Thursday, February 12, 2015

Are you serious, Rep. Ribble ??????

Ok… we go again.

This person, Reed Ribble….
the U.S. Congressional Representative from Wisconsin, believes that we should slaughter our reintroduced gray wolves, instead of working for peaceful co~existence with ranchers for non lethal wolf controls.

Bill in Congress would remove protections for Great Lakes wolves

Bills to end Endangered Species Act protections for wolves introduced in Congress

Lummis, Ribble Introduce State Wolf Management Bill
Bill restores state management of wolves in Wyoming, Western Great Lakes

We need our wolves, and scientists have reported again and again that sound science was not adhered to when the USFWS decided to consider the proposal to remove our Gray Wolves from endangered species status under the protections provided by the Endangered Species Act.

We do not need more wolf bloodshed, nor do we need to continue to drag our USA government into the issue of Gray Wolf RE-introduction into the USA wilderness.

Please take action by contacting your state representatives and senators, ask them to vote NO on H.R.843 and H.R.884 >

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Go Mexican Wolf Buddies, Go!

Mexican Wolf Cross~Foster 
Confirmed as Success
Reposted from Wolf Conservation Center

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Updated February 11.2015
Please sign the Defenders of Wildlife petition below to tell Congress to lay off our gray wolves and their needed protections. 

Defenders of Wildlife is the only Wolf organization that has my unwavering support.

If you also have time to send an email, or place a phone call to your USA Congress representatives and senators, asking them to oppose HR843 and HR884, you can find all contact information and a suggestion on what to say here. Thank you so very much for speaking up for our gray wolves ! :

February 7, 2015
Congress threatens wolves and the Endangered Species Act  (Feb. 2015)
You can speak up for our wolves. 
All information here:

Edited repost from Mexican Wolves:

Image courtesy Southwest Wildlife

Act today to keep wolves protected!

Congress threatens wolves and the Endangered Species Act  (Feb. 2015)

If some members of Congress have their way, wolves across some or even all of the lower 48 states will lose their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections through stand-alone bills or riders on must-pass legislation.

Your help is needed now to stop anti-wolf legislation from moving forward.

Please contact your members of Congress and Interior Secretary Jewell and tell them decisions about the future of endangered species should be based on science, not politics.

You can find your U.S.A. senator email contacts here:


You can find your U.S.A. representative email contacts here:


If you prefer to make contact via phone, your

U.S.A. senator phone contacts are here:

If you prefer to make contact via phone, your

U.S.A. representative phone contacts are here:

Already, U.S. Rep. Reed Ribble (WI) is leading an effort to remove federal court protections for wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming.

And it’s unlikely to stop there. Pressure is being applied to many members of Congress for legislation to push wolves nationwide, even the small, struggling population of Mexican gray wolves, towards extinction.

Bills or riders aimed at stripping endangered wolves of federal protections put more than wolves in peril - they threaten all wildlife and the Endangered Species Act itself. Wolves are being used as pawns in a larger effort to sink the ark that provides for the conservation of all animals.

Please contact members of Congress and the Secretary of the Interior today and urge them to oppose any anti-wolf legislation.

You will be most effective if you call personally or send an email in your own words. Whether you call or write, please be polite so that your message will be heard. Remember, you will most likely connect with a staffer who will pass your message along.

Sample message for phone calls:

Start by identifying yourself and where you’re calling from.

I am calling to urge [the Senator, the Congressman, Secretary Jewell] to oppose any anti-wolf legislation or riders. Legislation that removes wolves’ protections undermines the Endangered Species Act, and places all wildlife in danger. Appropriations bills and other must-pass legislation should be kept clean of anti-wolf and other controversial riders. Thank you.

Sample message for email:

Please oppose any anti-wolf legislation or riders. Wolves play a key role in keeping our nation’s wildlands healthy and they have barely begun to recover in many places, including the Southwest, where only 83 Mexican gray wolves were found in the wild at last official count. Federal protections are necessary to allow struggling populations of wolves to survive and expand into suitable habitat.

Decisions about endangered wildlife should be based on science rather than political whims. Legislation that removes wolves’ protections undermines the Endangered Species Act, a popular, important law enacted with overwhelming bi-partisan support. Without a strong Endangered Species Act, we face a future devoid of the rich diversity of wildlife that should be our national legacy. Bills that undermine the ESA threaten all wolves and all wildlife.

Appropriations bills and other must-pass legislation should be kept clean of anti-wolf and other controversial riders. Legislation of importance to the entire country should not be held hostage by special interests.

Poll after poll has shown consistently that the American public supports wolf recovery. People all over the world are rooting for our wolves. We have a responsibility to ourselves, the world, and future generations to ensure the recovery of these important animals that were hunted, poisoned and trapped to near extinction.

Again, I urge you to oppose any and all legislative attempts to remove protections for wolves.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

[Your name and address}

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Art : Gregory Colbert

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 31. 2013
The end of the year ~ 
 How our Gray Wolves fared.

To date here are the number of wolves that have paid the toll for no longer
being protected under the Endangered Species Act as endangered species in the six states of: 
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming 
( Rocky Mountains USA ) 
Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin 
( mid Western USA ) 

The number of wolf fatalities are starting from the date they were delisted in that state.
The final numbers will be updated on the official end date of wolf hunt season, as they become available.
Some states have gone over their quota already.
The USFWS has proposed further removal of protections in the remaining Lower 42 states.
Over a million "pro wolves" commented that they did not approve of delisting, that our Gray Wolves have not made a full recovery and are constantly under siege by the state Wildlife Services here that allow state managed wolf hunting seasons.

698 wolves (454 hunter kills + 244 trapper kills). Season closed 3/31/13.
2013/2014 Hunt Season: 175
From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally:873

391 wolves (294 hunter kills + 97 trapper kills). Season closed 2/28/13
2013/2014 Hunt Season: 124 
From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally:515

92 wolves as of 8/16/13
2013/2014 Hunt Season: 55. 
FINAL TALLY :61 ~ Updated 1. 9. 2014
From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally:147 > 153

2013/2014 Hunt Season: 23,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12205-32569--,00.html
From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally: 23

412 wolves (213 hunter kills + 199 trapper kills).
2013/2014 Hunt Season: 237 Wolves 

* Seventeen wolf deaths over proposed target in Northwest and Northeast Zone
149 Wolves via DNR 
(excludes early season ~ late season tally only)

From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally:628 > 649

117 wolves (55 hunter kills + 62 trapper kills)
2013/2014 Hunt Season: 257 Wolves ~ FINAL TALLY
* Six wolf deaths over allowed quota
From date of delist to December 31.2013 Tally:374

The toll of delisting our U.S.A. Gray Wolves from the E.S.A. protections administered through USFWS, Director Dan Ashe and Sectretary Sally Jewell, from delist date to January 2, 2014 :

2,597 Dead Gray Wolves due to state led wolf management policies.


Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30. 2013

During the week of the Salmon, Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby, there were
death threats leveled at residents of Salmon Idaho via animal rights advocates known as pro wolf activists.
There were also magnets being sold in Idaho advocating "hanging" environmentalists.
None of this resulted in calling off the killing derby.

The same situation is found within the battle to stop the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.
How are we viewed when an activist says online that he would like to snap the spine of one young woman involved in the slaughter?

Everything we say online, even if it is deleted afterwards, remains notated somewhere on the internet.
We are being monitored.
That should give us all reason to pause before we say in a moment of heated emotion what we would do to someone caught perpetuating abuse and slaughter of our Buddies.

The wolves, the dolphins, the Orcas, the Rhinos and Elephants, the dogs of Romania, the cats of S.Korea, and the lions who fall prey to trophy hunters need one thing from us.
They need our voices to speak out and change the environment of abuse by creating or amending legal channels of protection.

Threats of violence will beget reciprocal threats of violence, and our Buddies will continue to die while we have our online accounts shut down, blocked, respond to lawsuits, or sit in jail.

No one wins this way.
Remember please who will pay the ultimate price for one of us feeling free to express our outrage by advocating violence towards a hunter online.

The Buddies.

Please folks, take a breath before you type.
Thank you.
Stop Wolf Hunts Community

Photo artist unknown

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December 29. 2013
#WolfFacts not #WolfMyths 

2013 Wolf Issues
Posted on December 29, 2013
in Outdoors

2013 outdoors: Wolf issues
Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review

The gray wolf, reintroduced to the Rockies in the mid-1990s, continued to leave its mark across the Northwest in 2013 and into the legislatures. Here are some highlights.

• Idaho and Montana report significantly lower numbers of wolves for the first time since reintroduction, owing to hunting, trapping and wildlife control. But wildlife officials say wolf numbers are still too high.

• Washington estimates up to 100 wolves in the state, double the estimate in 2012.

• The cost of managing wolves in Washington, where they are still protected, is likely to increase by more than 200 percent from the past two years to about $2.3 million in 2013-14, wildlife managers say.

• Wolf hunting and trapping become issues of national attention as a wolf hunter shoots and kills a malamute romping with its owner while cross country skiing near Lolo Pass; a Sandpoint woman’s dog is caught in a snare set along a closed forest road, and a central Idaho predator hunting derby becomes the first modern contest to target wolves in the lower 48.

• Hunting authorized outside of Yellowstone Park results in the killing of wolves popular with tourists as well as radio-collared wolves vital to research.

• The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to drop endangered species protections for the gray wolf in most of the country.

• Pro-wolf groups submit a million comments in December to the FWS favoring continued federal protection.

• Washington legislation makes it legal to kill wolves threatening pets and livestock, provides state wildlife managers more resources to prevent wolf-livestock conflict and expands criteria to compensate livestock owners for wolf-related losses.

• Idaho hires a hunter to eliminate two wolf packs in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness to take the pressure off collapsing elk herds.

• Michigan becomes sixth state with a wolf hunting season.