Thursday, February 28, 2008

Our Wolves in Greater Yellowstone and Northern Rockies in Danger

As of February 21, 2008, the Bush/Cheney Administration has our wolves who live in the Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies in immediate danger.

The Bush/Cheney Administration has removed vital federal protections from our wolf friends - officially giving permission to trap, shoot, and kill up to 1,200 wolves.
Please note that number is 80% of the region's wild wolves!

Officials from Idaho desire to use aerial gunning to kill our wolves. Officials from Wyoming plan to trap and kill our wolves. Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana officials are proposing organized hunting of our dear and beloved canine friends.

It's not too late. Please take action. Save The Wolves Now!

Wolves Made Out To Be Villains Once Again

I cannot believe this is happening again! It has taken years and years of hard work, funding, and legal battles to reintroduce the wolf into our country again. Then, Bush - in all of his infinite wisdom - takes it upon himself to make yet another destructive decision. Ahhhh, apparently, he feels that he is running out of time to upset and offend everyone in the United States. In his last year of presidency, why not make sure that no stone goes unturned? How about an assault on animal activists and conservationists? I'm sure it isn't the first one of its kind; however, he has opened up yet another can of worms.

This country loves its canine companions. We love our dogs. Did you know that our furry friends are ancestors of the wolf? That is why it is no mistake that I refer to wolves as ours. They are our own, and we must help them. Without them, we would not have our dogs with us today, and if we turn our backs on our wolves, we in some measure fail our canine companions as well. For, if our canine companions could comprehend the upcoming slaughter of their extended family (wolves), they would surely take action, and they would fight to the death to save our wolves.

With time running out with the current administration, what does the unforgettable duo of Bush/Cheney do? Take away the protections of the wolf in this country again. It never ceases to amaze me what Bush can actually get done when he wants to get something done or how quickly he can accomplish such a task.

Between the lack of education and understanding of wolves and ranchers, the removal of the wolf from the endangered species list was inevitable. This has left our wolves helpless to hunters and aerial gunning - or worse. This should not surprise anyone who resides in this country - Slaughter is one of Bush's specialties.

A recent announcement gave federal rule to Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming to move forward with plans to legalize the hunting of these amazing animals ... this action will doom the future of the ancestors of our canine companions.