You’re going hear a lot about this topic as it gets closer to the time I fly to Sacramento to stand with Defenders of Wildlife to testify at a public hearing.
Is this the legacy we wish to leave to the next generation? A climate of cruelty?
Can you live with yourselves knowing that animals are being tortured with steel-jawed traps? I hope not. I know I can’t.
As much as I want to devote all my time to my usual superficial pursuits of shopping and reading celebrity tabloids, this has become my life’s mission.
Here’s some important information:
The killing has resumed.
Montana’s hunting season began in earnest on September 15th. Last year hunters and trappers killed off more than one third of the state’s entire wolf population.
With a host of new and deadly hunting and trapping provisions, Montana is set to become a wolf tragedy in the making. We can’t let that happen.
Please help save wolves and other imperiled wildlife with a generous gift to Defenders of Wildlife.
Anti-wolf forces are determined to drive wolf populations down to the bare minimum. Earlier this year, they introduced a shameful batch of anti-wolf measures in the Montana legislature.
And they could spell disaster for Montana’s wolves:
- The cost for out-of state-hunters to purchase MT hunting licenses to kill wolves dramatically dropped from $350 to only $50, thus encouraging hunting of more wolves by out-of-state hunters;
- It’s now legal this season to use electronic devices to lure wolves to their death;
- The number of wolves a person can kill during hunting and trapping season has increased from one wolf in 2011 to five wolves this season; and
- As of now, hunters can now walk right up to the Yellowstone National Park border and shoot any wolf that crosses the invisible park boundary – even if it’s just for a minute.
Montana is adopting more extreme wolf management tactics, making it cheaper and easier to kill wolves.
Please donate today to help save Montana’s wolves from a future of increased and ruthless killing.
With your help we’re fighting for the wolves.
- We’re fighting against proposed bills that would put a shockingly low cap on the wolf population instead of maintaining healthy numbers like other wildlife species;
- We’re on the ground in local communities to dispel misconceptions and anti-wolf propaganda ; and to build political opposition to the host of crazy anti-wolf bills sure to come with the start of the state legislative session in January;
- And we’re working with ranchers, private landowners and others to pioneer non-lethal strategies so that wolves and livestock can peacefully coexist.
The war to save wolves now spans the country…from the Northern Rockies, where the killing has claimed nearly 1,200 wolves since 2011…to the Southwest, where the Mexican gray wolf is struggling to survive…to Washington, D.C., where anti-wolf forces are driving a misguided delisting proposal through the federal bureaucracy.
Your help will never come at a more important moment. Won’t you donate today?
Thanks for all you do,
- Wolf hunting season : Trapping permits added for hunters (saveourwolves.wordpress.com)
Thank you for advocating for the wolves.
You are quite the role model, my friend!
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Humans are terribly short sighted when they mess with the natural balance of things. So sad.
Very true. Humans are shortsighted about so many things!
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Then after the fact it’s all oops our bad.
We went through this decades ago, I remember fighting the steel jaw trap thing and having nightmares and it was affecting my mental health! and so I spent all my time raising my baby and trying to erase those images from my mind and then we went to Yellowstone last month and it affected me so deeply. Now I’m in it again. All consumed. I don’t know how I’m not going to get arrested if I have to see a wolf killer at that meeting. Hubs won’t be there to talk me down LOL
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I understand that some animal populations need to be culled to keep them healthy like deer but this is wrong. And there isn’t any reason to use cruel techniques.
Exactly. It’s the cruel “sport” to watch them suffer. I just don’t get it.
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Yeah neither do I
I’ve often thought that if the moms of this world could organize and band together for good, there is nothing we couldn’t accomplish. Oh well, in a perfect world…
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Yup, I gotta garden or something or I’ll go nuts. 🙂
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
You got it! Not sure if hub will be happy with another chanel, but I do need an outfit for Sacramento, right?
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Well you have to look good. 🙂
That’s my feeling, exactly.:)
On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
Well done for doing your small bit. This policy sounds like madness. Reluctantly hoovered up loads of spider webs rounmd the house today. I didn’t like doing it, but they had to go. Although |I can’t abide with spiders I hate to kill them. How you could shoot wolves, deer etc for sport is beyond me.
You are a true gentle man, I also don’t know how a mother could raise a man (or woman) who finds pleasure in killing. It would destroy me if my son was a hunter. I hear ya about the spiders, I hate to kill them too! Their spider web homes are a different matter haha.
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo
I often wonder about those hunting shows on TV. Are they as mind numbing and soul suffocating as Grand Theft Auto & other violent video “games?” It’s all just too awful.
Too awful. I so agree. I feel that it’s all part of our culture of violence. Look at all the murders and mass killings. What’s wrong with people?
On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo