Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves
Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections. Now, wolf haters are again attempting a political maneuver to attach a rider to a “must pass” bill, which would strip ESA protection for all wolves in America.
The agents of death for wolves are everywhere.
Hunters and trappers, who kill wolves for fun, “recreation,” fur, and trophies; ranchers, in states like Montana, who can officially kill a total of 100 wolves annually by claiming that they, or their agents, felt threatened by the presence of a wolf who may just be passing through; governmental agencies, who kill wolves at the order of the ranching and livestock industry; and “scientists,” e.g., a group of Canadian researchers who, in a recent study on Woodland Caribou, killed nearly 900 wolves by viciously gunning them down from helicopters, by trapping them in cruel leghold traps, and using strychnine to horrifically poison them, which was used in the nineteenth century in an attempt to eradicate all wolves.
Wolves have been betrayed by politics before.