Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gray wolf hunts planned after de-listing

More bad news for our wolf friends, but the good news is that there are good people out there who are wiling to stand between the hunter hopefuls and the prospective hunted. Thank you, Earthjustice, for watching over our wild canine friends.

BOISE, Idaho - Good news for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains: They no longer need federal protection. The bad news for the animals? Plans are already in the works to hunt them.Read more

Friday, March 14, 2008

Save Our Wolves - Aerial Hunting

While this video reflects what has been going on in Alaska with regard to the aerial hunting of wolves, it accurately reflects what proposed legislation right here in the U.S. will permit. It is just one of the ways that the ranchers in the U.S. wish to once more eliminate or reduce the wolf population. This happened once before, and we cannot let it happen again, friends.

Please educate yourselves about our wolves. They are ancestors of our dear canine friends who share our homes and our lives with us each and every day. We open our hearts and homes to canines who we make honorary family members. How can we stand by and watch our wild dogs be treated this way? !

Every time you reach down to pat your dog's head, please recognize that our wolves are in danger. Imagine your dog in the same predicament as above, and you will realize the unfairness and inhumane treatment of our wolves. Please do not stand by and watch this impending slaughter take place. Let's show some measure of loyalty to our canine friends while there is still hope.

Save The Wolves !

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Wolf Reintroduction - 10+ years ago

I picked up a fascinating and informative book today entitled "Decade of the Wolf - Returning the Wild to Yellowstone" by Douglas W. Smith and Gary Ferguson. This book talks about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone some 10 plus years ago now and also documents up close and personal human interaction with these intriguing and now once more endangered animals.

Through tears, I read the following words as they were so prophetic (written some years back):

"Despite the dramatic success of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction, no one can say for sure how these animals will fare in the long run. Their fates, after all, like the fates of most creatures, are connected to strands in the web of life over which they have no control." ("Decade of the Wolf" by Smith & Ferguson)

I am only on Page 8 of this book. In the pages before, I was moved by the authors' account of what it is like to come face to face with a wolf and how it is to lock eyes with these amazing creatures. I have had such experiences at Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana, and I thought my feelings and reactions about it were maybe a bit "over the top" due to my compassion for and affinity with them; however, it appears that I was mistaken.

I encourage all who visit here to educate yourself about wolves. Get the real story about them. They are not harmful but are rather the harmed and placed in harm's way by those who fear and misunderstand them.

Until next time: Save The Wolves !