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Red Wolves Endangered By Rule Designed to Protect Them - 7th Wolf Killed

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The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the south-eastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960's due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:00 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:07 pm
Thanks for the heads up.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:25 pm
Thank you for this, Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:26 pm

Christeen Anderson (369)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:34 pm
Thanks for a very informative article.

pam w (139)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:51 pm

lee e (114)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:14 pm
Upsetting - and thanks Kit - I don't know how a mind like yours exists - but it sure helps those of us who are more "challenged"! :)

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:43 pm
I thought this sidebar shed a good deal of light on why red wolves are being shot:

Endangered by Coyote Hunt

There are around 110 Red wolves alive in the wild today. At least seven have been shot dead this year, and wildlife authorities blame a change of rules that allows shooting coyotes at night. And why are they hunting Coyotes? Apart from the usual shoot anything mentality, coyotes have been identified as a threat to Red wolves through interbreeding. However it seems unlikely that a suitable answer to this problem is to shoot the animals that they are meant to be protecting.

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:49 pm
Such a sad cycle we humans put these creatures through. Thanks Cal & Kit :")

John B (185)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:51 pm
Thanks Cal. for the post. Sad and disheartening. Read and noted.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:09 pm
that just made me very sad to read.

Jules W (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:15 pm
Ditti :(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:35 am
Sad, maybe they should pass out cards so that hunters know the difference between a red wolf and a coyote, especially if they are small, and frequently are not red.

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:30 am

Kate A (10)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:58 am
S/N, thank u

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:32 am

7th red wolf shot since N.C. loosened coyote hunting...


Federal wildlife officials say a seventh protected red wolf has been shot to death since North Carolina adopted a rule allowing coyotes to be hunted at night with spotlights.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday a slain red wolf was found last week south of Columbia, in Tyrrell County. All seven were shot since the state Wildlife Resources Commission allowed overnight coyote hunting in August.

The latest dead red wolf was found days after wildlife and environmental groups won a court order suspending the nighttime hunt in the five counties in northeast North Carolina where about 100 wolves live wild.

Red wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act and their appearance is so close to coyotes the two species are hard to distinguish even during the day.
with Jacob Aichinger Wolves.

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:35 am
sigh .... and The Wolf Army Has Been in Court With NC 2 times to remove them and still being blocked ... Finally at least the Night Time Hunt is Suspended... Its a Court Hell at the moment

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:22 am
For if one link in Nature's chain be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish piecemeal.
Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:04 am
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cal

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted...this is crazy

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:40 pm
Very upsetting.The oinly good hunter is a dead one.

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:41 pm
Very upsetting.The only good hunter is a dead one

Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:24 pm
Noted, upsetting.!!

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:41 pm
Noted, agree with all, its upsetting and sickening

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:47 pm
Noted thanks

James Merit (144)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:48 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:43 pm
Noted & posted

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:46 pm
Wolves are an essential part of the natural ecosystem, but humans have messed it up.

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:20 pm
Very sad. I'm hoping that it is still possible to save them from extinction and that it will be done right.

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:07 pm
How ridiculous to allow hunting at night- any a**hole can claim "I thought I was shooting a coyote"- even if they darn well knew they were shooting a red wolf.

Talya H (10)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:45 pm
:( :(

Michelle Roesch (5)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:28 pm

. (7)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:37 pm
Noted, thanks.

Rock H (254)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:42 am
Thanks for sharing this news link Cal.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 5:40 pm
Noted thanks
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