WOLVES CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, ONCE AGAIN
U.S. Congress has never before ousted an animal or plant from Endangered Species Act protections — until now. In August, a federal district court ruled to NOT delist Western gray wolves. The case is still open on appeal. Yet Congress ignored separation of powers (between judicial and legislative branches) by taking matters into their own hands. A rider attached to the recently passed spending bill delists wolves, thereby deleting their federal safety net.
This political maneuver is unconstitutional and leaves wolves in the crossfire of state-sponsored killing. Idaho already conducted a hunt by helicopter in which wolves are cornered and shot at point blank range. Last year, pups and mothers were gassed inside their dens.
America‘s wolves need our help!
America’s wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, our wolves are once again in serious danger.
- Federal sharpshooters are preparing for aerial wolf killing in Northern Idaho.
- In Montana, the anti-wolf Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife are offering a $100 bounty per dead wolf.
- Wyoming is moving forward with a plan that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across much of the state, including in National Forests and in some of the best available gray wolf habitat in the state.
- Politicians in the Southwest are preventing the release of Mexican gray wolves into the wild – despite critically low wolf numbers that threaten a second extinction in the wild for these rare wolves.
Protect Wolves On National Forests:-https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2250
Urge Western Governors to Prevent Wholesale Wolf Slaughter:-https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2123
Tell Obama to Stop Aerial Wolf Killing in Idaho:-https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2371&s_src=3WDE1204F1T11&s_subsrc=013012_ADVACTFF_Lolo-Obama-nondonors
Stop Wolf Trapping in Montana:-http://www.thepetitionsite.com/181/213/958/stop-wolf-trapping-in-montana/
Montana Wolf Trappers Will Cause Pain and Suffering:-http://www.thepetitionsite.com/789/309/240/montana-wolf-trappers-will-cause-pain-and-suffering/
Help Prevent Wolf Hunting on Wyoming’s National Park Lands:- https://secure.npca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=743#.UAw9dexcN7o.twitter
This is an inspirational, visual & vocal tribute to wolves, from my dear friend & sister animal warrior; Louise Du Toit. Louise has lent her musical talents to fight the injustices of many sentient beings, the world over. In this song ’Ode to the Wolves’ her enchanting voice, echo’s the travesties these wolves face, in their daily battle to survive. Once upon a time it was just the hunters the wolves feared, but now they stare death in the face, from the sky too…as Louise say’s ‘Where can you hide’!”
“Ode to the Wolves” is an artistic tribute to all wolves, written to raise awareness about the endless atrocities they endure from humans all over the world, with a positive message to support the plight of the wolves and to end their suffering…. Louise Du Toit”
The music and lyrics of “Ode to the Wolves” were written by Louise du Toit and the paintings in the video were done by fierce wolf protector, author and artist, Vincent Arthur Kennard, with the purpose of accompanying the song.
“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.” ~Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization