The Imperiled American Wolf by Brooks Fahy

Thank you Brooks, George Wuerthner, Marc Bekoff and Bob Landis for this powerful video. May it shine a bright light on the darkness that has descended on America’s wolves.

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Video: YouTube Brooks Fahy

Photo: Wolf Environment News Service

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Predator Defense, Brooks Fahy, George Wuerthner, Marc Bekoff, Bob Landis,  wolves under siege, wolf persecution, stop the hunts

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Published in: on December 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm  Comments (51)  

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  1. This is an excellent video! Brooks Fahy and the others express a truth that we don’t often hear. We do not need to manage or hunt wolves and other predators at all, the public has been brainwashed to think so by hunters and state agencies. This is a false belief that needs to be exposed. I hope this video is spread widely, I’ll do my part to share it.

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  3. Thank you, all. I am in 100% agreement.

  4. Thank you so much for speaking this truth!!! I couldn’t agree with you more!!! I will spread this video far and wide!!! People need to hear, they need to listen and this nightmare and horror on our wolves and other wildlife needs to end now!!!!

  5. This is a wonderful film,people will only realize when the tourist money dries up. Yellowstone hires many people to work for them on such things as guided tours and lodging,when this dries up you will see the BLM sing a different tune. The word must get out about the slaughter.

  6. Sent this video to many people..asking them to forward it..and asking them to forward it..and so on and so forth

  7. I have seen this video and downloaded it to my phone..I must say that this portrais most of this tragedy in one of the most succinct of ways. I am looking forward to use it in a presentation at school (giving credit to the author of course) so hopefully I can further spread awareness and make the idiotic hunters’ bloodshed go pandemic.. Thanks Nabeki for sharing.
    Daniel.

  8. This is a great video. I do hope that it will serve as a wakeup call.

    • I agree with everyone above–this is an outstanding video that makes all the good points, including that deer and elk to not exist just for hunters! Marc Bekoff made the point that is so significant for those of us who are passionate wolf advocates but who feel we can’t get anything done. Bekoff notes that when people are reminded that the wolves they saw and admired in Yellowstone, etc., are being hunted and killed they think it it is too bad, but “they don’t do a damn thing about it.” Exactly! We do not have the numbers or the political or financial power of the hunters and the ranchers. We are lacking in numbers. Even with protests, whether against the killing of wolves or against other animal abuse, the protesters are usually so few that they send the message their voices don’t count.

      I would like to suggest one thing for whatever it is worth–maybe we should join other causes that are fighting for similar results. For example, the Buffalo Field Campaign has a number of petitions on its website, including one to protect public lands from cattle grazing. I signed that and other petitions for the bison because they are having similar problems to the wolves–they are considered to be in the way and are being hunted and killed. The same may be said for wild horses. All involve animals being harmed and destroyed for hunters and ranchers. Maybe if we united for multiple causes we could both help other animals and the wolves in the process.

      • Hi Marcia, I too agree with you and others that the video is outstanding. For me, it is always heartwarming to read pro-wolf views. I am not sure if we, the protesters against wolf hunting and other wildlife/animal abuses, are in the minority. Does anyone know what sort of figures and percentages are involved in the pro/anti wolfhunt debate? Even if we are a little short on numbers, that still should not deter us from acting… every little helps as they say! Your suggestion about joining forces with other camps such as the bison and wild horses, is extremely good… as you say, there is a common problem.

        I would also just like to say thank you to Brooks, George, Marc and Bob for their part in making this video, and to Nabeki for sharing it. I hope to re-share it as far and wide as possible – it is a must-see!

      • Yes, you are absolutely right this is exactly why they are being killed..a small minority wants more land for cheap cattle grazing…and the real cost of a hamburger.? a wolf

  9. “Hunters” have made themselves to appear respectable in society, when in reality they are blood thirsty perverts. They must be prosecuted for animal cruelty.

  10. That was a great video,I seen that Josh Bransford in it he is a supervisor now at the Forest Dept Fire Watch he got promoted for his actions amazing politics

    • Perhaps he was “reassigned” to a position where he won’t be quite so troublesome.

  11. I’m snding this first rate video out to folks .. Par excellanc!
    Csn we save out dear wolves in time ?? Please everyone help
    This is a most erroneous and grievous tragedy to befall these wonderful beings
    Boycott all states that are killing!
    Write and call now!
    We have to win the wolf wars. !!!
    Should we hit the ground to protect the last remaining ones
    ?? I am willing to risk my life for them,,! They are us we are them..
    Love and light
    Thank you
    Rebecca Vitale mandich

  12. I MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN SOME OF YOU BUT I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THOSE WHO HUNT BECAUSE THEY NEED THE MEAT BUT SPORT HUNTING IS WRONG JUST TO KILL BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE NEED TO KILL IN MOST THESE CASES IT’S SHOW OFF I AM BIG BAD HUNTER!!! SOME PEOPLE NEED THIS MEAT TO SURVIVE AND IS WHY THEY HUNT THE VIDEO IS AWESOME NO DOUBT

  13. Nicely done! I agree with what was said in the video. I am a Native American(Chinook/Quinault, Washington State) and have always been taught that wolves are never something to hunt! Since the beginning of time, we worked together, wolf and man. We had a respect for each other. We still do. I want to apologize, even though I am not a member of the Colville tribe, for the actions they have taken in deciding to hunt wolves. Perhaps they have forgotten their ways. Perhaps they didn’t listen to their elders. I half expect it from the government, but not from the indigenous peoples. I am heart sick over it.

    • I don’t understand it either..I had always understood that the Native American people were the ones to walk with the wolves.And treat them with respect and love. Now they are like the hunter (non native) who takes the wolves life for a trophy? and to destroy? something is really strange about this decision.

  14. How about……….OPEN SEASON ON HUNTERS……..! Then they might know what it feels like.

    • I’m with you, I hope someday we can have an open season on hunters so they know how it feels to be gunned down with an assault weapon.

  15. Thank you so much, Nabeki for keeping us up and informed and giving us the impetus to keep on working toward a place for our wild brothers. Wildlife Guardians who have a link here, sent me the following: Thought your readers might find it interesting.
    “When we shared with you that Wyoming had 4,400 hunters stalking Wyoming’s dwindling population of what was 330 wolves, and shooting Yellowstone’s beloved wolves, you responded overwhelmingly to our action email. “Yellowstone’s Wolves Deserve Better” asked Wyoming and Montana officials to establish a buffer zone around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and nearly 6,500 of you responded, sending a powerful statement to those decision-makers. In addition to your actions, and thanks to Montana wolf advocacy groups doing direct action work, on Monday Montana wildlife commissioners finally closed down the wolf season in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park giving some wolves at least temporary reprieve. The fight for wolves in Montana and Wyoming is far from over and we continue to look for opportunities to save and protect these special animals.

  16. Excellent video, these hunters have got to be stopped, Fish & Game/Wildlife is a public agency that is run by a private interest group, they are very corrupt and sick humans, we (tax payers) supplement these hunters with the “Share Program”, that might be the area of legality that is on our side..I would like to see an aggressive move of strategy for a different kind of lawsuit or campaign to just get rid of the Fish and Wildlife all together from the budget..

  17. Please leave these poor wolves to live their lives not in only in yellowstone park but also in other places. People and wolves and other animals should coexist together.

  18. Thank you for sending me this video, I will make sure to share it and lets us all hope to open up their eyes to this terrible cruelty. It is time to leave the Wolves and all Wildlife alone,they deserved to live in Peace and Always Free.

  19. Thank you for sending me over this powerful video…Man’s urge to control and exploit is proving nightmarish to wolves and other wildlife…Nature knows well to keep the balance, It’s We who create un-balance due to selfish motives. Each one life on this planet has right to LIVE n thrive their way and we are no-one to control or deny ‘em. Such delicate subjects need the power of awareness! I agree this message must travel far n wide to cultivate that seed of compassion in every human heart which makes them see the wrong!! Posting it where-ever I can! Thank you…!!

  20. A wonderfull video,as an normal thinking person I can not understand why people do thinks like this.
    Al just for money I beliefe or feeling the best if you are a real hero take an wolf down with your bare hands not with an rifle.
    If you just want to have fun buy an video game where you can schoot wildlife from your warm seat,buy it in 3D it is like you are there,leave the wolfs in peace nature take care off it’s own and don’t need humans for it.

  21. The wolf spirit
    The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song
    One can feel it forever, it is never too long

    The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds
    Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud
    The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain
    In all four of our seasons, without any disdain
    The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high
    Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky
    The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth
    It will live

  22. A very beautiful video. The wolf is truly a gift from “Mother Earth”.

  23. 10/17/2012

    SJ 70 Pg. 2198

    REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT AND GREAT LAKES

    11/27/2012

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    11/29/2012

    SJ 74 Pg. 2304

    AMENDMENT(S) ADOPTED

    11/29/2012

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    PASSED ROLL CALL # 790 YEAS 23 NAYS 15 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

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    referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation

    12/4/2012

    HJ 77 Pg. 2448

    reported with recommendation with substitute H-1

    12/4/2012

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    placed on third reading

    12/12/2012

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    passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 766 Yeas 66 Nays 43

    12/12/2012

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    12/12/2012

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    returned to Senate

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    ORDERED ENROLLED
    Looks like it passed in Michigan just has to be signed by Snyder a big thanks to the Republican Party

  24. Maybe we need to look to Costa Rica. That country just banned hunting in order to preserve their natural wildlife, which is tied directly to tourism money. Way to go, Costa Rica!!

    • That is awesome! Costa Rica has always been a leader in wildlife conservation. Did you know that Botswana is also banning sport-hunting (though this takes effect in 2014)?

  25. The stupidity against nature is appalling.

    • Yes it is all appalling !
      I’m starting to think it is instead of the dept of
      Wildlife .. It should be called dept of Wild-dead .. If its wild its DEAD..,
      Dept of interior under Salazar is really dept of cattle ranchers …and NRA .. The stewardship has been abysmal .
      Thank you for all you work to the fil makers !
      Rebecca

  26. Thanks for producers and all who laboured on this video. I share it everywhere. Share everywhere. And let’s terminate that unconscious, ignorant mentality.

  27. I sent a letter with pictures to Sherrod Brown, Betty Sutton, Zacch Portman, and James Renacci . This government is allowing our wild life to be exploited and massacred with no compassion of regard , wild horses, wolves, burros, coyotes, bison, bear, and cougars. It has got to stop.! I also sign every petition.

    • Thank you … So much for your work. It is very true re our wildlife … The government is exterminating all our wildlife so the ranchers and oil/ gas folks can have the land .. Our public land held in trust for our wild life not our wild dead .
      At change.org I have a petition called “stopped killing us” re wolves .. Please sign and pass on to everyone. I have targeted the officials responsible. When Pres Clinton was president Bruce Babbitt was sec of interior And he was excellent. Unfortunately, Ken Salazar, our current secretary is a rancher which seems like a conflict of interest . We absolutely need a new sec of interior, as this position is hugely important to our wildlife and our planet. This issue of tve secretary needs to be addressed and petitioned immediately !

  28. Excellent, informative video. How sad that man had to hunt in order to feel superior to other beings. One scene in this video that really touched me was when the hunter shot the wolf at close range, and as the wolf was dying, it wagged its tail. I wanted to cry! I will share this video with others. Thank you!

  29. Time has come to present the numbers, est. 2-5% society actually are hunters, yet they are the ones making all the decisions in “Wildlife Management”, 1st step is to make sure that every board/commission in each state has at least equal number of anti-hunters and WE need to form our own board of Volunteer Wildlife Experts to oversee all states as each state presents their sick plan of murder, all volunteer members work on each of their pre-determined tasks, as to stay completely focused. I will see if “C.A.S.H. has the numbers already in a database, otherwise all the info is at the State Fish/Game website, also, need to join forces with the Horse people..the BLM and Fish & Wildlife/Game take orders from the “special interest” groups that want all animals and people out of their way for their private oil pipelines, truth! Who else wants to help with collecting data?

  30. i couldn’t post the link on my profile and couldn’t send the video to my friends by email . is not working.

    • Helgaguillen….try going to YouTube and using that link. Hope that helps.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  31. Magnificent wolf video; one of the best I’ve seen in a while. They make a really good point on how predator management by the Fish and Game Agencies is reflected by how they earn their revenue from hunting and trapping licenses and of how their management of wildlife is reflected by the desire to provide game and fur-bearers for hunters and trappers. Wildlife management needs to be based on ecological health, not to provide as much game as possible for hunters. This means not harming social interactions between individuals of a species in addition to maintaining healthy population sizes. This also means that predators should be allowed to maintain healthy populations and that they should be allowed to fulfil their ecological roles, and not keeping predator populations at minimum numbers. As to how we can get Fish and Wildlife Agencies to change their focus from game management to ecosystem-based wildlife management I do not yet know, but it needs to be done ASAP! We also need to get them to lessen their dependence on hunting and trapping licenses for revenue; this may actually help shift the focus from game management to ecosystem-based wildlife management. Only when ecosystem-based wildlife management replaces game management will the slaughter of predators end; as long as game management exists, predators will continue to be exterminated. When I become a wildlife biologist, this will definitely be one of my focuses.

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  33. Any chance in hell that our President could take a few moments out of his busy schedule to watch this? Maybe if he saw this video, he would consider some changes?

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  36. Great video. A link to your post has been published to our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalSpirits

    Thank you for lending voice to innocent, sentient, living beings who cannot speak for themselves.

    Many Blessings!

    ~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits

    • You’re very welcome The Animal Spirits…thank you for all you do.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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