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stop the hunting of wolves

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When you think of wolves, what comes to your mind, savage animals, or the nurturing animals that care for and protect their pups from danger? The sad truth is that a lot of people wouldn't give a second thought about pulling the trigger and killing these beautiful creatures and seperating them from their pups. Many people are worried that wolves are killing the deer and other "game" animals, but without the wolves, the deer and small animals would overpopulate and run through towns and neighborhoods.  Wolves have a dramatic impact on wildlife diversity and ecosystem function. Ecologically, if you're the kind of animal—and there's tons of these—that lives on dead stuff, wolves provide elk carcasses scattered throughout the landscape on a year-round basis. So if you're a bald eagle, golden eagle, wolverine, coyote, bear, chickadee, raven, scrub-jay—that's a whole web of life supported by these large top predators. Wolves change all these other animals' behavior. We also would have never had the dogs we have now if it was not for their common ancestors, the wolves. If the hunting of wolves continues, they will become just a distant memory in a history book. Please, help save these beautiful creatures.

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