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The Terrifying Wonder of Journey, California's Lone Wolf
Offbeat  (tags: journey, travellling, lone wolf, endangered, california, maglined )

Simone
- 909 days ago - time.com
Now Lassen is where a lone wolf -- the first known member of his species on California soil in nearly 90 years -- has decided to settle in for the winter. The radio-collar-wearing wolf, known as OR7
Shelters Find Ways to Combat 'Black Dog Syndrome'
Offbeat  (tags: black dog, black cats, syndrome, maglined, adoptions )

Simone
- 1016 days ago - mlive.com
Black dogs and cats are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized, something shelter workers call the "Black Dog Syndrome." Reasons range from superstitions such as the notion black cats are bad luck, to a simple logistical problem:
Cowboys Vs. Gray Wolves: Predator Once Again Prey
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, massacred, cruelty, human destroyers, wildlife, maglined, ranchers, conflicts )

Simone
- 1036 days ago - pbs.org
For the first time in years, hunting season for the once-endangered gray wolf is underway in Idaho and Montana to reduce the predator's population. Cattle ranchers say the hunts are necessary to protect their herds, but environmentalists disagree.
Wolf Hunts Morally Corrupt
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, massacred, humans, coward humans, morally corrupt, tragedy, lacking morals, wolves, maglined )

Simone
- 1058 days ago - newwest.net
The resumption of wolf hunts in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming illustrates why citizens must continue to oppose such unnecessary and senseless slaughters.
Dingo Collars Irk Activists- POLL
Offbeat  (tags: dingoes, frazer island, collared, outrage, animal activists, wild dogs, maglined )

Simone
- 1142 days ago - thechronicle.com.au
A PROGRAM to track dingo movements on Fraser Island by putting electronic collars on the dogs has been condemned by animal activists. The research is being done under the supervision of the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
Coyotes Dogged By Unwarranted Fear
Offbeat  (tags: coyotes, myths, survivors, wild animals, maglined, protection, ecosystems )

Simone
- 1149 days ago - palmharbor.patch.com
But veteran trapper Vernon Yates of Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., in Seminole, said much of the recent concern about coyotes is "hyped-up BS." People are "freaking out because of what animal control is telling them," he said, claiming the
Wolves, Laws, and Parochialism
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, facts, evidence, maglined, legalisation, congress, protection, ecocsytems )

Simone
- 1307 days ago - advocacy.britannica.com
As an initial matter, wolves pose little threat to people. In the 230+ year history of the United States, the number of wolf attacks can probably be counted on one person's fingers and toes. The number of fatal attacks is far fewer. Wolves do, however,
Another Dawn for Timber Wolves
Offbeat  (tags: timber wolves, north american, minnesota, maglined, humans, co existance )

Simone
- 1319 days ago - mndaily.com
Wolves historically occupied most of North America and all of Minnesota. They could again with creative local management. If coyotes can live peaceably in U.S. urban centers, as many do, then there is reason to believe that wolves, too, can coexist with
WHO WILL ADOPT ME?
Offbeat  (tags: animal shelters, pit bull dogs, pit bull crosses, maglined, reputations, unwanted, tragedy )

Simone
- 1322 days ago - mcall.com
Animal Planet airs a reality TV show called "Pit Bulls & Parolees" about ex-cons rehabilitating abused pit bulls, which sounds edgy with a whiff of menace. While it might make for good Nielsen ratings, the pit bull terrier's outlaw reputation has made
Rally to Support Fraser Island Dingoes
Offbeat  (tags: dingo advocates, proteciton, australian native wild animals, maglined, rally, frazer island )

Simone
- 1331 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
Thousands of candles used to create the outline of a dingo will be set alight near the Queensland town of Hervey Bay on Sunday to raise awareness of the environmental and cultural significance of the native dogs on Fraser Island.
Writers on the Range: Wolves Still May Not Have a Prayer
Offbeat  (tags: mexican grey wolves, reintroduction, prayers, surival, ranchers, opinions, maglined, massacred )

Simone
- 1334 days ago - summitdaily.com
With the opening of their holding pens 12 years ago, wolves stepped into their historic home on the Southwestern desert for the first time in over 50 years. So began the reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf into southern Arizona and New Mexico.
Pit Bulls: America's Dogs Help Wounded Warriors
Offbeat  (tags: wounded soldiers, pit bulls, maglined, therapy dogs, compassion, volunteers, bonding )

Simone
- 1368 days ago - animals.change.org
For three months, Anthony Barnett of Game Dog Guardian and his therapy dogs helped our wounded warriors by volunteering at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. Anthony would faithfully bring his two registered therapy dogs,
Wolf Awareness Week Begins
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, maglined, wolf awareness week, nationwide, protection )

Simone
- 1373 days ago - sacramentopress.com
Each year, the third week of October is proclaimed Wolf Awareness Week across the Nation. This is a time to recognize the importance of wolves as a crucial part of our ecosystems and to educate the public about current wolf and wolf hybrid issues.
Idaho Should Get Out of the Business of Managing Wolves
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, maglined, elk herd, studies, managing wolves, idaho, wolves, killed, cruelty )

Simone
- 1387 days ago - newwest.net
Author argues changes to the elk herd in the Lolo can be traced to shifting landscapes and habitats, rather than wolves.
Coyotes: Could Their Bark Be Worse Than Their Bite?
Offbeat  (tags: coyotes, maglined, wild animals, homes, humans, invasions, studies )

Simone
- 1396 days ago - swdtimes.com
In ancient times, the Plains Indians of Kansas revered coyotes as almost god-like creatures, but today the animal once known as "prairie wolf" and "God's dog" is regarded by many people as a mangy, four-legged predator that deserves nothing more than
 

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