15 November 2010 Montanans Speak Up for Wolves Posted by: Elizabeth Kricfalusi | 3 comments | Share: Following our success restoring life-saving protections for Northern Rockies wolves earlier this year, a handful of anti-wolf extremists have been extremely vocal, making outrageous, dangerous comments like the following: Killing wolves is patriotic. Use shelter dogs to lure wolves to their deaths. Eliminate all wolves from the Northern Rockies—by any means necessary. You can help stop these extremists. Your donation will enable us to produce and air a new radio ad to counter the anti-wolf propaganda. Powerful Voices for Wolves Recently, Defenders recorded the testimonials of 300 authentic Montanans who favor an end to the anti-wolf hate that has been dominating the airwaves and inciting violence against our endangered wolves. A sample of these recordings can be heard in the video above. With your support, Defenders will produce and air a radio ad showcasing these Montana wildlife champions who understand the importance of maintaining healthy wolf populations in their region. Please help us ensure that these reasonable conservation voices are heard. Your contribution will also help us: Fight anti-wolf legislation in Congress Help ranchers co-exist with wolves and keep these magnificent animals out of harm’s way Promote other vital efforts to save wolves and other imperiled wildlife Help Save America’s Wolves The support of caring people like you has helped Defenders return wolves to Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies, beat back efforts to eliminate life-saving protections for these magnificent animals and build important partnerships to ensure a lasting future for wolves in the region. But we need your help to keep fighting. Please donate now. 3 Responses to “Montanans Speak Up for Wolves” Lori Sheppard November 16th, 2010 I am a member of Defenders of Wildlife and I have contributed for many years to the restoration of the wolf population in ID,WY and MT. It is sickening that the hunting population has such power and greed and thinks they need to eradicate these precious members of our wildlife eco-stystem just for their own private pleasures to hunt and KILL. There is enough game in this country for wolves AND hunters. This is one more way humans show their selfish greedy nature. SHAME. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in California prepares to welcome wolves home, but delays on providing state protections Now, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves throughout most of the rest of the country, gray wolves are once again at risk. Delisting would short-circuit wolf recovery in the Pacific West and would effectively mean giving up on one of our country’s most important and iconic species. Fortunately, California has an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping the gray wolf continue to recover in the coming months and years. I Was There It was a bitterly cold winter morning when the convoy departed down the remote Forest Service road near Salmon, Idaho. Decades after scientists first called for the restoration of wolves in the region, the first four wolves arrived in Idaho on January 14, 1995, thanks to the Endangered Species Act… Victory for Wild Bison in Montana! In a decision that the uninitiated would argue is a painful exercise in stating the obvious, a Montana court last week determined that the wild bison of Yellowstone, an animal that has roamed the continent for millennia, are indeed wild animals.