The Gray Wolves
inhabit the western U.S. Rockies (from Greater Yellowstone to Glacier National Park) and are being removed from the Endangered Species list this year, due to pressure from State government and citizens.
Gun-down 500 to 1000 wolves A.S.A.P. due to their predation on domesticated animals.
Each year, less than 1.0% of livestock losses are due to wolf-predation (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). In Wyoming, less cattle are predated by wolves than are stolen or poisoned (2006). In Idaho, less than 0.2% of livestock losses are wolf-related (2005). Montana is the least-affected state. Last year, in these states, 110 wolves were gunned-down in just 120 days.
Without protection on the Endangered Species list, more wolves will be killed, including newborn pups.
The National Resources Defense Council www.NRDC.org
is the Gray Wolves’ best legal defense against being gunned-down. What can you do to help? Become a member of the NRDC Action Fund, at www.NRDC.org