The Humane Society reports that yet another group of Alaskan wolves are being targeted for needless slaughter. The Alaska Board of Game has made this decision even though it flies in the face of science and humanity.
The board will allow the slaughter of wolves living in a section of the Kenai Peninsula, southwest of Kenai National Refuge
The same approach was taken by the Board with wolves bordering the Denali National Park refuge a few years ago, and as a result, wolf sightings within the refuge have "rapidly declined from 45 percent to 6 percent over the course of just a few years," says HSUS.
HSUS Alaska State Director Michael Haukedalen says that these "highly intelligent, familial animals" suffer greatly from these "unconscionable" actions, which cause surviving wolves to "suffer trauma and experience disruption when fellow pack members are killed....This disruption results in packs disbanding," and "elimination of the breeding pair can lead to the loss of pups or yearlings by slow starvation."
Killing wolves bordering the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will harm wolves inside the refuge, insists HSUS, and it is therefore demanding that Governor Walker stop this needless and ineffective slaughter.
Sign this petition to stop the Alaska Board of Game from slaughtering more Alaskan wolves!
The Human Society has documented the harmful and ineffective results of killing wolves living on the border of the Denali National Park refuge.
The Society also makes it clear that these intelligent, familial animals are cruelly traumatized by these unconscionable slaughters, predator control actions which it says "most Alaskans abhor."
Those who support this petition therefore demand that you put a stop to the Board of Game's decision to allow the slaughter of more Alaskan wolves living on refuge borders.