20 March 2015
This is the second year that the Department has funded a wolf killing program for elk decline that is due in part to habitat changes, according to the department’s own scientific peer reviewers. This is our chance to stand up for our wolves and tell the Department that enough is enough! We also oppose the killing of wolves in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Department’s renewed contract with Wildlife Services using Governor Otter’s Wolf Depredation Fund to further the killing of wolves in Idaho. Defenders’ national wolf expert, Suzanne Stone, will be there to testify in defense of Idaho’s wolves and any local residents are encouraged to do the same.
If you’re an Idaho resident, please RSVP to the event. If you are not a local resident, but still want your voice heard, now is the time to sign our petition to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack that requests that he direct Wildlife Services agency to stop killing wolves on U.S. Forest Service lands just to inflate elk numbers!