Thank you dear readers!! You’ve made this blog a success with over 200,000 hits in our first year!!
When I started this journey it was a very dark time for wolves. They were hunted in two states and Wildlife Services was continuing to conduct “shadow wolf” hunts for agribusiness.
Wolf advocates were stunned when the Obama administration followed in the footsteps of George Bush and stripped wolves of their ESA protections. The year that followed was the worst wolves have experienced in the Northern Rockies since their reintroduction.
The inspiration for this blog came from the iconic wolf Limpy, who was shot dead outside Daniel, Wyoming on the very day the then Bush administration delisted wolves the first time, in March 08. He died for nothing, a sad end for a stellar wolf. This blog is dedicated to his memory.
Here’s a look back at September 2009, when the hated wolf hunts began in the Northern Rockies!
Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs 9/16/09 (my first post)
Let Them Be 9/16/09
Of Wolves and Men……. 9/29/09
Why Hunt Wolves? 9/29/09
Wolves Are Excellent Parents! 9/30/09
That was my first month of posts. I started writing at the beginning of the hunts and haven’t stopped since.
It’s been an unbelievable year, watching our beloved wolves slaughtered in the hundreds. So many stories went untold. So much death. Remember this?
Hunters Kill Two Wolves In Idaho On Opening Day
Over five hundred wolves died in the Northern Rockies in 2009 and they continue to be targeted by Wildlife Services for agribusiness.
Gray wolves remain under siege from ranching and hunting lobbies. Robbed of their wolf hunts, they are scheming and plotting, trying to find a way to undo Judge Molloy’s decision to relist wolves.
But we are here to stand with wolves, stronger every day, determined to fight on, we will never give up and never give in. May this be a better year for our wolf brethren. Onward Wolf Warriors!
For the wolves, For the wild ones,
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Tags: celebrating our first year, Howling for Justice, Wolf Warriors, gray wolves