First some background information.....On January 11, 2007, Idaho Governor Butch Otter announced his support for a "Grey Wolf Kill," in which all but 100 of Idaho's recently recovered Grey Wolf population would be eradicated pending the forthcoming U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's removal of the Grey Wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act......Governor Otter even remarked that "he would the first in line to purchase a tag to kill one of the wolves." (Wikipedia--Governor Butch Otter)
In mid-2010, Governor Otter extended the wolf humts in Idaho.
Defenders of Wildlife is urging President Obama and the courts to end these hunts......"It is impossible and biologically unsound to allow hunting of wolves when they are not fully recovered as a regional population, and should not have been removed from the Endangered Species List."
Now Governor Otter plans to gas dens to kill mothers and even pups, and shoot them from the air.......Even without wolf tags, people continue to poach and hunt these creatures that are ancestors to "man's best friend."
To add to all the trouble, 70,000 or more permits to kill Idaho's magnificent wolves are planned to be sold to hunters and ranchers.
Please help save Idaho's dying wolves.
To sign the Petition To President Obama, "Protect Idaho's Wolves From Otter's Cruelty"..