Some may be aware that America’s wild horses and burros are routinely targeted and culled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in order to expand cattle ranches, but wolves are also regularly targeted and subsequently killed by ranchers and the government with the excuse of needing to “protect” livestock.
As a petition On Care2 points out, the issue is not wolves encroaching on people’s land, but rather ranches invading the natural territory of wolves. Human-wildlife conflict is a serious issue worldwide, but there are preventative humane measures, like fencing, that can keep wolves and livestock from interacting.
The petition explains that Wyoming gave out permits for wolf hunting in 2017, which resulted in the untimely and brutal death of 44 wolves, and the state wants to allow wolf hunts again this year. The petition’s author is asking people to speak out against this barbaric practice before the 2018 wolf hunts begin. Please take a moment to sign the petition and speak up for our nation’s wolves.
Many people are unaware that the government kills innocent wildlife for the interest of cattle ranching, so please make sure to get the word out even more and share this with your network!
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