Target: Donny Martorello, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Goal: Stop Washington state from killing gray wolves before they go entirely extinct.
Two gray wolves were recently killed by state officials despite the fact that there are only 90 gray wolves left in Washington state. Gray wolves used to be one of the most widely distributed animals and now they are almost extinct in the U.S.
Washington officials stated the reason for this slaughter is to “protect livestock from repeated depredation by wolves.” However, a recent study shows that this can actually backfire and can cause an increase in the likelihood of an attack on livestock. There are other preventative measures that can stop predators from eating livestock, and these methods should be researched more.
Sign this petition and demand Washington state stop killing gray wolves.
Dear Mr. Martorello,
Recently, Washington state killed two of the 90 remaining gray wolves left in the state. Washington says it is committed to wolf recovery, but this action states otherwise.
The reason for the killing is to protect livestock from wolf attacks. However, a recent study shows that this method can actually backfire and increase chances of attacks on livestock. There are many other better methods for protecting livestock, including improving barriers, that should be researched more.
Gray wolves were once one of the most widely distributed animals, and now they are virtually extinct. It is time we take a stand to help this species thrive rather than killing them off without second thought.
[Your Name Here]
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