Should officials in Washington state sacrifice native wolves to appease a single rancher? If your answer is no, please visit www.animalsinaction.org/WAwolves for information, to donate money and to follow what’s happening.
Please add your information to a prewritten message to the Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Also add your information to the following prewritten message to send Gov. Inslee. You can edit/tailor both messages.
“Dear Governor Inslee,
A single ranching family is subverting your state’s wolf protection and management programs. The complaints of the Diamond M Ranch have led to the killing of 18 wolves in the Colville National Forest in recent years. If the ranching operation continues to graze cattle on this national forest, which offers poor grazing opportunities for cattle but ideal habitat for wolves, there will continue to be conflicts between ranchers and wolves. It’s entirely predictable.
We hope you will issue a directive to stop the killing of the Old Profanity Territory wolves. We also hope you will not lift the ban on killing wolves until this resource conflict in the Colville National Forest is resolved. The ranchers have other grazing lands they can use that won’t produce these recurring conflicts.
Governor Inslee, you have made protecting the environment the centerpiece of your two terms as governor and also in your campaign for the Democratic nomination for President. The wolves are part of our environment, and deserve a more protective response from Washington’s government. We can do a better job of managing conflicts between wolves and ranchers, but it must start in the Colville National Forest.”
And here’s an add that Animal Wellness Action ran in The Seattle Times: