On Wednesday, June 15th a banner was dropped in Eugene, OR to protest the killing of wolves in the Northwest and their proposed removal from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The killings and uncertain status of wolves under the ESA are unacceptable in that they endanger an already critically low population. Wolf populations have only recently begun to marginally improve; these current threats against wolves are dangerous steps backwards. The most recent documented plans to kill a Northwestern wolf are based on the death of a calf near Joseph, Oregon. Although livestock fatalities are used as justifications for the killing of wolves, there are alternative ways to protect livestock without exterminating an important species in the Northwest ecosystem. Until all beings are wild and free...
Ways to help:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!home keyword: FWS-R3-ES-2011-0029-000 (comments encouraging continued protection under the ESA for these wolves and specific recovery provisions by July 5, 2011)
link to www.oregonwild.org