WildEarth Guardians Petition: Don’t Give Up On America’s Wolves

WildEarth Guardians is sponsoring a petition on Care2 in support of gray wolves. They are under siege from all directions but we cannot give up the fight. In fact this is the time to hunker down and show our support.

Don’t Give Up On America’s Wolves

Sponsored by:

WildEarth Guardians

Wolves could soon be stripped of their Endangered Species Act protections, placing them in the crosshairs of those ranchers and hunters who refuse to tolerate this ecologically vital carnivore. A recent political deal struck between some conservation groups and the Obama administration would remove protections for wolves in Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies. WildEarth Guardians opposes this settlement.

WildEarth Guardians will not turn our backs on Yellowstone or its wolves. Our goal is to see wolves fully recovered in the Northern Rockies and across the American West. Anything less than full wolf recovery is unacceptable to us.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

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Published in: on March 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm  Comments (8)  

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  1. If I give up now then I have as much blood on my hands as the ones who would pull the trigger. This Australian from the apathetic bogan packed backwards-thinking anti-dingo paranoid-livestock industry-boot-licking State of Queensland, pledges that he will protest the injustices on wildlife until his voice is hoarse and his fingers bleed!

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    • Wow great stringing of words together to describe the situation perfectly. The similarities between the treatment of dingoes in Australia and persecution of wolves is eerily similar. It’s the livestock industry that’s responsible for so much sorrow all over the world. In Africa cows and cattle ranching have helped decimate the big cat population, in the great rainforests of Brazil they slash and burn huge swaths of jungle to make room for more cattle ranches and in America wolves are suffering because of the livestock industry. If we could persuade people to stop eating beef, just that one thing could save so many animals, including the cattle. If only….

      We fight on for our predators.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  2. Wolves, whoever wants to live in a world without them has no soul.

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    • So beautifully put Maureen. I can’t understand it and never will. Trophy hunting of these great predators is so wrong on so many levels. Wildlife Services is already killing them in the hundreds every year yet they’re not satisfied with that, they want to kill more.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  3. http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/scientists-denounce-congress-endangered-esa-0526.html Good article found on Ralph Maughen’s site.On can only hope that the Senators read it.

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  4. Thank you very much for posting the link. I’m happy that the scientific community has issued a formal statement against this outrageous assault on the ESA by the demagogues in Washington. Politicians cannot be allowed to fiddle with the legislation created to protect wildlife just to please a minority without even giving science a second thought. This is immoral and dangerous. If this legislation passes,it will not only be tragic for the wolves, but it will probably open the Pandora’s box for rest of the wildlife in America. I will not be surprised if politicians start coming up with proposals to delist specific animals in order to open up their habitats for big businesses (oil/gas drilling, logging, mining, etc, etc).

    Regarding wolf related articles, it seems that The Huffington Post is the place to be these days. I cannot see any other American news organization giving the wolf scientists and supporters the space to speak out. Below are a few relatively recent articles I found that you might be interested in:

    Slob Hunting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-skoglund/wolves-elk-and-hunting_b_796083.html

    Importance of wolves: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brenda-peterson/why-wolves-matter-the-gre_b_790616.html

    Republican assault on wolves: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-wetzler/republican-budget-to-wolv_b_823199.html

    Also, here’s an article about the whitewashing of scientific data by the Dept of the Interior. It is not related to wolves, but it shows the cherry picking/manipulation of scientific data for political purposes:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-h-gleick/whitewashing-scientific-m_b_842022.html

    There’s also a very recent documentary by the BBC’s Horizon series called “Horizon: Predators in your backyard”, which was broadcasted here in the UK only a few weeks ago. It covers the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone and their importance to the ecosystem. It also shows the efforts to reintroduce the Florida Panther in the Naples area in Florida (highlighting the genetic problems that small population of animals face) and the Brown Bears in the Italian Alpes. If you choose to watch it, there’s an interview with Doug Smith and, on the other side of the argument, there’s also a brief interview with an anti-wolf guy and his rhetoric is the usual one of hatred, ignorance and hysteria as expected. He compares the wolves to “cancer” to be more specific. The comments posted by viewers in YouTube also tell the usual tale of division between wolf advocates and those who don’t like them to say the least.

    The documentary is about 1 hour long and divided in six parts in YouTube. The link below if for the first part. If it doesn’t work, just enter “BBC Horizon – Predators in your backyard” in YouTube’s search field.

    Also, for those who haven’t seen it yet, there’s that fantastic BBC series called “Yellowstone”. There are 4 programmes in this series and each covers a season in the park: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The importance of the wolves for the ecosystem is also highlighted. You can also watch that in YouTube (just enter “BBC HD Yellowstone” in the search field in YouTube).

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    • And I thank you for your post.To many people think we still live on a flat earth.

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  5. http://www.capitolcurrents.com/2011/03/look-out-varmints-rep-schauflers-coming.html

    This is why I became an independent years ago. Some dems are just as bad as republicans when it comes to their extreme views on wildlife.

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