Bring Back the “Twilight” Wolves

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Originally Posted: 16 November 2009

Bring Back the “Twilight” Wolves

FROM Defenders of Wildlife

As Washington state considers the fate of wolves in Washington, urge Governor Gregoire to recognize the important value of wolves to the ecosystem, and the value of potential tourism dollars that wolf restoration efforts could bring to the state of Washington.

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Governor Chris Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
phone (360) 902-4111
fax (360) 753-4110
email web form

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

I strongly support efforts to fully restore wolves to Washington State.

It is heartbreaking that the Emerald State has been deprived of wolves since the extensive wolf extermination campaigns of the late 1800s eliminated these magnificent animals from Washington, and I was very happy to learn that two packs have made their way back to eastern Washington.

These packs -- and the wolves that may someday follow -- represent a golden opportunity for Washington leaders like you to fully restore wolves to their rightful place in the beautiful wild spaces of Washington, including the coastal range.

Historically, wolves have not only played an important role in balancing ecosystems in Washington. They also figure prominently in Washington's rich cultural heritage, particularly in the creation stories of the Quileute Native American tribe of coastal Washington.

As the state considers the fate of wolves in Washington, I strongly urge you to recognize the important value -- and potential tourism dollars from wolf enthusiasts like me -- that wolf restoration efforts could bring to the state of Washington.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!