Friday, July 13, 2012

News flash: Humankind’s role in the ecological network of relationships

Here’s a little news flash for all those who continue to delude themselves into believing that humankind has absolute dominion over the planet: We do not possess the right to thoughtlessly exploit the Earth’s natural resources, nor are we entitled to destroy any of our fellow inhabitants.

That’s right. We are as embedded in the ecological network of relationships and as reliant on its support as any other species. That would include the wolves struggling to survive in Montana. Just this morning, I received this alert from Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife:

Virginia -- Just wanted to make sure you got my message about our new wolf ad.

As we prepare to go live in Times Square, the War on Wolves rages on. Yesterday, officials in Montana approved a plan to allow widespread wolf trapping, triple the number of wolves an individual can kill in a single season, and eliminate hunt quotas across nearly the entire state.

Please donate now to help run our wolf ad, fight to ensure a lasting future for wolves and protect the wildlife and wild places you cherish.


Defenders of Wildlife: Wildlife Alert

Help reach millions
for wolves

Help run our ad in Times Square (artist's composite)
We need to raise $65,000 by July 20th to get this ad in Times Square.

Help Us Reach Millions for Wolves Donate Now

Please donate today to get the word out about the West’s War on Wolves during the busy tourist season New York City.

Dear Virginia,

Imagine seeing wolves in Times Square. You can make it a reality.

Donate today to help run our new wolf ad in Times Square -- and put the War on Wolves front-and-center before the eyes of America.

Most Americans don't know what's going on in the West. Extreme anti-wolf policies have led to a War on Wolves in the Northern Rockies.

In just over one year, nearly half of Idaho's wolves have been eliminated. And with year-round hunting and other extreme wolf-killing policies, officials are aiming to reduce Idaho's wolf population down to minimum numbers.

In Montana, anti-wolf extremists are turning up the heat on state officials, urging them to follow in Idaho's wolf-killing footsteps.

And at any moment, federal officials could turn the fate of Wyoming's wolves over to a state plan that allows wolves to be killed on sight by virtually any means across the majority of the state.

Now we have the chance to expose millions to the War on Wolves -- and rally their support with our latest ad.

Will you help us raise $65,000 by July 20th to run our wolf ad in Times Square and protect the wildlife and wild places you care about?

Wolf recovery is one of the most important conservation success stories in this country -- and we can't let the War on Wolves turn back the clock.

That's why we're doing something big -- Times Square big -- to expose anti-wolf extremism to an entirely new audience and send federal officials a message they can't ignore.

Donate today and help put wolves in Times Square.
Jamie Rappaport Clark  


Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Please donate now through our secure website to help us place our ad in Times Square. Or call 1-800-385-9712 to donate by phone.

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