Endangered Wolves at Risk as Federal Protections Removed
Wolves are our canine furbabies' closest relatives and many Dogsters are concerned about their well-being. If you're as upset about the ruthless war on wolves as I am, here's one small way you can help. It only takes a few minutes to sign this Care2 petition.
It happened today - the Bush administration has just eliminated federal protections for hundreds of endangered wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
This decision leaves wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies at the mercy of outrageous state management plans that allow for the killing of as many as 1,200 wolves - 80% of all the region's wild wolves!
Idaho officials want to use aerial gunning to kill wolves in their state. Wyoming agencies have left the door open to the use of traps and poison to eliminate wolves. And officials in both states - and Montana - have proposed wolf hunts.
That's not responsible wildlife management. It's a recipe for disaster.