The latest attack on Oregon's wolves comes from the Oregon Cattlemen's Association, which is pushing for reckless legislation that allows for the annihilation of the Imnaha pack.
The wolf pack was the first to establish and produce pups in the state in more than 60 years. While measures should be taken to prevent depredation of livestock, there are better ways to keep cattle safe than killing the family of Journey, who captured the nation's imagination with its thousand-mile expedition to become the first wolf in California in nearly a century.
Last fall, the Center for Biological Diversity and allies won an emergency stay of execution from the Oregon Court of Appeals that stopped the state from killing two wolves in the pack -- a stay that remains in place while the Cattlemen's Association pushes this appalling bill.
Help us continue to defend the pack by asking Oregon state officials to oppose this legislation and the killing of the Imnaha pack.
I'm writing to ask that you oppose legislation being pushed by the Oregon Cattlemen's Association that would both set a terrible precedent for the state's Endangered Species Act and allow for the killing of the Imnaha wolf pack, which was Oregon's first pack to produce and establish pups in the state in more than 60 years. This same pack was the progenitor of the wolf called Journey, who has just traveled hundreds of miles to become the first wolf in California since 1924.
I understand the the Imnaha wolf pack has preyed on livestock, but I strongly believe that compensation for ranchers and nonlethal measures to avoid future depredations are a better solution than killing this pack.
Please reject any legislation that allows the killing of these wolves.
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