ole, for four more years..The way its going now the only wolves left will be in zoos and sanctuaries..Unbelievable..

    • YES HE WILL. THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE OF HIM WE HAVEN’T SEEN YET DUE TO HIS LIFE AND WIFE AND CHILDREN’S LIVES BEING IN MORTAL DANGER IF HE DIDN’T DO WHAT HE WAS TOLD BY THE CABAL CROOKS. TRUST HIM NOW!

      • I am really sorry to say that, but you are indeed delusional! Wolves deserve real advocates anchored in reality. Hunters call us lunatics or even freaks because of statements like this. It is high time we did something before wolves are completely exterminated. We have been calling and emailing for almost two years with no results. When there was a call for real action, like the protest in DC last autumn I believe, everybody but a dozen people promised to be there “in thought” only.

  10. Obama will NEVER re-list the wolves!

  11. WONDERFUL WOLVES !!! I ADORE ALL WITH ALL MY HEART !!! BUT I SO WORRY ! WITH TRAPPING STARTS IN MONTANA AND IDAHO LOT OF WOLVES WILL SUFFER !HORRIFIC !

  12. Re-Janet’s article also.
    Glad to see some collaboration between pro-animal orgs: HSUS and Fund for Animals. There is also a suit from Center of Biological Diversity and another .org. also. (see their website) They need to PAC, as the opposition has done that, quite successfully and to the woe of wolves, wild burros, and horses.( And those who know wild creatures and wild places are precious)

    what’s next- ideas:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kieran-suckling/obama-environmental-policy_b_2086050.html

  13. Suppose people have read this article :
    “Young Megan’s first wolf kill.” http://www.arcamax.com/sports/outdoors/s-1229824. She wants to work for a state wildlife agency when she grows up.

    http://www.jsonline.com

    MARTIN KAISER, Sr. Vice President/Editor
    (414) 224-2345 mkaiser@journalsentinel.com
    DAVID D. HAYNES, Editorial Page Editor
    (414) 224-2770 dhaynes@journalsentinel.com

    Keep howling.

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  15. Nabeki, I’m going through and watching all the videos I didn’t get to.

    Thanks very much for posting everthing and for everything you do. Bob

    • You’re very welcome Bob!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki


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