VICTORY! We saved wolves, cats, and dogs in Idaho!
Today, Idaho state senator Jeff Siddoway withdrew his cruel wolf bill that would allow live cats and dogs to be used as bait to catch wolves. Siddoway admitted that his bill could return wolves to the endangered species list. Although he tried his best to defend his lost cause through hysteric language and actions, stating that wolves are ruining the lives of ranchers everywhere and are exploding in population.
Defenders of Wildlife representative Suzanne Asha Stone had a different story, saying that Idaho Fish and Game estimated that 600 wolves were killed last year. Defenders of Wildlife has worked with ranchers elsewhere to find non-violent solutions to the wolf issue- and their methods have been effective. Siddoway doesn't seem like he's given up, but at least we've kept him down for now.
You can read the whole story at http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/29/2014317/state-senator-withdraws-his-wolf.html.
Way to go, guys! We never could have done this without you. Keep fighting against the war on wolves!
The Idaho Senate is currently considering passing S.B. 1305, which allows ranchers to use forms of "live bait"- including innocent cats and dogs!- to draw in wolves to kill. Putting dogs and cats through this kind of stress has severe psychological impacts, and the stress of being used as bait can even result in the death of dogs and cats.
This bill also allows aerial gunning from powered parachutes and ultralight airplanes, as well as bowhunting- methods known to frequently leave animals maimed!
Despite my multiple e-mails to my district's senators and other Idaho state senators, this bill has still passed committee and is now being deliberated by the full senate. The Idaho Senate simply doesn't want to face the music and admit that this bill is nothing more than animal cruelty. The war on wolves in Idaho has gone far enough.
Sign this petition and tell the Idaho Senate that enough is enough- wolves deserve to live, and so do innocent cats and dogs!
(picture taken from peta2)