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In just two and a half days in 2021, Wisconsin hunted down and killed 216 wolves.1    When wolves lose protections, they die. That was the direct result of the Trump administration’s decision to erase Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Upper Midwest. After the Wisconsin hunt, a court intervened to stop wolf hunting in most states — but now Sen. Ron […]

When it comes to wolf traps, even the best outcome isn’t pretty.    Wolf traps are cruel, indiscriminate, and unnecessary. The trap snares the wolf’s neck, starving its brain of blood. Many wolves fare even worse. The trap snares the wolf’s limb or snout, leaving it in agony until a hunter arrives to finish the job. Sometimes, the wolf’s wait may be hours. Sometimes, […]

Last spring, an estimated 1,500 wolves lived in Idaho. By the year’s end, a full third of those wolves had been killed.1       This is an emergency for wolves. Extreme wolf hunting legislation in Idaho, along with neighboring Montana and Wyoming, will allow wolf killing to continue with virtually no limits. If this isn’t an emergency for our wolves, then what is? We need […]

In just the first months of Montana’s hunting season, hunters killed nearly 1 in 5 of Yellowstone’s wolves.1     Yellowstone’s wolves are in danger. Three-quarters of those deaths occurred after wolves crossed the park’s boundary in Montana. Those deaths wouldn’t have occurred without recent changes in Montana law making it much, much easier to kill wolves. This situation is unsustainable, and if nothing changes […]

It’s a dangerous time to be a wolf.       Wolves need our help right now. Almost anywhere in Wyoming, any wolf can be shot on sight for any reason — no permits needed, no questions asked.1 In Idaho, a new law has legalized a wolf slaughtering spree that could leave as few as 1 in 10 of the state’s wolves alive.2 Meanwhile, on […]

The government slaughter of wolves is heartbreaking and unacceptable.       U.S. government agents killed eight wolf pups in an Idaho national forest. Wolf pups are born defenseless: blind, deaf, and small enough to be held in one hand.1 When Wildlife Services — a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — decided to kill eight wolf pups in an Idaho national forest, […]

Twice as many wolves slaughtered. That’s the goal the state of Wisconsin has set for a wolf hunt that starts in just a few short weeks.1   wolf    Wolves need the protection of the Endangered Species Act. We urgently need to restore federal Endangered Species Act protections if we’re going to save wolves across the Lower 48 from a brutal hunting season. You can take […]

Two hundred and sixteen dead wolves in 60 deadly hours. That’s 18 percent of Wisconsin’s wolf population slaughtered by hunters in less than three days.1     Gray wolves are dying. Wisconsin rushed to allow hunters to chase down wolves with dogs this past February, just weeks after wolves lost their Endangered Species Act protections. Yet another hunting and trapping season is already planned […]
Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

Hunters in Wisconsin killed 216 wolves in just the first three days of the state’s wolf hunt.1   Almost 1 in 5 Wisconsin wolves were killed. 216 wolves amounts to about 18 percent of the state’s total estimated population of gray wolves lost to needless slaughter in less than a week. And the hunt is scheduled to happen again in just a few […]
wolf in winter (Photo: Pixabay)

At least two dozen wolves have already been shot for trophies on Yellowstone’s doorstep this winter. Across the rest of Wyoming, dozens more are being killed with no quota to put limits on the slaughter.1     This brutal hunt needs to stop. This brutal hunt needs to stop. We know that wolves are treasures, not trophies — and that if we don’t protect […]