Support – Medicine of the Wolf!

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Please check out the trailer for “Medicine of the Wolf,” a film still in production that explores the spiritual, scientific, and ecological value of wolves. The main human subject of the film, Jim Brandenburg is a renowned wildlife photographer and author who has been a powerful wolf advocate for the last 30 years.

From Director Julia Huffman

I spent the last year and a half working on this labor of love for wolves and I am now I am asking my community of wolf advocates across the country to help me to finish the film. It really does “take a village” to make an independent documentary.  We are on the now in our FINAL 10 DAYS left to go on our KICKSTARTER fundraiser and we need to raise 50K to finish production and post production and get the film seen, My hope is to raise awareness about the current abuse and threat to wolves across the country by interviewing prominent wolf advocates and WOLF WATCHERs like Jim Brandenburg, a world renowned environmentalist and award-winning National Geographic photographer. Mr Brandenburg has spent the last 44 years (longer than anyone in history) on the ground studying and writing about wolves. Medicine of the wolf will take viewers on a journey to understand the value of wolves through the eyes of those that have learned to love and respect their place in the world.

Click here to visit their website to learn everything about the film!

Click here to watch the movie trailer and donate!

Visit Jim Brandenburg’s website

http://www.jimbrandenburg.com

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Photo: Courtesy Jim Brandenburg

Posted in: gray wolf, Take action for wolves

Tags: Medicine of the Wolf, Director Julia Huffman, Jim Brandenburg, wolf advocates,  support this movie, donate

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

As I reported in Wolf Wars Part 2: Wolves Under The Gun In Montana And The Rest Of The Northern Rockies!, Montana FWP has given Wildlife Services the power to kill wolves without having to consult with them.  The old policy was bad enough. Federal agents kill hundreds of wolves each year for livestock depredation. This will only increase Wildlife Services power in Montana over wolves. 

As I’ve stated many times, wolves kill very few livestock and when they do it’s often the result of poor animal husbandry practices by ranchers who leave cattle or sheep unattended on public and private land. Many ranchers don’t remove cow carcasses that die from other causes then predation.  If wolves are caught feeding on those carcasses they can be killed.  Remember over 500 wolves died in the Northern Rockies in 2009. Now we have a federal agency, Wildlife Services, given the power to act alone when killing wolves.  This is starting to resemble the 20th century, when federal agents exterminated wolves in the West. 

Montana FWP is using the excuse Montana has too many wolves and that’s why they’ve given Wildlife Services broadened autority to kill wolves. How can 450 to 500 wolves be too many in a state the size of Montana with such a small human population when Minnestota has 3000 wolves and five million people.  This is a smokescreen people, don’t buy into it.

From the Missoulian:

Too many wolves: FWP gives wildlife agents more authority to kill problem predators

By EVE BYRON Helena Independent Record | Posted: Sunday, March 7, 2010

In a hearing before the Environmental Quality Council, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks director Joe Maurier said federal Wildlife Services agents no longer need FWP authorization to kill wolves at or near confirmed livestock depredation sites.

The agents also will be able to immediately kill any wolves that are trapped when they return to those sites to feed on dead livestock.

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From Ralph Maughin’s website:

“For people that don’t have this email, the contact person in Wash DC is the Deputy Administrator: Bill.Clay@aphis.usda.gov

If 200 people email him and state how the american publc is watching how they are complicit with State Wildlife Agencies to exterminate wolves for ranching interests that would get their attention.”

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Please take action for wolves and protest this new policy.   

Governor Brian D. Schweitzer

Office of the Governor
Montana State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 200801
Helena MT 59620-0801
(406) 444-3111, FAX (406) 444-5529

http://governor.mt.gov/contact/commentsform.asp

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Write to the Deputy Administer of  APHIS (Wildlife Services) Bill.Clay@aphis.usda.gov

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Also write and call 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

Please stand up for wolves!!

For the wolves, For the wild ones,

Nabeki

March 7, 2010

Meanwhile Idaho wants to kill more wolves:

Game director wants more wolf hunting

Spokesman Review

March 7, 2010

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/mar/07/game-director-wants-more-wolf-hunting/

Posted in: Take Action For Wolves, Wolf Wars, gray wolf/canis lupus

Tags: New Wildlife Services Wolf Killing Policy, Montana FWP, wolves in the crossfire, aerial gunning of wolves

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