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Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by Larka » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:19 pm

Right, I created this so people could discuss the stripped protections from the wolves in Yellowstone. (They killed Limpy! :evil: )

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Wolf 253M, known as "Limpy" was the beloved member of Yellowstone's Druid Peak pack -- and one of the first wolves shot dead when federal protections were lifted on Northern Rockies wolves.

Please donate what you can today to help us save our Greater Yellowstone wolves and other wildlife.
Help us reach our goal of raising $140,000.

"Nicknamed 'Limpy' because his back legs were crippled in a fight when he was young, 253M was just shy of 8 years old -- a wolf Methuselah -- when he died March 28, shot in Wyoming on the first day wolves lost their protected status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act."

--"Wolf's death stirs fears for species' fate" by Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake City Tribune, April 8, 2008

The killing in the Greater Yellowstone region has already begun.

One of the first victims: Wolf 253M -- a celebrity wolf, affectionately known as “Limpy.”

Help us stop the senseless killing of Greater Yellowstone wolves now. Please make a tax-deductible contribution today.

Limpy was many things to many people -- to wolf-watchers, he was the hobbling member of Yellowstone’s famous Druid Peak Pack. To Utahans, he was the first wolf to be seen in the state for more than 70 years.

But wolf 253M’s celebrity didn’t save him in the end. Limpy and two other wolves were shot dead in an elk feeding ground, part of Wyoming’s brutal shoot-on-sight policy that covers virtually the entire state.

The killing has already begun. Please donate now to support our work to save wolves in the Greater Yellowstone area.

Limpy’s death was just the beginning. It’s been 26 days since wolves were stripped of federal protections in the Greater Yellowstone area -- and at least 17 wolves have already been killed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. And there are surely more to come.

Officials in Idaho changed their state law on the day wolves were delisted, making it far easier for anyone to kill wolves near livestock or domestic animals.

In Wyoming, state officials stripped all protection from wolves in 88% of the state. Locals have organized weekend eradication “wolf hunts” to kill any wolf that they find. One group tracked a wolf for 35 miles on snowmobiles before shooting it dead.[1]

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Fight for our wolves in court;
Confront flawed state wolf policies with science and common sense;
Help ranchers reduce conflicts with wolves using non-lethal methods;
Debunk the myths and misinformation about wolves through on-the-ground education and outreach; and
Much, much more...
Will you make a tax-deductible emergency donation right now to help?

We can win the battle to save our wolves. But we can’t do it without your help.

Sincerely,

Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by ammywolf1 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:23 pm

poor wolfie!
Talk to me! I promise I don't bite!

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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by WQ Project Coordinator » Fri May 09, 2008 7:03 am

Just remember that the wolves in Yellowstone National Park are protected as long as they stay in the Park. Even the area just outside the Park is not open for wolf hunting all year round. It is a trophy game area and hunters need a permit and only a certain amount will be issued and for certain times of the year. "Limpy" had traveled quite a ways outside of Yellowstone National Park.
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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by pawnee » Fri May 09, 2008 2:17 pm

ya, but when you name an animal, you get attached to it, so its no surpise that people were sad when Limpy died. I`m not familiar with how these permits work....but maybe if parks created protected peices of land in which animals can travel safely to and fro diffrent parks, than it would help with the whole "left the park and died" thing.
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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by Blindseer » Fri May 09, 2008 2:31 pm

pawnee wrote:ya, but when you name an animal, you get attached to it, so its no surpise that people were sad when Limpy died. I`m not familiar with how these permits work....but maybe if parks created protected peices of land in which animals can travel safely to and fro diffrent parks, than it would help with the whole "left the park and died" thing.
I agree. there need to be protected "roads" that allow animals to travel to new areas and other protected lands.

from what I understand, hunting has completely stopped the expansion of wolves.
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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by valkea » Fri May 09, 2008 2:34 pm

Yes,they're all trapped in places such as Yellowstone because of hunters.
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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by Larka » Fri May 09, 2008 6:16 pm

It's sad, really, that wolves cannot venture out of their protected areas without immediately being fair game for any hunter that may chance across them. And the wolves don't even realize that this area is protected while this isn't.
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Re: Wolves Stripped of Protected Status

Post by Tj115 » Fri May 09, 2008 6:20 pm

This is bad for the wolves because more are going to want to venture into unprotected areas because they like to expane their territory and this means more wolfs end up prey to hunters
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