The Bush administration is determined to go after the gray wolves in our Northern Rockies. Yet another plan is in the works to allow mass hunts of a species still struggling to regain a viable population in the Lower 48.
You’d think in the last days of his presidency, George Bush could find a more laudable way to spend his remaining time and energy than to try to sneak through another attack on the wolves. Taking his eye off the big picture and focusing on a personal vendetta. Sound familiar? It’s not like currying favor with hunters and ranchers can do him any good now.
A judge knocked down his first attempt to allow hunts of this endangered species; perhaps he thinks this time no one is looking. Let’s prove him wrong.
The public comment period on this bill ends November 28. There’s still time for you to click here and make your voice heard. Please do so right now, while you’re thinking about it.
More about wolves on Pied Type:
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- 4.14.09 Something to howl about
- 4.5.09 Attention, wolf lovers
- 3.18.09 Salazar removes protection for gray wolves
- 2.25.09 Yellowstone wolf tracked to Colorado
- 1.23.09 Wolves still howling out west
- 12.5.08 I feel so much safer now
- 9.19.08 Reintroduced gray wolves keep protected status
- 7.21.08 Judge ensures a safer autumn for gray wolves
4 thoughts on “Bush going after wolves … again”
Not only did I sign this, I sent the link to about a dozen people. I am so sick of this administration, words fail me. 69 days left. I can’t wait.
Wolves are pretty neat. I once visited this great place in Washington called Wolf Haven. It’s a great place to visit, should you ever find yourself in that area with nothing to do.
I’ve always wanted to visit Washington. If I ever get there, I’ll have Wolf Haven on my list of places to see. Thanks for the tip.
P.S. I just looked up their website: http://www.wolfhaven.org/. Pictures and names of all their beautiful wolves.
Why the hell is he wanting to kill wolves?
Hunters and ranchers hate them, and he is both of those things. Both groups also have huge lobbies.
Hey there! A recent article from Sports Illustrated made me think of this past post. It is about how the decline of hunting in North America since the industrial revolution has actually changed the ecology of wild animals. Good read, although it includes a tragic story of a young man’s encounter with wolves: http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1148866/1/index.htm
Thanks, interesting article. It’s a shame the young man, knowing wolves were in the area, neglected to take a gun when he went out. Foolish, I’d say. I’m of the opinion that the wilds of Canada, the NW Territories, and Alaska still have plenty of room for plenty of wolves and those who hunt them (although I think Sarah Palin was way wrong when she advocated shooting them from the air — that’s neither necessary nor sporting).
The killing off of wolves here is one reason the elk population is exploding. Elk hunting outside Rocky Mountain National Park has “taught” the elk not to stray from the park. We could reduce the number of elk in the park by re-introducing a natural predator there — wolves. It’s an idea I would support more readily than opening the park/refuge to hunting.