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Stop the senseless killing of wolves in Idaho
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Stop the senseless killing of wolves in Idaho

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      Defenders of Wildlife

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game confirmed the state is moving forward as soon as weather permits with plans to kill as many as two thirds of the wolves in the Lolo District of Clearwater National Forest – possibly leaving only 25 or 30 wolves in the district in a misguided attempt to increase elk numbers for hunter harvest. 

The killing could begin any day now, when snowfall and a break in the storm in the area will make it easier for federal agents in helicopters to find, target, and kill wolves in this wild area of Northeastern Idaho. 

According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game director, if Wildlife Services -- the federal agency charged with the killing -- is allowed to move forward with this plan, the state hopes to expand the use of federal dollars and aerial culling to other national forests in Idaho.  

The Obama Administration has not yet indicated how it will respond to Idaho’s request to use federal money and staff to kill these wolves on federal lands, or why it would be justified in doing so since these wolves are on federal lands and not in major conflict with livestock.

President Obama committed early in his term to put science front and center of decisions about wildlife and the environment, and this is a clear step away from that commitment.

Stop the senseless killing of wolves in Idaho - take action today.

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    • John Clark RIO RANCHO, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Secretary Salazar approved the killing. He supports the ranchers who want every inch of their land and all the government land they can get to raise cattle. The traps that are used cause enormous pain to these beautiful animals. It is a sport in Idaho to chase the wolves with helicopters and shoot them. It is terrible. I love the wolves. Tell Salazar to be a true Democrat and stop supporting those republican ranchers.

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    • Parrish Vetrano VENTURA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is completely awful and wrong. Animals are above humans.

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    • Chris Vetrano VENTURA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Wolves are beautiful creatures that do not, under any circumstance, deserve to be hunted.

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • about 2 years ago

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    • Oli Belau AACHEN, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      Killing animals and nature doesn't make this world a better place!!!

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