Friday, July 3, 2015

Stop indiscriminate killing of wolves

Just got this urgent message from Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife – let's answer the call on behalf of these endangered Idaho wolves!

A kill order is still out on wolves in the Boise National Forest in Idaho.
We’re doing everything we can but we need your help!
Defenders of Wildlife

Kill Order for Wolves

Wolves in Boise National Forest are being trapped and killed.
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Dear Virginia,
A kill order has been issued. As you read this, wolves are being trapped and killed in the Boise National Forest by federal Wildlife Services. These wolves, for the most part, live exclusively on national forest land.
So why are these wolves being exterminated?
Because a sheep producer moving sheep through the national forest, requested they be killed.
Defenders has repeatedly and will continue to offer to help the livestock producer with non-lethal methods for keeping his sheep safe from wolves – but so far, he has refused all of our offers of assistance and has demanded the wolves in that part of the national forest be exterminated.
These wolves are dying, and the agency that should be protecting them is allowing them to be killed.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has a responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing of the land and wildlife that inhabit national forests – not help facilitate the death of wolves. USFS should require that appropriate non-lethal deterrents be tried first, to permit wolves and sheep to coexist, rather than allowing for an immediate death sentence.
It is completely irresponsible for the U.S. Forest Service not to do everything they can to protect our wild wolves on national forest land.
You know the state of Idaho has declared war on wolves. The federal government should not be a willing participant in that war!
Thank you so much for your commitment and your compassion.
For the wolves,
Jaime Rappaport Clark
Jamie Rappaport ClarkPresident, Defenders of Wildlife

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