Friday, March 20, 2015

Death by a Thousand Cuts

RANT time: great article in yesterday's Red Deer Advocate illustrating just how devastating snaring is to wild wolves (http://tinyurl.com/pb6qht4). Imagine this gorgeous wolf slowly choking to death over the course of three or four days, because that's exactly what happens thousands of times across Alberta each winter.

The Red Deer Advocate reports that neck snares lead to "a painful, agonizing death...in blood-spattered snow."
It's time Alberta stepped into the 21st century with its wildlife management, so please consider doing three things right now to Take Action:

1. Sign the petition (http://tinyurl.com/nbneupo) asking for an immediate end to the wolf cull in Alberta (the Red Deer Advocate article http://tinyurl.com/pb6qht4 explains why this cull is so wrong, as does my blog entry from January titled '1000 Dead Wolves and Counting' (http://tinyurl.com/lkfbocv) -- here's the official petition if you haven't already signed it: http://tinyurl.com/nbneupo

2. Join Wolf Matters on Facebook and stay abreast of what's going on with wolf management in Alberta. They also have a website at www.wolfmatters.org This is a fledgling organization that I have become a part of, so please consider supporting them in any way you can.


3. Email the premier of Alberta, Jim Prentice, and the Minister of the Environment, Kyle Fawcett, and let them know you are against the wolf cull and strongly against the use of snaring and strychnine poisoning to kill wolves (again, read that article above if you want some grisly visions in your head before writing your email) -- they can be emailed at premier@gov.ab.ca (Prentice) and calgary.klein@assembly.ab.ca (Fawcett).
 
Please let me know what you think of all of this in the Comments below and please consider 'Sharing' this link on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to expand its reach. Thank you everyone for helping get the word out.

John

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