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Gray Wolf Protection/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the federal agency charged with administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on land. wikipedia/Endangered Species Act  The ESA was enacted by Congress in 1973 and has been called “the Magna Carta” of … Continue reading

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Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Citizen Advocate Programs

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is setting up Citizen Advocacy programs across the U.S. and inviting us all to participate.  These programs are focused on approaching the challenge of dealing with climate change.  The NRDC proposes to train participants … Continue reading

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Wolves – De-Listed?

photo from “Wolves Cross the Road” in Wild Wolf Encounters, True Stories of Wolves in the Wild The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to de-list the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States.  USFWS thinks wolves … Continue reading

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Witch Hunt/Religious Crusade: The Wolf Hunt Intensifies

The United States federal government proposes to remove remaining protections for wolves throughout the country.  Read more in this Defenders of Wildlife press release. Defenders is asking those interested to sign a petition to Sally Jewell, newly appointed Secretary of … Continue reading

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Talking to Animals/Amen

Here’s a quote from a beautiful WordPress post by Traveling Thane Furrows: If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and … Continue reading

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How Beastly Humane

It’s time to recognize that we are the “beasts” and that the word “inhumane” has no meaning.  Humans invented and perfected cruelty and are about to demonstrate their humanity once again.  In this case, it’s in Wyoming, U.S.A., where hunting … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth/Wolves in the U.S.

Here’s a link to an interesting article in The American Prospect about wolves and wolf management in the Western U.S.  Everything I know indicates it’s accurate, fair, and thorough . Wolves to the Slaughter, by Christopher Ketcham Carter Niemeyer’s book … Continue reading

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Soar Like an Eagle – more from Grebe Lake in Yellowstone

and – of course – be still like a wolf Grebe Lake Happy am I called Grebe Lake reflecting passing clouds and the hills that surround me home to many creatures happy am I Happy am I the black wolf … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

Who Are We? Americans, including me, think of themselves as decent people.  Certainly we have made mistakes as a nation – big mistakes.  But we learn from them, grow, and improve.  Our social structure encourages this. But now I wonder. … Continue reading

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