Special Interests to Fund Slaughter of Wolves

Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Goal: Use non-lethal, preventative methods to reduce livestock loss instead of aggressive wolf killing tactics funded by special interest groups.

The U.S. Wildlife Services recently accepted $51,000 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to fund aggressive wolf collaring and killing efforts to counter livestock loss in Montana. Gray wolves were considered an endangered species until 2008, making it vital that Wildlife Services use non-lethal wolf deterrent strategies.

Wildlife Services is a federal program under the Department of Agriculture that focuses on reducing conflicts between wolves, people and livestock. Unfortunately, they rely heavily on aggressive killing strategies. In the last decade, when wolves were still endangered, Wildlife Service employees killed more than 3,000 wolves and most recently gunned down wolves in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest. States such as Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have the bulk of the nation’s wolf populations, so it is imperative that the federal agency promote non-lethal wolf control strategies in those areas.

As top tier predators, wolves are an integral part of the ecosystem and must be treated with care. By signing the petition below, you will be helping to make sure Wildlife Services understands that is it UNACCEPTABLE to prioritize special interests instead of responsible wildlife management.

PETITION LETTER

Dear U.S. Wildlife Services,

The aggressive wolf collaring and killing techniques funded by powerful interest groups reflect irresponsible management efforts. As a federal agency, you should not be prioritizing special interests nor receiving private funds. Instead, you must focus on promoting non-lethal solutions to livestock loss.

Wolves are vital predators that were on the endangered species list for three decades until four years ago. It is absolutely necessary to continue caring for wolf populations, as they are a vital top tier predator that keeps the ecosystem in balance.

It has been proven that there are effective, preventative, non-lethal methods of reducing conflict between wolves, people and livestock. I call on you to reject private funding for special interest projects and promote responsible wolf management strategies to ensure a healthy future for North America’s wolves.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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20 Comments

  1. Stop the Killing of all Wolves. They are to Beautiful. I , myself love all Animals.

  2. i agree woith John Beck . STOP killing the lovely Wolves, and all the animals they are our Heritage GOD bless em all..

  3. Contacted the Governor’s office and spoke my peace—-

  4. If our govt. does this we would be going back to an era of ignorance and regressive wildlife policy when it comes to wolves. It would be a return to the 1930’s and 1940’s when our govt. was involved with the eradication of wolves in 48 states. This program would be a return to the days of wolf persecution which was steeped in ignorance and unscrupulous political interests! With the real possibility of extinction looming for these animals with habitat destruction, climate change, and oil and gas development (which is a threat to wildlife everywhere) our govt. cannot continue to give in to trophy hunter and anti-wolf interest groups who are so blinded by their own prejudice that they can’t even conceive of wildlife such as wolves having the rights to exist.

  5. Billy Angus says:

    Wolves are very sacred and highly
    intelligent beings and our Creator put them
    here on this Earth for a reason.
    If this senseless act of animal cruelty
    continues, I shall no longer support
    Montana, politically, nor economically…
    Nor shall I display nor honor its state flag.
    And my boycott will continue until
    our wolves are protected and trophy hunting
    and trapping is banned forever,
    or until Armageddon, whichever comes first!

  6. Billy Angus says:

    I got rid of my Montana flag
    in protest of MFWP’s plan to continue
    to ignore the vast majority of people
    who want our wolves left alone,
    and maintain the status quo of
    pandering to ruthless special interests
    whom are out to destroy our Earth!
    I’m not buying anything that’s made and/or
    grown in this state, nor ID, WY and any other
    anti-wolf state!
    This is now a revolution against every anti-wolf state
    in the nation, and as far as I’m concerned,
    These hostile places should be stripped
    of statehood status and 86’ed from the U.S.A.
    If these states are gonna be hostile towards
    our wolves and other wildlife,
    and like-minded advocates alike, and show hateful attitudes to those who come from somewhere else and/or don’t conform to the barbaric ways of the Old West,
    then they’re no longer worthy to remain
    as part of the United States Of America.

  7. Linda Camac says:

    U.S. WILDLIFE SERVICES…..YOU MAY END UP WITHOUT A JOB IF YOU CONTINUE TO WORK AGAINST WILDLIFE – THE PUBLIC IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY FINDING OUT THAT YOU DO NOT SERVE WILDLIFE, AND AS A MATTER OF FACT YOU SHOULD CHANGE THE NAME OF YOUR DEPARTMENT TO U.S. HUNTER/TRAPPER SERVICES. IT IS DISGRACEFUL THAT WOLVES ARE THE SCAPEGOATS FOR POLITICIANS, GREEDY RANCHERS, AND HELL-BENT TROPHY HUNTERS!

  8. I live in Montana and I am so sad that they want to slaughter the wolves,one way to help rocky mountain elk foundation to lose some money is to not purchase their liscense plates, we the people are helping to fund this slaughter by picking their plates to put on our vehicles and paying the 35 or whatever a year to proudly display them, I dont have them on my truck and never will now but have seen lots of people with them. Stop this madness and leave nature to do what nature is suspose to do. if we didnt mess the whole system up to begin with nature would be taking care of nature, we need to butt out and leave wildlife alone, they did fine until the settlers felt the need to play god and mess up the eco system.

    • Billy Angus says:

      I totally agree with ya’ Terry.
      Personally, I don’t own a motor vehicle,
      and so I don’t have to worry about getting
      license plates.
      The RMEF is a P.O.S. and all those ruthless
      redneck ranchers and trophy hunters are
      full of B.S.

      Another great way to support our noble
      wolf cause is to boycott the livestock industry,
      in favor of vegetarian and vegan products,
      and encourage the public to reject all meat
      products in favor of healthier alternatives. 🙂

  9. Nancy Popham says:

    I’m afraid to say what I really want to say. I will probably be arrested.

  10. Silvia Wörner says:

    Stop the killing of all Wolfes in the world!!!!!!

  11. Sick of killing of scared animals there are easier ways of saving cattle like bells

  12. I SIGNED THIS PETITION BY ACCIDENT~I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS CAUSE~PLEASE REMOVE MY SIGNATURE~THANK YOU!!

  13. Marjorie Ackerman says:

    This is a very sad time for all Americans with the current state of affairs involving all wildlife in OUR beautiful country…..MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, IT IS OUR COUNTRY, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WHO PAY OUR FEDERAL TAXES TO THE USA….WE HAVE JUST AS MUCH A RIGHT TO HAVE WILDLIFE WE LOVE AS THE WOLF HATERS IN IDAHO, MONTANA, WYOMING, MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN, NEW MEXICO AND ANY OTHER STATE WHERE OUR BUFFALO, WILD HORSES OR BEAUTIFUL WOLVES AND BEARS ROAM. YES, RANCHERS ….WE PAY FOR YOU TO PUT YOUR CATTLE ON TAX PAYING PROPERTY AND FOOT THE BILL WHEN YOU MAKE A CLAIM WHETHER IT IS A FALSE CLAIM OR NOT….YES, US FISH AND GAME…WE PAY YOUR SALARIES AND THEN MUST BE SUBJECTED TO SEE YOUR AGENTS ON FACEBOOK FLAUNTING YOUR MERCILESS KILLS AND THEN KNOWING YOU LEAVE INNOCENT ANIMALS IN HORRIBLE TRAP TO SUFFER AN UNMERCIFUL DEATH FOR 3 DAYS, IF THEY ARE NOT POISONED WITH YOUR CYANIDE OR POISONED IN THEIR DENS!! YES, WE “KNOW” ALL ABOUT YOUR ROUNDUP IN UVALDE, TEXAS FROM THE SHELTER AND “TESTING” ON THE 40 INNOCENT DOGS….AND ALL THE WHILE, BEING FORCED TO TAKE IT AS WE ARE STILL YOUR PAYCHECK….YOU KNOW…THE COMMON EVERYDAY, WILDLIFE LOVING CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY.LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT ALL THE PET DOGS/CATS AND EVEN ENDANGERED GOLDEN EAGLES CAUGHT IN YOUR HEADTRAPS AND SNARES….Yes, it is a sad day in this country when we are forcing our beautiful wild mustangs on a death journey running them down with helicopters like they never did anything for this country although this is the very same horse displayed proudly on the Wyoming license plate…AND NOW WE SEND THEM OFF TO A SLAUGHTERHOUSE!! I am so embarrassed by what I have witnessed in this past decade, I ask myself…will they start taking away all the wildlife, will my grandchildren witness the day that wildlife will only be seen in a zoo? Ghandi’s words will come back to haunt us “You can always judge a country by the way it treats it’s animals…HOW TRUE….

  14. Geraldine Foley says:

    I agree with Marjorie Ackerman’s post. Stop the killing of wolves and all wildlife.

  15. Great comments folks. Definitely a step backwards by using these methods.Everyone who reads this, speak up, and speak loudly …and share. “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing….: –Edmund Burke

  16. Bodil Ribel says:

    HANDS OFF WOLVES … WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??? IS IT STUPIDITY OR IGNORANCE??? WHATEVER IT IS … IT IS NOT TOLERATED!!!
    I agree 110% with Marjorie Ackerman´s post and I am so damn sick of those braindead, evil and bloodthirsty individuals who spew out their sick pictures and opinions on facebook, the cruelty is unbelievable.
    Here is my question: WHAT IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO KILL AND MAME ALL THESE ANIMALS??? Here is your answer: N O T H I N G & N O O N E !!!!!!!!

  17. FABIANO GERARD says:

    PÉTITION SIGNÉ PARTAGÉ SIGNED SHARED FRIMA

  18. michael guest says:

    They are wrong and greedy. I hate Wildlife Services! They are also a lethal killing program. I’m so sick of them! Stop killing our wildlife!

  19. Lisa Cronin says:

    I just have to say that our Government and our government agencies are causing Americans much embarrassment all over the world. They have zero respect for wildlife. Zero respect for the environment. Zero respect for the wishes of the American people. We have a government, and their agencies who have been, and continually are,bought and paid for. Our forefathers must be rolling in their graves. I’m quite proud of my country. I’m also quite ashamed of our government.

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