I broke down and cried like a baby reading this article. The situation is just so sad, especially when it’s laid out in black and white.
I want to thank Bill Gibson and Earth Island Journal for giving this story legs and keeping it real.
My wish is Howl Across America will move people out from behind their computers to protest the brutal treatment that is awaiting wolves in the Northern Rockies. BUT if Judge Molloy finds the wolf delisting rider unconstitutional, it will put a stop to this horror. His decision should come quickly, since he is retiring to Senior status in August.
This is playing out like a Greek tragedy. And to think this all happened because a Democrat president appointed a rancher to head the Interior. What a disgrace!!
by James William Gibson – July 21, 2011
Wolf Hunts Scheduled in Idaho & Montana Unless Federal Judge Intervenes
Since April, when Congress removed gray wolves in Idaho and Montana from the protection of the Endangered Species Act by inserting a rider in a federal budget bill, state governments have been racing to prepare for wolf hunts this fall. (Read Gibson’s compelling report, “Cry Wolf ” on the issue in the Journal’s Summer 2011 edition.)
So far, Idaho’s winning the race. In early July, the state’s fish and game director Virgil Moore announced a full seven-month hunting season — from the end of August to the end of March. Hunters can use any weapon they choose, utilize electronic calls to lure wolves within range, and kill two each.
Photo: Courtesy First People
Posted in: Wolf Wars
Tags: Idaho wolf hunt, Montana wolf hunt, Wyoming, gray wolf persecution, wolf wars, James William Gibson, Earth Island Journal