Petition: Protect European Wolves from Slaughter

Petition: Protect European Wolves from Slaughter

Many people probably don’t realize that politics don’t just affect people’s lives, but wildlife too. Many Americans are well aware of how the current administration wants to weaken the Endangered Species Act, for instance. Party lines differentiate ideologies and policies, including how the environment and wildlife are treated. For example, the Republican party in the […]

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N.C. Gov. Cooper seeks help for critically endangered red wolf — just a dozen or so in the wild

N.C. Gov. Cooper seeks help for critically endangered red wolf — just a dozen or so in the wild

RALEIGH, N.C. — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina’s governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal biologists planned to transfer wolves into the recovery area for the first time in years. In late November, Gov. Roy Cooper sent […]

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B.C. predator cull would target 80 per cent of wolves in caribou recovery areas

The provincial government is proposing a predator cull that would kill more than 80 per cent of the wolf population in parts of central British Columbia that are home to threatened caribou herds, according to correspondence from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The objective of this wolf reduction program […]

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Washington State Wildlife Officials Order Killing of Entire Wolf Family to Protect Cows

Washington State Wildlife Officials Order Killing of Entire Wolf Family to Protect Cows

On Friday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind issued a lethal removal order for the two remaining wolves of the Togo wolf family in response to depredation of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County. Thus, in accordance with the agency’s controversial Wolf Plan and 2017 […]

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Trump administration authorizes ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The Trump administration has reauthorized government officials to use controversial poison devices – dubbed “cyanide bombs” by critics – to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US. The spring-loaded traps, called M-44s, are filled with sodium cyanide and are most frequently deployed by Wildlife Services, a federal agency in the US Department of […]

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