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Originally Posted: 29 September 2011
[Ed. Note: And read 51,200 Dead Oregon Cows Not Killed By Wolves! Where’s The Media?]
Tell Oregon Governor that in order to build true coexistence, and perhaps a measure of tolerance, Oregon's state government must first tolerate the wolves AND NOT SLAUGHTER THEM to pacify ranchers and hunters.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Governor John Kitzhaber
phone (503) 378-4582
fax (503) 378-6827
online web form: http://www.oregon.gov/Gov/contact.shtml
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
The Imnaha Pack is one of only two reproducing wolf packs in Oregon. Killing two surviving members, including the alpha male, will make life even harder for the two wolves in the pack who are left -- and make them more likely to resort to preying on livestock.
Such heavy-handed reaction to occasional wolf depredations will squelch wolf recovery in Oregon. Far more effective would be to insist on better livestock husbandry practices to reduce the vulnerability of stock and the likelihood of conflict.
Government wolf killing has not built tolerance for wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, where more than 1,000 wolves have been killed in response to depredations; yet now calls for killing wolves are growing. To build true coexistence, and perhaps a measure of tolerance, Oregon's state government must first tolerate the wolves.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!