The following is an email I got today from Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife. Since 1947, the Defenders of Wildlife mission is to save endangered species and the habitat they need to survive.
“I am pleased to report that last night we learned that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has recalled the trapper they hired to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness – halting the planned extermination of wolf packs in this area! …
As you know, Defenders and our allies went to court seeking an emergency injunction to halt the planned slaughter. Idaho’s decision to end their program means that for now, the remaining wolves are safe.
Make no mistake; the state of Idaho is one of the worst places in America to be a wolf.Nine wolves in the Frank Church Wilderness had already been killed before the trapper was called off, and this is on top of the hundreds of wolves that have been killed in the state since federal protection for wolves was eliminated. We have every reason to believe that Idaho will continue its reckless and unwarranted wolf eradication program.
There will surely be future fights to protect Idaho’s wolves, but let’s take a moment to celebrate this important victory for wolves!”
My point of view: the wolves were in Idaho long before men, so they have a right to live there. I know they are a threat to farmers, but farms can invent some way to keep them away from their herds. Necessity makes for invention or something like that.
[I just bought wolf’s hair paint brushes on ebay that came directly from China. I hope they are killing the wolves to get hair for making these great paint brushes.]
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