Wolves Win a Victory in Idaho

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Wolf photo from Pinterest.
Our friends, Oliver Starr and Aqutaq the wolf, share in a life mission of education and telling the truth about wolves --- Oliver with his vast knowledge and eloquent public speaking, and Aqutaq making a great ambassador---a beautiful and gentle wolf --- together are a force for saving the wolf. You can follow Oliver and Aqutaq's adventures on twitter @wolfwlkr- read story- www.wired.com/...
Oliver Starr and Aqutaq the wolf, share in a life mission of education and telling the truth about wolves — Oliver with his vast knowledge and eloquent public speaking, and Aqutaq making a great ambassador—a beautiful and gentle wolf — together are a force for saving the wolf. You can follow Oliver and Aqutaq’s adventures on twitter @wolfwlkr-  (Taken from Pinterest)

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.]

Go to the Defenders of Wildlife website to join and/or make a donation.

2 thoughts on “Wolves Win a Victory in Idaho

  1. I watched a documentary a few months ago about wolves in that exact wilderness area made by a couple that spent a year there. It was very good.

    “Wolf” hair brushes actually aren’t. Apparently the Chinese use the same word for “wolf” and “weasel,” so there’s a persistent error in translation with it. From what I’ve read the hair from an actual wolf would be too coarse to work well as a brush, or something like that. I’m not sure if the Chinese brushes called wolf are basically red sable or just something else that’s similar.

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