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Before the Europeans came to Canada, wolves lived in harmony with the environment. But, when the settlers arrived, wolves were poisoned, trapped, and hunted.
Wolves that weren't attacked, were left homeless when their forest home was developed. With the largest wolf population in the world, Canada has allot to up-hold. People come here for the wilderness, and, with the wolf as the primary symbol, no one will come, and, as well as having less income, the country could be responsible for a huge decline in the population of the wolf.
Canada should also be ashamed that with the Rocky Mountains being the best possible habitat in Canada for a wolf, there was not one spotted in that area over a 30 year time period.
The Government of British Columbia currently uses killing neck snares targeting wolves and other apex carnivores as part of their wildlife management program. The snares are commonly set on crown (public) land. In the best case scenario the snares cause a painful death by choking - in the worst case the animal can suffer for days before slowly succumbing.
The snares are very poorly targeted and non-specific - and the number of non-targeted victims of other species can approach or equal the those of the targeted animals (background information: www.naturalart.ca/voice/blog.html- 21 February 2013 entry).
Wolves and other apex carnivores have high ecological value and potentially high economic value (background information: www.naturalart.ca/voice/wolfvalue.html). Their cost to society is extremely low (background information: www.naturalart.ca/voice/wolfcost.html). Yet the Government of BC manages them as vermin, reducing their population numbers as low as possible without actually endangering them.
Killing neck snares are most commonly used to “protect” cattle that are grazing on publicly-owned land. Depredation rates on cattle in BC by predators are minuscule - under one tenth of one percent of the total cattle that graze on public lands. This grazing has been described by scientists and politicians “as the most pervasive and destructive use of public lands” - and it occurs on 8.5 million hectares (almost 33,000 square miles) of land in BC. On this publicly-owned land the welfare of domestic cattle that are owned by private entrepreneurs currently takes priority over ecologically-valuable apex carnivores that are owned by all citizens of BC. And, the killing of wolves and other carnivores on this public land is paid for by the tax dollars of all British Columbians (an ecological and economic subsidy we all pay for).
It is time to stop the barbaric and inhumane practice of using neck snares to kill apex carnivores on public land. And it is time to reverse a policy that is completely backwards: the government of BC must move towards wildlife management policies that, on public land, give priority to all naturally-occurring and ecologically-valuable species of wildlife, and that are owned by all British Columbians, over that of the welfare of ecologically damaging domestic species (including cattle) that are owned by private entrepreneurs.
Wolves are being indiscriminately killed in British Columbia, and under the pretext of "Wildlife Management"!
So-called "conservationists" are killing wolves, even machine-gunning entire packs from helicopters, based on the claim that they are reducing caribou herds; however, loss of habitat is a far more probable cause. Natural ecosystems are self regulating and wolves play a vital role in them.
There is also an increase in the slaughter of wolves to protect livestock on private and public land with insufficient attention to alternative measures such as improved farming practices and animal husbandry.
Wolves are killed for sport and their body parts used as trophies; this is an abhorrent activity and wasteful use of wildlife.
Wolves deserve wilderness habitat in which to live a natural pack life, unmolested.
Humans are the greatest threat to healthy wolf populations, and it's our responsibility to be a voice for these wild animals and the wilderness in which they live.
Several photos of Lady Ga Ga wearing wolf fur and other fur products have been released to the public and Lady Ga Ga herself shows no remorse for these poor animals, even though in a previous interview on the Ellen Degeneres show she stated that she would never wear fur. This irresponsible, heartless act will not be tolerated.
She claims to be the voice of the bullied. We are speaking for all those who can not speak for themselves; abused, tortured and exploited animals everywhere.
We may not change her beliefs, but we can show Lady Ga Ga and Interscope Records that acts like these can have monetary consequences.
Wolves are a crucial part of our ecosystem, they help prevent the overgrazing of vegetation by herbivores, which would lead to starvation and disease in deer and other animals, which humans eat. They keep the population of old and sick animals down.
The wolf is also regarded as a sacred and cultural animal by many native tribes in our area, which by law were supposed to be consulted about any change in hunting plans, which they were not.
The natural balance and order of the ecosystems will be greatly affected if any of the 700 or so wolves in Wisconsin are killed. Everyone will be affected in some way.
In response to the fact that tar sands oil mining is threatening caribou herds by destroying their habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government headed by Stephen Harper has called for strychnine poisoning and aerial shooting of thousands of wolves in areas near tar sands mining.
The big bad wolf in this struggle is not the furry kind; it’s the kind that walks on two legs. The caribou’s habitat is being destroyed by mining.
The Alberta Tar Sands has created a massive loss of habitat for all wildlife in the region, but perhaps the most profoundly affected has been the caribou.
But instead of taking steps to protect the caribou’s habitat, Canada’s Minister of Environment Peter Kent said that thousands of Alberta wolves will need to be killed to rescue caribou impacted by tar sands development.
Killing the wolves means shooting them from helicopters and poisoning them with baits laced with strychnine. Strychnine is a deadly poison that causes a painful progression from muscle spasms to convulsions to suffocation over a period of hours. It is an excruciating death. The poisoned baits will also pose a threat for non-targeted animals like cougars and wolverines that may eat them.
The minister is taking a man-made environmental disaster and scapegoating wolves so as not to interfere with the profits of the oil industry. But without healthy habitat, the endangerment of caribou is unavoidable, no matter how many wolves are murdered. Caribou and wolves need habitat. Together, they create a natural balance in the ecosystem.
Canada’s first priority should be protection of the habitat, not additional assaults on the native wildlife.
Read the full article here: http://news.petpardons.com/wolf-slaughter-is-canadas-solution-for-man-made-caribou-imbalance/
Wolves are the ancestor of domestic dogs. Many people think that they are dangerous creatures, but they are only dangerous if they are tormented or if they are starving hungry because humans have driven away their prey.
Ranchers often fire the guns in the air to frighten the wolves instead of killing them. Despite this, however, the US government plan on culling wolves. The methods used here would be extremely cruel and would probably involve poisoning and shooting.
Despite what some people may tell you, shooting is not a humane death. If you miss and hit an animal in the wrong place, you can injure it and it will probably die slowly due to blood loss or starvation. Poisoning is also a very cruel death. The animals that are poisoned can, depending on the type of poison, take hours to die, and they will almost certainly be in terrible pain.
Wolves are an endangered species and we don't know how many are left now. This "cull" could bring the species even closer to extinction.
Amendment No. 342: None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the continued operation of the Mexican Wolf recovery program.
Despite the fact that 69% of New Mexicans support the reintroduction of Mexican wolves after five decades of extinction in the wild, Mexican wolves remain in peril of a second extermination from the Southwest.
At only 50 lobos in the wild, the Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered wolf and mammalian species in North America. However, this hasn't stopped an onslaught on them and their also-imperiled Northern cousins from both houses of Congress. Two mirror bills (S.249 & H.R.509) are now advancing through the Senate and House with the same intent: to remove Endangered Species Act protections from all gray wolves in the United States.
What will happen if federal protections and funds are removed from wolf management in New Mexico? All new wolf releases will cease and management of lobos will revert to state wildlife authorities, who, unlike federal biologists, are not bound by best available science requirements. Simply put, this will spell doom for the vital reintroduction of wolves in Southwest.
Due to over whelming reports to Facebook nothing has been done to stop this sick and hateful site.
Please we need your help to stop asking people to kill all wolves.
Despite the low numbers of grizzly bears and grey wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may take these iconic animals off the Endangered Species List due to pressure from hunters and ranchers. Grey wolves and grizzly bears have recovered under the Endangered Species Act, but the populations are still low.
With only 1,700 wolves and 600 grizzlies in the Rocky Mountains, scientists (as opposed to politicians) warn that may not even be a viabile breeding population. The removal of this protection would allow these symbols of America to be hunted back to the brink of extinction once again. Who is the Fish and Wildlife Service really serving? We are outraged; if you are too, click the button below to take action.
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Wolves in Alaska have been under attack since the 1940s. A federal poisoning and aerial shooting campaign began following World War II. By the mid-1950s the government had greatly reduced wolf numbers in much of south central and interior Alaska. While poisoning was banned after statehood in 1959, aerial shooting and bounty payments continued through the 1960s.
After the passage of the Federal Airborne Hunting Act in 1972 and the termination of the bounty, wolf numbers increased. By the mid-1970s hunters demanded state-sponsored wolf control and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game responded with helicopter shooting programs. Considerable public opposition stopped these state-sponsored programs, but land-and-shoot hunting of wolves by private hunters continued through the 1980s into the early 1990s.
The current population of Alexander Archipelago wolves is thought to be between 750 and 1,100.
Wolves have been around for as long as we can remember, but how much longer will they be? for years we have been slowly killing off nature, and the animals that live there.
What will we lose when the wolf is gone and no more? do you really want to find out?
Why not help make a change for the better? by helping thoses who can not speak for themselves.
Help the wolves fight for their right to live.
13. Save the wolves
I want people to make wolves a sanctuary. I mean wolves are awsome but everyone hates them just because they need to eat.
The following information is reproduced from: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/04/gray-wolf-delisted.html
May 4, 2009 -- The grey wolf was Monday taken off the U.S. list of endangered species, making a comeback 35 years after it virtually disappeared and can now be hunted in most states, officials said. The grey wolf was placed on the endangered list in 1974 after the animals were almost eliminated in many U.S. states.
The following information is reproduced from:
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq. , ESA) is one of the dozens of United States environmental laws passed in the 1970s. As stated in section 2 of the act, it was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation."
The Endangered Species Act of 1973: 1-authorizes the determination and listing of species as endangered and threatened; 2-prohibits unauthorized taking, possession, sale, and transport of endangered species; 3-provides authority to acquire land for the conservation of listed species, using land and water conservation funds; 4-authorizes establishment of cooperative agreements and grants-in-aid to States that establish and maintain active and adequate programs for endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; 5-authorizes the assessment of civil and criminal penalties for violating the Act or regulations; and 6-authorizes the payment of rewards to anyone furnishing information leading to arrest and conviction for any violation of the Act or any regulation issued there under.
The wolf population in Norway is in a critical situation. This spring the government of Norway sanctioned a culling of wolves from only an estimated population of 25 wolves remaining in the country. During the hunt, an alpha female was killed "by accident" from one of the packs not to be targeted for the hunt - effectively dispersing the family. By the end of the hunt there were only 2 families left, and only one mating pair between the two.
The attitude of the government is biased by heavy lobbying of sheep farmers throughout the country who are trying to protect their free-range sheep. A quote from Afenposten tells all: "We want to keep Norway wolf-free. The wolf is vermin and should be taken out," said the leader of the Center Party program committee, Lars Peder Brekk."
Recently another wolf was found dead by unknown causes. This male wolf was a member of the family of wolves whose alfa female was wrongfully killed during the hunt. This death strikes a devastating blow to the wolf population. Now only one family survives in Norway.
The purpose of our petition is to show global support for the wolves and to demand the government of Norway change their policies and protect the wolves from extinction.
This is a petition to help save Kei, a sad and lonely wolf.
There is a North American Timber Wolf named Kei that languishes in a zoo on the far side of the Pacific. In Okinawa, Japan, at the Okinawa Kodomo no Kuni Zoo, you will find a wolf that has lingered on a concrete slab of 7 x 5 metres for the whole 16 years of her life. It is a disgrace that an animal which has symbolized a part of North America`s frontier heritage should be forced to live out her entire existence as such. It would also be a disgrace that once her plight has been made known; no one comes to her aid.
Mission Wolf, run by Kent Weber, has agreed to allow Kei, the North American timber wolf at Kodomo no Kuni, to stay in a spacious enclosure with natural settings. Nearby, Kei will be in the company of other wolves and will never face the isolation that she has had living for years at Okinawa's zoo. Greg Leisure, organizer of the "Campaign to Bring Kei Home", says, "Wolves are highly social animals, and when kept in isolation they are deprived of the mental stimulation that is a part of what makes them what they are. They therefore suffer. It would please all of us if Kei could once again experience the moonlight howling parties of her species." To learn more about Mission Wolf, copy and past this URL address into your browser: http://www.missionwolf.com/index.asp?sec=1
We ask you please to sign this petition and pass it along to all of your friends and neighbours.
17. Save the wolves!
Some people believe that wolves should be out of their habitat and used for their skin. We need to stop these people anywhere in the united states of america or globally.
18. Save the Wolves
In different places of the world wolves are endangered, because of loss of habitat. Wolves are misunderstood, they are not vicious killers.