Investigate the Killing of Mexican Gray Wolf Mother


Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe

Goal: Investigate the shooting death of a Mexican gray wolf in New Mexico, and implement a recovery plan for the remaining Mexican wolf population

There are fewer than 80 Mexican gray wolves remaining, and only two breeding pairs among them. Recently, a female Mexican gray wolf who had been denning with pups in New Mexico was found shot to death, and her pups are assumed to be dead. Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a thorough investigation into the wolf’s death, and to implement a recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves in the United States.

The alpha female wolf, known as F1008, was 6 years old and born in the wild. She was captured with her pack and placed in Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. F1108 whelped her pups in Gila National Forest, but she left the den site and was found dead not far from there. According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican wolves are a recognized wolf sub-species that retains federal protections despite the recent revocation of endangered species protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes.

Mexican gray wolves have been met with resistance from ranchers and landowners because of several isolated attacks on cattle. The wolves face death by illegal means or by legal removal because of livestock conflicts.

The Mexican gray wolf is one of the nation’s most iconic yet imperiled animals. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must act now to investigate the killing of F1108 and implement a science-based recovery action plan for the dozens of wolves that remain. Sign the petition below to tell the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stand up for these animals.


Dear Director Ashe,

I urge you to thoroughly investigate the shooting death of F1108, the female Mexican gray wolf who was found dead in late June 2013, and to implement a plan based in science for the recovery of this species.

There are fewer than 80 Mexican gray wolves remaining, and only two breeding pairs. Given this extremely small population, the death of even one Mexican gray wolf is a tragedy; the loss of an alpha female and her pups is devastating. It is vital that the shooting be investigated thoroughly.

In addition to a full investigation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must implement a recovery plan for the few Mexican gray wolves remaining. For F1108, it is too late, but the remaining wolves can and must be protected from harm from both illegal killings and legal removal.


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  1. Vanessa Solis Vanessa Solis says:

    We need a recovery plan for these wolves!

    • There is no recovery plan and probably never will be. It is heart wrenching what we are doing to the environment and wildlife and domestic animals. This battle is fought all over America and the world for one animal or another and NO ONE seems to care government wise. From the rounding up of wild mustangs only to be shipped and slaughtered in Mexico and on August 13th a new slaughter house opens in Texas. My heart breaks for each and every animal that has to suffer and know torture and pain. I just don’t understand why these things are acceptable in our society yet they are and its cold and brutal.

      • WiZaRd Of The Wolf Nation says:

        Then I think we should start a revolution
        and remove ALL the corrupt politicians
        from office by force, and prosecute them
        on charges of animal cruelty, violations
        of our constitutional rights, and high treason!

      • mayra marimon says:

        I feel exactly as you do, I feel so helpless at times, something I want to mention, it is very important for everyone to become a vegan/vegetarian. The cattleman will starve, if we eat less meat and do not buy leather.

  2. we should torture the humans that have hunted.

    • WiZaRd Of The Wolf Nation says:

      I’m with ya’ on that one, hon. <3
      Let's rub out da' ruthless redneck trophy hunters,
      trappers, greedy livestock ranchers,
      and criminal fossil fuel barons!!

  3. WiZaRd Of The Wolf Nation says:

    I’m urging all of our beloved
    howlers EVERYWHERE to take to the streets
    and hold mass protest marches and rallies,
    demanding the end to the senseless
    slaughter to our wolves and continue
    doing so until our wolves are protected
    again and for all time or until
    this old Earth is reduced to space dust,
    whichever comes first!!



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