In Idaho, hundreds of people have just bought dirt-cheap wolf-killing permits for only $12, and since the beginning of September they’ve already wiped out 14 of these intelligent, beautiful animals. They have permission to kill at least another 179 this season.
Since wolves are highly social, each death could shatter a wolf family, break up a breeding pair or orphan a litter of pups. If Idaho continues to kill at this rate, wolves may soon be wiped out in the state for the second time in a century.
That’s why I’m writing now — because the Center for Biological Diversity needs your help to even the odds. For every wolf-hater stepping forward to pay 12 bucks for a license to kill, we need a wolf-defender to give to our Predator Defense Fund.
By donating you’ll help save wolves’ lives and send a powerful message to Idaho that those lives are worth far more than $12 each.
The Center’s going after Idaho Governor Butch Otter and his wolf-killing regime. We sued this summer to stop Wildlife Services, the rogue government animal-killing program, from slaughtering Idaho’s wolves. We’ve shut down “predator derby” killing contests on public land, and since we don’t trust the state, we’ve petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to monitor wolf populations. And we’ve kept hired guns out of Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Idaho’s vicious hunt is being held up as a national model by extremist wolf-haters in Congress, too. They’ve worked up a cynical backdoor strategy of sliding in amendments to “must-pass” budget bills that will allow as many as a half-dozen other states to follow in Idaho’s bloody footsteps. They want to bring Idaho-style wolf-butchery to the Great Lakes and Wyoming and even the Pacific Northwest, creating an open season on wolves wherever they roam.
But with your help we can beat back these brutal bills and keep cruel extermination practices from taking hold across the country again. So please, give as generously as possible to the Predator Defense Fund. We must stop this violence against wolves before it sweeps any wider.
Don’t let Idaho’s disgusting killing spree spread nationwide and endanger wolves in places like Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming and Wisconsin. Help us win today by joining the Center with a gift to our Predator Defense Fund.
For the wild,
Center for Biological Diversity