It’s so unfair.
More than 4,400 well-armed hunters are
stalking Wyoming’s dwindling population of what was 330 wolves. The killing has
been so ruthlessly efficient that hunters have shot 10 wolves from Yellowstone
National Park, which will hinder long-term research and harm wolf-watching tourism.
Join WildEarth Guardians to request
that Wyoming and Montana establish a protective buffer around Yellowstone and
the Wind River Reservation to save protected wolves.
The federal government abandoned wolves
to Wyoming in September. Wyoming almost immediately commenced wolf hunting. We
abhor wolf hunting, and so we filed litigation yesterday to stop the slaughter. Wyoming allows hunters to kill wolves immediately outside Yellowstone
National Park, where wolves are otherwise protected.
Wyoming’s terrible management plan allows
for only 100 wolves to survive outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind
River Indian Reservation. But hunters and outfitters are picking off the Park’s
wolves too. They wander, or are enticed beyond the safety of the Park’s
boundary and shot. This isn’t fair, or ethical, and is very poor stewardship of
a rare species.
Please contact officials from both Wyoming
and Montana and request they immediately establish a buffer zone around
Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Hunters have already killed 54 wolves in
Wyoming this year. Like Montana and Idaho, Wyoming charges a pittance for wolf-hunting
tags—pitting unarmed wolves against thousands of hunters. That’s just wrong!
Meanwhile, federal taxpayers have spent
millions of tax dollars over the last two decades to restore and study wolves of
the Northern Rocky Mountains, and now even Yellowstone’s wolves are unsafe.
Yellowstone wolves belong to all of us.
Contact state officials today and save Yellowstone’s wolf packs from wolf