Friday, August 15, 2014

Tell the BLM to prevent Idaho #Wolf Haters from using public lands for a killing contest.

Wolves at risk in Idaho
The extremist wolf-haters are back. A group called "Idaho for Wildlife" hopes to host another killing contest against coyotes, foxes, and wolves. Last winter the group held an identical event in Idaho and killed numerous animals, but was unable to find a wolf. They are applying to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for approval to repeat this contest over the next five years on over three million acres of public lands.

Tell the BLM to prevent this group from using public lands for a killing contest.

The group held its first killing derby last year, encouraging children to take part and offering prizes for the largest wolf killed and the most coyotes.

This kind of indiscriminate slaughter in the name of competition is ecologically indefensible. Infiltrating wildlife habitat with the goal of killing as many individual animals as possible has no legitimate purpose that would justify allowing the use of huge swaths of public lands--and putting other users at risk.

Click the link below to sign the petition!

The BLM is considering this proposal now. Please submit your comment in opposition to wildlife killing "derbies" today.