Restore Protections for Wolves

Target: Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon

Goal: Restore endangered species protections to wolves to put an end to recent killings.

Several wolves have been slain from three different packs in Oregon, with two more scheduled to be “removed” in the coming weeks from a pack in the northeast corner of the state. In all of these cases, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has given in to the demands of ranchers who are eager to see the wolves killed in response to livestock losses.

Prior to 2015, wolves in Oregon were listed as a state endangered species, and their numbers had rebounded following near collapse earlier in the 20th century. Thanks to political pressures from the ranching industry, wolves were delisted, and since then the number of wolves has plateaued within the state. If wildlife commissioners have their way, planned killings could put the wolf population below 2015 levels.

What is worse is that these killings are unnecessary and will likely have no impact on preventing livestock losses. Wolf packs splinter following cullings, which may cause them to push into new areas and threaten livestock at different pastures. Furthermore, wolves help support healthy habitats for a wide variety of species through ensuring that large herbivores do not remove too much ground cover.

We cannot allow wolves to succumb to the same threats that nearly drove them to extinction in generations past. Oregon’s wolves must be granted endangered species protection once more to maintain a healthy ecosystem for all wildlife in the Cascades region.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Brown,

The 2015 decision to delist wolves from Oregon’s endangered species list has had deadly consequences for these animals. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has time and again given in to demands from ranchers to kill wolves, even though scientific research has proven that these methods are ineffective at protecting livestock. Without protection, the wolf population may soon drop well below the 2015 levels.

Wolves are needed for a healthy and stable ecosystem in Oregon. Without them, many other species will suffer. We demand that you call for the restoration of their protected status as an endangered species within the state, and put an immediate end to the pack cullings.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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16 Comments

  1. OREGON WE NEED THE WOLVES FOR NATURE TO OPERATE NOW.

    • Wolves kill in gruesom ways. We can protect them, or let them flourish. Now, shouldn’t we ask the herbivores what they think? If you feel wolves are necessary, then you believe that they should control our populations too, who are out of control. We are just as much a part of nature, so practice what you preach.

  2. Oregon why don’t you follow the example in the Midwest, and continue to make Wolves an endandgered species! Protect them Now!

  3. WOLVES WERE THERE LONG BEFORE THE RANCHERS, IT IS THEIR LAND THE RANCHERS HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH WOLVES, DONT KILL EVERY THING WILD AND FREE OR THIS WORLD WILL BE A VERY SAD PLACE, DO NOT KILL THESE WOLVES.

  4. You need to learn to coexist with all animals! You take away their land, home and food sources, where do you expect them to go? They need a place to live, just like you! Mankind must stop the greed, you cannot have everything! Animals are a vital part of the ecosystem! Stop the senseless killings!

  5. The wolves need to be listed as endangered again to protect them!
    Why are farmers and ranchers allowed to essentially run the government?! Why are they allowed to lobby government and legally bribe them?? Farmer, rancher and all other lobbyists should be banned from government, in my opinion. Lobbying just makes the government the (bribed) servants of corporations and banks.

  6. So tired of ranchers thinking they own all the land. Public land is just that and if you can’t deal with wolves get a few llamas..

  7. In the name of GOD, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit please Restore Protections for Wolves.

    If you kill the wolves you do not become more man, but you become less human.

  8. Tina shurtleff says:

    Many of these ranchers are on public lands. If they cannot coexist then get off our lands and let the wildlife have it. Stop the killing of our wolves and wildlife for greed. The majority of Americans want our wildlife protected.

  9. Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon

    Goal: Restore endangered species protections to wolves to put an end to recent killings.

    Several wolves have been slain from three different packs in Oregon, with two more scheduled to be “removed” in the coming weeks from a pack in the northeast corner of the state. In all of these cases, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has given in to the demands of ranchers who are eager to see the wolves killed in response to livestock losses.

    Prior to 2015, wolves in Oregon were listed as a state endangered species, and their numbers had rebounded following near collapse earlier in the 20th century. Thanks to political pressures from the ranching industry, wolves were delisted, and since then the number of wolves has plateaued within the state. If wildlife commissioners have their way, planned killings could put the wolf population below 2015 levels.

  10. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  11. Wolves do need protection, protection from US that is!

  12. Thesebeautifulwolves need to be protected. They are a vital part of the ecosystem.

  13. Mariajulia Christmann says:

    That is their land…why the senseless killing?they are living beings like us,humans!

  14. Please show your intelligence and protect the wolves, and all predators, they are part of God’s Creation, just like YOU!
    Killing and mindless destruction will surely bring its own revenge!

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