Heed the call of the wild: don’t cull the wolf

Exposing the Big Game

copyrighted Hayden wolf in lodgepoles

There are better ways to control North America’s wolf populations than removing wildlife protections and permitting hunting

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/14/wolf-cull-hunting

by Joseph Mayton www.theguardian.com,

Wednesday 14 August 2013

They encroach on natural habitats, kill wildlife and destroy native landscapes.

While this is, in many ways, the modus operendi of human populations, it is the excuse now being given by the US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) in its call on the federal government to remove the gray wolf from endangered species lists. All for the purpose of using human “ingenuity” (read: guns) to help reduce the population to a more “manageable” level.

Activists are beginning to take to the social media networks in calling for the government to not slaughter wolves. One petition, began last week, has already garnered several thousand signatures en route to its 10,000 goal.

With thousands of wolves across the country struggling to survive after…

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