HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD A CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals People Submit A Site Find A Charity
Washington's wolves under attack -- help now

Action: Wildlife Conservation

May 27, 2015   Action Alert ID# 226

 

In the past few years Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife has acted in ways that seriously call into question the agency's motives.

In 2012 and 2014, agency officials killed the Wedge pack and the only breeding female of the Huckleberry pack for conflicts with livestock without fully trying nonlethal measures. And since 2012 the agency has actively lobbied the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to strip federal protections from the state's wolves.

Now we've learned that the department's Director James Unsworth recently wrote a letter to a congressman urging him to help strip federal protections from wolves in Washington wherever these animals are protected by the Endangered Species Act.

The director's move reeks of backdoor politics, but its logic -- that killing more wolves will lead to fewer livestock conflicts -- is also just wrong. Washington State University researchers recently published a scientific paper debunking this myth: Fragmenting wolf packs actually increases the incidence of livestock depredations.

May 27, 2015   Action Alert ID# 226

 

Add Your Voice To This Cause In A Matter Of Minutes >>

Related Wildlife Conservation Alerts

06-14-17

Sign Now Urge Secretary Zinke to protect our national monuments

Active

Sign Now Tell the EPA to protect monarchs from toxic herbicides

Active

Sign Now Save Bears Ears from Trump

Active

Sign Now End commercial fur trapping in California

Active

Sign Now Help save Oregon's Elliott State Forest

Active

Sign Now Save Florida's pine rocklands

Active

Sign Now Speak up for Oregon's wolves

Active

Sign Now Tell Congress: Don't sell out our wolves, public lands

Active

Sign Now End trapping of rare bobcats of Illinois

Active

Sign Now Say no to state-funded slaughter of Oregon's wildlife

Active

Sign Now Stop Mojave Desert water grab
View All Action Alerts And News For Wildlife Conservation >>
<< Return To Action Center

Action Alerts

Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

South Africa approved the export of 800 lion skeletons this year

Action: Wildlife Conservation

South Africaís drawing the ire of conservationists after approving the export of hundreds of skeletons from captive-bred lion ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that heís turning over the nationís public lands and environment to King Coal an ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.