Category: Hunting

USA: Be A Voice – Demand the ESA Gives Full Protection To Gray Wolves.



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NRDC Insider.

Gray wolves in the Lower 48 have faced decades of attacks, but a Trump administration plan to strip their Endangered Species Act protections might be the most serious yet. Due to a century of hunting, trapping, and habitat loss, the gray wolf had virtually vanished from all but one state when it was listed as endangered in 1974. The species has since made a remarkable recovery, but it still needs our help. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to drop its misguided rollback of the Endangered Species Act and to develop a national recovery plan for these iconic predators

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may soon try to roll back vital Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the lower-48 states. This dangerously misguided plan would strip wolves of vital federal protections and reverse years of recovery for this iconic species.

Once nearly hunted to extinction, gray wolves are now coming back, but they’re not yet fully recovered — they need to be protected.

Call on the Service to drop its misguided rollback plan and develop a national recovery plan to help return wolves to places where they once roamed — and still could.



EU / Japan Trade Deal: More Whale Killing ? – Take Action to Stop It.

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Your last chance to say ‘NO’ to EU/Japan trade deal – act now!

Next Tuesday (11/12/18) , MEPs will vote on a free trade agreement with Japan. We need them to say ‘NO’ to this deal unless Japan stops killing whales.

You have one last chance to make your voice heard. Please send a message to your MEPs and ask them to vote ‘no’ to the deal on Tuesday and to raise Japan’s whaling as a serious issue in the EU Parliament debate on Monday.



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our voice counts – act now.

This year alone, Japanese whalers killed 503 minke whales and 134 endangered sei whales. The Japanese government is trying to overturn the ban on commercial whaling and disregards any rulings by international bodies against its brutal slaughter.

The EU should not enter into a trade agreement with a country that shows such contempt for international agreements and opinion.

Your voice really does count. If enough MEPs say ‘no’, we could stop the deal. But they need to know it’s an issue you care about. Please don’t just leave this for others to do.

Ask your MEPs to raise Japan’s whale hunting as a serious concern and vote ‘NO’ to the deal next week.

Thank you. We’ll only stop this horrific and senseless slaughter by standing together.

On behalf of the whales and all at WDC,

Julia Pix, WDC campaigns manager

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On Tuesday 11 December, the European Parliament will vote on whether to enter a Free Trade Agreement with Japan. This is our last chance to stop it.

What can I do?

  1. Send a message to your MEPs. It’s very easy!
  • Enter your postcode at
  • Choose to send a message to all your MEPs (if you have more than one).
  • Write and send your message.
  1. If you receive a response, please let us know at

(There’s no need to tell us you have sent your original message.)

What should I say?

Ask your MEP to:

  • Raise whaling as a concern during the debate on Monday.
  • Vote ‘NO’ to the trade agreement on Tuesday.

Tell your MEPs why this is important to you and why you think that the EU must use this opportunity to get tough on Japan’s continued slaughter of whales.

Thank you.

Even if the deal is signed, this is our chance to send a strong message to the Japanese government that we are sick of its defiance of international agreements and opinion. It also keeps the fight against whaling high on the EU agenda. Even if signed, the trade agreement can be used to pressure Japan to stop whaling.

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Below – how it should be !

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Scotland: Tell the Government – Ban cruel and violent trophy hunting to protect Scotland’s native species.



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Petition Link –

Trophy Hunters Like the ‘Professional Huntress’ Must be Stopped




Target: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland

Goal:  Ban cruel and violent trophy hunting to protect Scotland’s native species.

Recent social media photos showing a self-proclaimed “professional huntress” and the carcasses of animals she killed in Scotland have caused worldwide outrage, as well as sparked concern within the country’s government. Larysa Switlyk, host of a hunting television show from Florida, posted images of herself posing alongside the dead goats, stags, and sheep that she shot with a high-powered rifle.

Deer and goats are currently legal to hunt in Scotland due to the nation’s so-called “sustainable land management plan.” But the government may change this following photos like these. Member of the Scottish Parliament Michael Russell called the images “horrific” and stated that it is unacceptable “to see people in camouflage with highly powered sniper rifles rejoicing in the killing of a goat, let alone a ram.” Sign below to demand an immediate ban on all trophy hunting in Scotland.


Dear First Minister Sturgeon,

Social media photos showing a “professional huntress” alongside the carcasses of animals she shot and killed are, as MSP Michael Russell states, “horrific,” and call into question Scotland’s policies regarding trophy hunting. Unnecessary killings for sport and trophies are cruel and irresponsible, and must not be accepted by the Scottish government.

Russell rightly points out that it is unacceptable “to see people in camouflage with highly powered sniper rifles rejoicing in the killing of a goat, let alone a ram.” This brutality is not sustainable land management.  I urge you to ensure that all trophy hunting is immediately banned in Scotland.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Larysa Unleashed/Instagram

USA: Brain Dead Trophy Hunter Kills Iconic Yellowstone Favourite Wolf. Sign Petition for Justice.



Take action and give Yellowstone wildlife the freedom it deserves – free form guns and the brain dead’s that use them.

Please sign the petition:


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SIGN: Justice for Yellowstone’s Most Beloved Wolf, Gunned Down by Trophy Hunter

Posted by Carly Day

  SIGN: Justice for Yellowstone’s Most Beloved Wolf, Gunned Down by Trophy Hunter


PETITION TARGET: Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks

A well-known, gorgeous female wolf was mercilessly gunned down by a trophy hunter as she left the protected boundaries of Yellowstone National Park last week.

The gray wolf — known by her catalog number 926F — was extremely popular with visitors to the park, who knew her affectionately as ‘Spitfire.’

This beautiful seven-year-old wolf had lived a challenging life; her famous mother was killed by hunters in 2012, numerous mates were killed or died over the years, she lost litters of puppies and was eventually displaced as the alpha wolf. She was a gutsy survivor whose life was tragically cut short for sport.

Although hunting is not permitted within the national park, outside the borders it is legal, with several hundred wolves “harvested” by trophy hunters every year.

Because many of the 100 wolves within the park are habituated to humans, it’s particularly easy for hunters to approach and pick them off.

Sign this petition urging the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to ban trophy hunting near Yellowstone National Park, so these incredible animals are protected from needless killing.

UK: Leading experts say latest badger culls will not stop TB



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Leading experts say latest badger culls will not stop TB

Two leading Scientists, Christl A. Donnelly Imperial College London, and Rosie Woodroffe, Institute of Zoology, London reveal in an article, published today for magazine that the latest badger culls unlikely to stop TB. Two months ago, the government advice body Natural England approved further licensed badger culls in parts of the United Kingdom in 2015. The aim is to reduce local badger densities by at least 70% to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) to cattle. This figure is critical because reductions of less than 70% can, paradoxically, increase TB transmission rates (see H.C.J. Godfray et al. Proc. R. Soc. B 280, 20131634;2013).

On the basis of current badger population estimates, we calculate that these culls are unlikely to achieve the necessary reduction.

The latest minimum cull numbers derive from the lower 95% confidence bounds on population size estimates. For example, licensees in part of Dorset are required to kill at least 615 badgers in a population that are estimated to contain somewhere between 879 and 1,547 animals (95% confidence interval). Killing this number would give an estimated population reduction of between 39.8% and 70% (95% confidence interval).

Equivalent confidence intervals for the 2015 Somerset and Gloucestershire culls are, respectively, 50.8–70% and 54–70% relative to the baseline population estimates. It is, therefore, unlikely that a 70% or greater reduction can be attained by these minimum cull numbers, assuming that the population estimates are accurate.

In our view, populations that are either reduced by greatly more than 70% or left undisturbed (and potentially vaccinated) are likely to offer better prospects for the control of cattle TB. The choice depends on a range of epidemiological, economic, social and ecological factors.

Authors; Christl A. Donnelly Imperial College London, UK. Rosie Woodroffe Institute of Zoology, London


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USA: Beloved Yellowstone Wolf Was Just Shot Dead To Be A Trophy.


Beloved Yellowstone Wolf Was Just Shot Dead To Be A Trophy

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An iconic and beloved member of Yellowstone National Park‘s most famous wolf pack was just shot dead by a trophy hunter — and it was totally legal. 

Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F, also known as Spitfire, was killed just a few miles outside the entrance to the park in Montana. 

Spitfire’s mother, 06F, was also killed by a hunter back in 2012. Wolves of the Rockies credits Spitfire with helping to keep the pack together after her mother’s death.