The Sakha President Yegor Borisov has ordered a cull of 3000 Wolves - due to them preying on the reindeer's of which Sakha herders rely upon for a living.
The original plans were for the cull to take place in a 3 month period from Jan 15th 2013. However, the wolf-hunting season has been extended to the whole year, as the target is to get the wolf population in the region down to 500 - reckoned to be the optimal number. Currently there are estimated to be more than 3,500.
There will be a "six-figure sum" for hunters who bring in the most wolf pelts - a big incentive, as 100,000 roubles (£2,043; $3,280) goes a long way in a region that is famously cold, remote and under-developed.
Please take a moment to sign our petition if you feel that this is unwarranted.
Signatures are going to their emails directly but further governmental contacts are below:
677022, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk, st. Kirov, 11, fax: 8 (4112) 43-50-55 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - case management and documentation of the Presidential Administration and the Government of Sakha (Yakutia)email@example.com - Management of Press and Information Administration of the President and the Government of Sakha (Yakutia) firstname.lastname@example.org - Analysis and Information Department of the Presidential Administration and the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)