Stop them from Killing members of the Wedge Wolf Pack
  • Petitioned Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Stop them from Killing members of the Wedge Wolf Pack

    1. Stephanie Vezina
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Vezina

      Bremerton, WA

According to resources the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are planning to hunt and kill one of the eight confirmed wolf packs in Yakima, WA.

"Once wolves become habituated to livestock as their primary food source, all of the wolf experts we've talked to agree that we have no alternative but to remove the entire pack," Director Phil Anderson said. "By doing that, we will preserve the opportunity for the recovery of gray wolves in balance with viable livestock operations."

These wolves are still listed as ENDANGERED. Where is the plan to educate and train farmers to reduce these attacks?  Killing should never be an option. The Director also indicated that he "hopes" the department and ranchers will work together to avoid a repeat of this situation.  The Executive Vice President of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association Jack Field has said (via the WDFW website) that he is encouraging landowners to enter into cooperative management agreements with WDFW that specify non-lethal measures that a livestock operator will use to minimize wolf-livestock conflict. 

We need a solution, not "hope" or "encouragement" as these wolves have no hope without our help!

This is a collective effort to save one of eight confirmed wolf packs in Washington state and educate others about the risks involved if we do not take a stand. There is absolutely no reason why nature cannot coexist.

 

You can find more information http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/attach/sep2112a_01.pdf 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. $92.6 million later the wolves are left to fend for themselves

      Stephanie Vezina
      Petition Organizer

      Via CNN "...The wolves in Wyoming won't be protected under the Endangered Species Act effective September 30, when the packs will be managed by the state, federal officials said"
      http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/31/us/wyoming-gray-wolf/index.html

      ---The recovery efforts were pointless apparently just as much as our hard earned tax dollars were. With the wolves lives being put in the hands of our state government, it looks like WDFW has numbered the days of the gray wolf. The decisions being made put the gray wolf at a historical crossroads - one that could test both its reputation for resilience and the tolerance of ranchers and hunters who deplore the attacks on livestock and big game.

    3. Reached 10 signatures
    4. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Randy A. Davis RUSH, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Because Wolves are beautiful creatures, and have every right to hunt where they want. Perhaps they should instead improve the defenses around the farms.

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    • rebecca vitale mandich PALO ALTO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      please stop killing our beautiful American wolves ..they are important keystone predators this is a wanton slaughter!

      please sign "please stop killing us"@change.org

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    • J B WAKE FOREST, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      stop killing all over

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    • Suzanne Leiter WOODSTOCK, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      we need predators to keep nature's balance

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    • Marlene Amara Antara BRAZIL, BRAZIL
      • almost 2 years ago

      RESPEITEM A VIDA, RESPEITEM OS LOBOS. DEIXE-OS VIVER EM PAZ

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