Death Rains Down From The Sky, 2 Washington Wedge Pack Wolves Aerial Gunned…

Sad, sad news Wolf Warriors. 2 Wedge Pack wolves met death from the sky today as WDFW sharpshooters slaughtered two wolves and are in pursuit of the rest of the pack, including puppies. This is a dark day for Washington state. Do not travel to Washington or buy Washington potatoes. Call the Department of Tourism and Governor Gregoire and let them know you will NOT be traveling to a state that kills innocent wolves for public land grazing ranchers.

This is just the beginning of pack removal in the state of Washington. Does anyone think another wolf pack won’t claim this territory? It will be rinse and repeat, resulting in more dead wolves. Until we retire grazing leases and get cows off our public lands,  wolves will continue to pay the price with their lives.

State shoots two wolves in Wedge Pack today; six or more to go

Posted by Rich
Sept. 25, 2012 4:51 p.m
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Washington State Tourism

Washington State Travel Counselor at 1-866-964-8913.
Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST)

tourisminfo@watourismalliance.com

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Governor Gregoire

Phone: (360) 902-4111
Fax: (360) 753-4110

Website: www.governor.wa.gov
E-mail: Contact Via ‘Web Form

PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002

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Photo:  Courtesy James Balog
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Washington Wolves
Tags: WDFW, 2 Wedge Pack Wolves dead, hunt for pack, stop public land grazing, welfare ranchers, Washington Dept. Tourism, Governor Gregoire, boycott Washington potatoes, wolf persecution
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  1. Can you guys set up more petitions? They are much more simple than to actually find Washington’s phone number and physically call, plus I don’t think I’d have the charisma to effectively do it either. So please, I’ll gladly sign petitions!

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  2. Bastards that did this. Rot in hell!!!!

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  3. This is definitely not sport and it requires zero intelligence. Sad and horrific.

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  4. I am so sick at heart about this….how is it that ranchers have so much power in all the western states to get their way to have wolves killed…they are in the minority in every state where wolves are being murdered….I wish there was a way that all of the cattle would have to be removed from public lands or the fees made so high that the ranchers would take their cattle off voluntarily….all of the murderous attacks on wolves has made me hate the humans who are causing it to happen…I wish terrible things to befall them!!!

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    • I feel exactly the same. What a sad state.

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  5. This is beyond disgusting and heartless. The rancher who is causing these actions will go to hell after he meets his karma. It is just wrong. The state of Washington should be ashamed.

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  6. Dont take this out on Washington in general, it’s the cattle ranchers that are at fault here. Not the general public ( I have lived in WA my whole life and am very angry that the wolves are being slaughtered)

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    • Charlene, I understand most Washingtonians don’t approve of this but we have to send a message to the state that this is unacceptable. I’ve boycotted Idaho potatoes for years. It’s one way to send a message. The Governor could have stepped in and stopped this slaughter.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • Ok, I get cha
        I know there are alot of poeple really upset about this, but a better way to hurt the people that did this would be to boycott Washington beef.
        The thing that makes me REALLY angry is the reports I have read have only said “it could be wolf related”…COULD…that’s not enough reason to slaughter a whole pack (in my opinion).
        The cattle ranchers should graze their cattle (it’s better then shoving large numbers of cows into a small space and making them suffer in terrible living conditions) but they need to be responsible and humane when it comes to protecting their livestock and dealing with the wolves.
        And the best way to do that (in my opinion) is to use shepherd and herding dogs to protect the cattle (just make sure the pack of working dogs is the same size or bigger then the wolves and the cows should be perfectly safe…except for the ones that stay and then they are fair game).

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      • I know, Idaho potatoes are food of the gods to me, it was easier to give up beef. 🙂

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      • I live in Washington too, and you are correct, hitting the state where it hurts most, tourism is the best thing to do, but people need to speak up, email, call, snail mail, and tell people why you are not spending a dime in Washington or on Washington products

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  7. perth western australia – this is so wrong in every way!!!
    these beautiful amazing animals dont stand a chance.
    i am so angry & upset!!!
    how can anyone consider an animal live to be so insignificant & disposable.
    BASTARDS!!!

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  8. Let’s not let “Conservation Northwest” of the hook. They were very instrumental in supporting this slaughter

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    • above should read…”off” the hook.

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  9. It doesn’t seem like even enough time was given to look into a workable solution or even verify what actually happened (i.e. “very likely” that it was wolves?”) Come on now. Does it seem likely that 15 or so cattle were injured in two months’ time? Did this man bait them or lure them? People are duplicitous. This rancher is grazing or letting his cattle run on public land. I don’t know why the WDFG is catering to him. I knew the delisting would be bad news, but I didn’t know how bad. I cannot believe in the 21st century we have to deal with this, and it can only get worse as more cattle expand into more wild areas for our increasing population. I cannot believe President Obama put a fox in charge of the henhouse like this. I have already heard rumblings about the other wolf packs in the state, and in other areas of the country. I am no longer a consumer of beef, but as consumers we should have a say in how our food is raised. It’s happening already with laying hens and gestation crates, and it should happen with grazing on public lands.

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  10. I live in the central mountains of WA State and I say Do Whatever You Have To Do To Stop This!

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  11. NO! Those poor wolves! If I don’t get too much homework tomorrow then I am so writing to the WDFG and asking them to stop the slaughter! And if I can’t do it tomorrow then I will get that letter written and sent ASAP!

    In my opinion, 2 months is not enough time to conclude that non-lethal methods are not working on the pack or that the wolves are fully responsible for all 15 or so cattle deaths. More effort should be put into researching the pack’s movements and using more, perhaps different, non-lethal prevention methods of livestock protection, not killing off the pack! If the wolves are causing trouble, then research should be conducted into which individuals are causing the most problem, and if some members of the pack have to be killed as a last resort then only the most troublesome individuals should be removed from the population, not the whole pack and their innocent pups!

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  12. Disgusting.

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  13. Can the pups be rescued by a sleuth at night? I would start getting clever and even if I could.

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  14. MSN had it on the front home page. NBC Channel5? Rancher is a first class jerk and should be held responsible. NBC took a poll- out of 60,859 votes, 73% voted no shoot while 27% yes. The comments were great. Read them if you can.

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  15. Two things that are equally as horrible that I would like to add. One is that the Alpha male was collared late last year………….. so they didn’t have any trouble finding the pack…………..sick bastards. Two) the cattle that were allegedly killed by the Wedge pack were grazing on PUBLIC land! The rancher that did all the complaining admittedly did nothing to protect his herd from the wolves, he is quoted as having said that “the liberals from Seattle” are planting wolves in NE Washington to cause him to lose his grazing rights. I feel sick.

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    • I think that dumb redneck rancher should take his cattle
      and his ruthless Old West attitude, sell his ranch and his stock and leave the state of Washingon and go get a
      REAL job somehwere else.

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  16. Can’t we move the wolves to safe place? I wish they stop killing wolves that what I call killers.murders that really cold hearted murders.:-(

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  17. Please let me know

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  18. Just sent a message to the WA governor. Here’s what I wrote:
    “Governor;
    It is with deep regret that the state of Washington is hereby BOYCOTTED until this illegal bloodbath from the state’s WDFW is stopped immediately, and its officials and sharpshooters are brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law on charges of flagrantly violating the Endangered Species Act by aerial slaying two of our noble wolves, (in which by law, are supposed to be protected under the ESA) and a plan or conspiracy to massacre the remaining pack, based on lies and hate-mongering from one stupid cattle rancher.
    Because of this, the beef industry shall also be boycotted as well.
    (personally, I’m a vegetarian, and thus I stopped eating meat in 1984)
    This brutal act, just to appease one irresponsible redneck cattle rancher who has no regard for God’s creations whatsoever,
    is an act of treason against the will of the vast majority who want our wolves and other wildlife left alone, and because of this outrage, I (along with a multitude of wildlife like-minds worldwide)
    will not do business with, nor travel to/vacation, nor purchase products that come from the state of Washington, and the boycott shall extend into Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Alaska.
    Wolves have been on this Earth long before man even existed,
    and the Creator put them here for a reason.
    It is the RANCHER who encroached upon the wolves’ territory,
    not the other way around…
    And therefore, IMHO, it would be in the best interest for
    the state and our wild animal kingdom,
    if this self-centered, anti-wildlife cattle baron sell his ranch,
    take his cattle and narrow-minded redneck attitude, leave the state of Washington, and relocate elsewhere to raise his stock, and never again, be allowed to graze his cattle on public lands and national forests at taxpayers’ expense!
    We, The People, expect our tax dollars to be invested into preserving ALL public lands for wildlife (includinge wolves) and tourists who revere them with awe and wonder, as the Lord’s creations.
    Not to be squadered to pander to a greedy wild-west wacko
    with a ruthless mentality of Old West.
    This is 2012 A.D., not 1892.
    The 19th Century is in the past and it should be left in the past!
    Please take this issue and my message with great seriousness.
    The only way to end our boycott of products and tourism in WA,
    is to end this senseless bloodshed and stop killing our wolves immediately and abide by the laws in the Endangered Species Act,
    reform or dissolve WDFW, outlaw cattle grazing on public lands,
    and ban trophy hunting and trapping forever!!!
    Let’s make the 21st Century look more like the 21st Century
    and revere ALL creation as very sacred,
    as the Great Spirit intended to be in the first place..
    Not regress back to the barbaric 19th!
    Thank You…”

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  19. disgusting display of human cruel and stupid:(

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  20. How dare they do this to our beautiful wolves! No-one has a right to do this…wolves have been here longer than ranchers and have every right to live free, this has to stop now! We can’t got back to the 20th century!!!!!

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  21. so the cowards have begun to kill the helpless wolves from the air.
    you don`t have the stones to meet them on their own turf eh?
    when man finds something he can`t understand or tame he just has to destroy it.the wolves were here first but man wants what the wolves have just like in the past with the Native Americans and the lands they lived on.white man wanted their lands and pushed or shipped off or killed the Natives off until they lost everything.when will this senseless killing end? when there is nothing left to take or kill?
    shame on them and shame on the government of Washington State.

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  22. Is there a link on this page so I can share this article on facebook? If not, can you add one so I can share them?

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  23. This is really sad ,what the f is going on here,I will get the Obama hot line and call him plus washington state again today, this plan sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. SORRY I CANNOT HANDLE THIS. YOU ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN. ALL YOU PEOPLE DO IS TALK OR RATHER WRITE A LOT OF BS BUT NO ACTION. I HAVE HAD IT WITH YOU. I AM UNSUBSCRIBING MYSELF NOW. YOU HAVE NO GUTS. YOU LET THE BESTIAL CABAL MINIONS TO OVERPOWER YOU. GOODBYE.

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  25. I was looking forward to back packing in the Okanogan again and with the possibility of seeing or hearing wolves. Free range cattle are not very much of a go see the wilds of Washington enticement. I’ve been back packing and climbing and hiking for 40 years and notice that the wilderness is emptier and emptier of birds, insects, animals, amphibians, and predators each decade. When I bring this up to the average person they are oblivious living in artificial world in the media matrix they don’t see it, never will see it and never will miss it when it is all gone. I would like to see all BLM and all National Forest and all National Parks designated 100% wilderness, no hunting and no human management other than “No Hunting”, and that means any and all including fishing.

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  26. may the individuals perpetrating this perversion on these incredible beings find endless and excruciating pain for all their days, may they know incredible and ceaseless fear and may they die alone, in an agonizingly slow and unbelievably painful death… by whatever means, at the hands of those who disdain THEIR existence…

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  27. Why does this rancher have so much clout? I think of all the people going through the McDonald’s drive-thru shoving processed hamburgers down their gullets, not thinking for a second about what happens so that they can have them. Also, those poor bison that were relocated to Fort Peck – purebreds – two died in transit, and ten have died from the stupid wildfires. What a mess we make of everything. 😦

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  28. Made me sickening and wrecking heart for the wedge pack! So sadden deep! I hate sharpshooter slaughter and expensive to fly plus 6 more to go. Geez! More taxes. Idiots!

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  29. I am so terribly sad to hear this news.Thank you for the contact information. I will write and boycott. RIP beautiful creatures. Sorry that sick killers are allowed so much power in this world.

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  30. Washington can fall in the ocean!!! Along with Montana / Idaho / wyoming and every other state that harms wolves just for ‘FUN’

    JERKS!!!!

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  31. Did you read the comments from the frothing wackos in Washington and Idaho that are just ecstatic that they killed those wolves…leaves little doubt that this world is overpopulated by sick narrow minded grotesque men

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  32. The Center for Biological Diversity fights legal battles for wolves on as many fronts as possible and sent out the following email this morning asking citizens to call Gov. Gregoire and is asking for after call feedback. [This is not posted on their site yet.] Let them know so they can show their is strong public support for the wolves. Laws need to change…to reign in the Public Land whiner moocher bullies and protect the animal nations… it’s a dire emergency for these wolves.

    Subject: Help Save Washington Wolf Pack from Sharpshooters

    Only seven wolf packs live in Washington state — but the governor has ordered the entire Wedge pack killed in response to cattle depredations. That includes at least eight wolves.

    The killing will be carried out on the public’s dime using marksmen on the ground. If that doesn’t work, these wolves will be shot from helicopters.

    Washington’s wolf management plan clearly states that, to avoid cattle losses, non-lethal measures must be taken first to protect livestock. In this case only minimal actions were taken to avoid wolf-livestock conflicts.

    Please call Gov. Christine Gregoire now at (360) 902-4111 and tell her you do not support killing the Wedge pack when ranchers have not done their part to protect cattle.

    Then let us know you got through to the governor by clicking here:
    http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7092

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    • Done…..Called & emailed.

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    • I sent her and the WDFW an email yesterday

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    • DONE
      SHARED WITH MANY ANIMAL GROUPS

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  33. Nabeki I think it’s time to take off the Ghandi bikini panties and get outfitted with some Che Guevara boxers. The fate of these animals is dependent on the direct action of the advocates. My thoughts nd prayers are with the wolf advocates.

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  34. This is an insanity…when will this bastards stop? If we, wolf lovers and defenders think about it, they are just spitting in our faces!! they throw away petitions, they ignore phone calls, they corrupt surveys…EVERYTHING! ! They don’t give a damn about us or the wolves..they only care of breast feeding their god foresaken ranchers!! And now they are going after innocent pups because they just wanted to…I say HELL NO!! I here right NOW at Laredo TX my high school (teacher said to put away my phone..ignored him) outraged and helpless, surrounded by people who don’t know a thing about the blazing hell this world has become for wolves… If they do not care that they little survey turned out 75 percent opposing the wolf cull, if they do not play by the rules of NATURE and even the ones THEY impose, then why should we?? I want to fight back! revenge!! shoot hunters, shred snares, bring down planes from aerial gunners and destroy traps!! letbus show them that we are no hippies and no people do be played with…LET’S SHOW THEM!!!

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  35. this is beyond horrible. humans vmake me so sick. these poor beautiful animals

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  36. It seems to me that w so many people/mostly men needing to shoot and kill, they will kill every animal on the planet, then there will only be humans…then they will start on the people that do not believe in killing…

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  37. You can’t call Governor Gregoire. They immediately send you to the Wildlife offices and they don’t answer the phone. You can’t call the tourism department. They have a neverending tape that says if you would like to leave a message one of our tourism ambassadors will call you back, press one. When after a half hour you press one, you immediately hear a dial tone. We are all wolves. We are all being killed. We are already dead. My God, what has it come to? The sheer affrontery. They stole your government already. It belongs to the cattlemen’s association. The government of Washington has one message for you. Fuck you.

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    • I got through this afternoon – though they did refer me to another number, I believe it was Gregoire’s office.

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  38. Instead of just calling the office of spineless and brain dead politicians, call the businesses that fund their policitcal campaigns. Call Washington state businesses and let them know your dissatisfaction with this policy. Call their restaurant and hotel association groups. The politicians are only a foil – you have to apply the pressure where the rubber meets the road.

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    • Great advice Mark, we need to apply real pressure to these people and the only thing that gets their attention is loss of power and money.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  39. Governor Gregoire is a former attorney general who has such terrible public approval she is not running for reelection. She is a lame duck who can care less about public opinion. I did see, though, on the links you provided, Nabeki, that Washington posts the comments for all to view on a public website so I left mine there for their citizens to see.

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    • Can you post a link of that website on here??

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  40. Nabeki, Perhaps it is an indication of just how out of touch these politicians are but that website form for Governor Gregoire appears dated. When I clicked around the website it showed that Kathleen Sebelius as the current Governor of my home state of Kansas but she went to Washington with Obama in 2008 as Secretary of Health and Human Services. I could not find the “letters to leaders” section of that website to see published comments for Governor Gregoire. When this issue first developed, I called her office and the receptionist did not care to hear from me for very long but said she would add my concerns to the multitude of others who were calling in support of the Wedge pack.

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    • Mark…I know exactly what you mean, writing to Governors or any of the politicians seems to fall on deaf ears. My fingers are bleeding from pleading for the lives of wolves. We have to change strategy. I’ve been working with other wolf advocates behind the scenes on a project we hope will make a difference for wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  41. I actually e-mailed Governor Gregoire the day before… Somehow I feel that writing them just makes matters worse. They will never listen to reason. I don’t understand how people love and protect dolphins, orcas, gorillas, elephants, but villify the wolf, who is just as advanced and sentient. This is purely irrational hatred against a species, no more no less. They deserve full permanent protection after all the hell they’ve been through by human hands.

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    • You’re very right, I have never heard of people hating bobcats, coyotes, bear, cougar, or another natural North American predator as much as they hate the wolf. Where does this hate come from??…

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  42. Those vile gutless cowards. Relocating wiuld have been perfect. It cost less to slaughter them than move them. Monsters are so greedy of course that their only viable solution. The world is watching washington!
    You have single handedly made people hate you.

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  43. can’t you set more petitions about this issue, this MUST STO, it’s madness, it’s heartbreaking!

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  44. They came. We rejoiced. Then they murdered them. Do not let WA State Fish and Wildlife, the Governor, politicians, the rancher or Conservation Northwest (who are on Facebook) get any peace.

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  45. All of the wolves in the wedge wolf pack have been killed.
    I suggest you send emails to the WDFW, the Washington State governor and Obama about how outraged you are about this.

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    • TALK TRUTH TO POWER at the Fish & Wildlife Commission meeting at 1pm on October 5, Olympia.

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  46. If we don’t find a way to stop the ruthless killing of our precious wildlife we ourselves will be next. The balance of nature is at stake.
    Jo Ann Horn
    Choctaw Ancestry

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  47. The chairman of the state Senate committee that oversees Washington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife tells NBC News that the killing of a gray wolf pack in recent days was “inexcusable” and that he is demanding answers about why the agency thought it was necessary.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/29/14151323-killing-of-wolf-pack-criticized-by-key-washington-state-lawmaker?fb_action_ids=4368516843529&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=AddThis_Blogs&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map=%7B%224368516843529%22%3A489582731060988%7D&action_type_map=%7B%224368516843529%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map=%7B%224368516843529%22%3A%22AddThis_Blogs%22%7D

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  48. People need to understand that this aerial wolf hunt was also sanctioned by the very environmental group that people look to for protecting the wolves in Washington state. That is Conservation Northwest. Let MITCH FRIEDMAN and his band of compromising activists know how you feel about them betraying your trust.

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    • http://www.conservationnw.org/

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      • Sorry, here is the link to for the Conservation Northwest “contact”
        http://www.conservationnw.org/who-we-are/contact/index_html

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      • Conservation Northwest are on Facebook as well…

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      • I’m not saying they arent…

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    • Done. Done. Done. And done again. And if you can, attend the DFW commission meeting in Olympia on 10-5, 1pm.

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