When Great Lakes wolves lost their Endangered Species Act protection earlier this year, responsibility for their well-being fell on individual states. Livestock producers and other special interest groups -- dead set on using this change to kill wolves for sport -- pushed through laws authorizing sport hunting and trapping of Minnesota wolves. Now Minnesota's wolves urgently need your help.
In response to these new laws, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit. Minnesota state courts refused to stop the killing. In less than two weeks, hunters shot and killed more than 120 of Minnesota’s wolves. The state's goal is to kill 400 by the end of the season.
Hunting season is already open, and wolf trapping season begins Saturday, Nov. 24. Hundreds more of these beautiful and intelligent animals will suffer and die in gruesome leghold traps and snares.
Wolves are an essential part of the American wild. They regulate prey populations and help maintain biodiversity. Sport hunting and trapping may actually make problems between domestic animals and wolves worse. Sport killings disrupt pack dynamics and create lone wolves that are more apt to target livestock or pets out of desperation.
Don't let wolves continue to be killed for sport in Minnesota.
Join our allies, Howling for Wolves, with the form below and tell Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to stop sport hunting and trapping of wolves.
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I get it in emails.
signed.When I get to a pc will discuss the tortures of trapping.So horrendous.
I don't know if I can stand to hear about the tortures, Tasunka. I cry so easily at what man has done and is doing to poor, defenseless animals that do nothing wrong. When is this cruelty going to stop?
at my pc in the states.
Will be communicating a lot better now that I don't have to rely on a smartphone.
I just imagine what it would feel like to be trapped,and think of the animals that gnawed off body parts to get out and I wanna puke.
This is sport?
I can't even bear to think of what the pain these poor animals suffer when they are trapped. Chewing their own feet off....I can't even think about it. Poor, poor animals.