Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wolf Protections Update - Individual States

The latest update on wolf protection restoration is as follows:

Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone: Protections have been restored for now.

Idaho protections have been restored for now; however, Governor Otter has criticized the Federal Judge's ruling and is not happy about it. If you recall, Governor C.L. Butch Otter is the one who last year announced that he wants to be one of the first in the state of Idaho to shoot a wolf. Ron Gillette, also of Idaho (Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition leader, to be exact) has advised a local reporter that "[i]t is going to be all-out war."

Wyoming protections have been restored, and Wyoming intends to fight the ruling.

A ruling restoring wolf protections by a district court judge in Montana will save hundreds of wolves by halting wolf sport hunting seasons this coming fall season not just in Montana but also in Idaho and Wyoming.

Defenders of Wildlife continues its fight for the wolf and has a Wolf Legal Defense Fund for those of you who wish to contribute. Earthjustice is also in need of contributions to keep fighting for our wolves. I know that these are tough economic times, but we will get through it. However, once our wolves are gone, they are gone. It has taken years to restore wolves in the areas where they are now threatened, so, please do what you can.

That is all that I know for now; however, I'd have to say that this is all great news! I will keep you posted.

Until then, for some firsthand information, be sure to stop by My Yellowstone Wolves.

And don't forget to Save The Wolves Now!

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