Stop the Slaughter of Wolves
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Your tax dollars could be used to pay for an ill-conceived aerial wolf cull in Northeastern Idaho — an unscientific plan to boost game populations that could kill as many as two thirds of the wolves in the Lolo District of the Clearwater National Forest.
Defenders of Wildlife is calling on President Obama and his administration to deny Idaho's request to have federal agents carry out aerial wolf killing in Idaho. Will you join us?
Fill out the form below to sign our petition urging President Obama to direct Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to deny Idaho's request for federal resources to carry out the Lolo aerial wolf cull.
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Help Us End Alaska's Aerial Wolf Slaughter
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Urge Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to end the state's unfounded aerial wolf-killing program
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife
Since 2003, Alaska's aerial hunting program has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 wolves.
During these hunts, wolves are shot from the air or chased by airplanes to the point of exhaustion before the pilot lands the plane and a gunner shoots the animals point blank. Sign the petition below and urge Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to end the state's irresponsible and cruel aerial wolf-killing program immediately.
Despite strong scientific, ethical, and public opposition to aerial hunting, Governor Sarah Palin has:
• Proposed paying a $150 bounty for the left foreleg of each dead wolf.
• Approved a $400,000 state-funded propaganda campaign to promote aerial hunting.
• Introduced legislation to make it even easier to use aircraft to hunt wolves.
Help Defenders of Wildlife save these magnificent animals from aerial hunting - sign the petition below and tell a friend.
Dear Governor Sarah Palin,
As a supporter of Defenders of Wildlife and someone who cares about sound wildlife management, I strongly urge you to withdraw your support for the use of aircraft to hunt and kill Alaska's wolves and bears.
Alaska is well known for its amazing wildlife and stunning natural beauty. It is appalling that your office and others in the state government continue to sanction the brutal aerial hunting of the state's majestic wolves and bears in nearly 60,000 square miles of the state.
As I am sure you are aware, aerial hunting was outlawed by the federal government in 1972. Yet Alaska officials continue to skirt the law and permit aerial hunting, claiming that this terrible practice is necessary for wildlife management -- an assertion that is not supported by available data on wildlife population numbers.
This unwarranted program often leads to inhumane deaths, with hunters in low-flying aircraft shooting down wolves from the air, or chasing them to the point of exhaustion, landing, and killing the animal at close range.
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