URGENT: NEW WOLF KILLINGS IN IDAHO
Date: 2016-02-10 05:42
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Defenders of Wildlife”
Dear PBNB READER,
Heartbreaking news from Idaho.
We recently learned that federal sharpshooters have begun shooting wolves from helicopters in Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest.
Once again, the purpose is to artificially inflate elk numbers for sport hunters and boost the sale of elk hunting licenses. And once again, the killing is happening on public land.
Your urgent support will help us protect wolves and other imperiled wildlife.
We’re still trying to learn how many wolves have already been gunned down in this latest round of killing. But even one wolf killed in this way is unconscionable.
What we continue to see over and over again is that Idaho does whatever it wants, whenever it wants, with zero consequences when it comes to wolves.
This latest outrage comes less than a month after Idaho state officials “accidentally” put radio collars on wolves in the nearby Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area. The state hasn’t ruled out using those collars to follow the wolves back to their packs and kill them. While those are not the same wolves currently being gunned down in the Lolo, it’s just one more indication that Idaho’s war on wolves will continue and is completely out of control.
Since Congress prematurely and wrongly forced Idaho’s wolves off the endangered specieslist in 2011, nearly 2,000 wolves have been killed in that state.
This is why getting Congress out of the business of micro-managing endangered species listing decisions is so critical and why your support right now can really make a difference
Won’t you help today?
Thank you for all you do!
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife
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