Stop Federal Aerial and Ground Wolf Killing in Idaho

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Originally Posted: 19 May 2011

Stop Federal Aerial and Ground Wolf Killing in Idaho

[Ed. Note: Please also read Afraid For Wolves and For Wolves, Delisting Means Destroying.]

FROM Defenders of Wildlife


Tell Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to abandon aerial wolf-killing in Idaho by State and Federal Wildlife Services.

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
phone (202) 720-3631
fax (202) 720-2166


In one of its first moves since retaking the reins of wolf management, Idaho officials called in the Agriculture Department's Wildlife Services -- the federal government's chief wildlife-killing agency -- to kill wolves in the central part of the state.

Using radio collars to track down wolf packs in the area, the airborne marksmen only managed to kill five wolves. The mission was quickly abandoned, described as both inefficient and expensive by the Wildlife Services agents themselves.

But Wildlife Services could continue gunning from the skies and trapping on the ground to artificially boost game populations in the region.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!