In the United States, if a rancher complains about an animal, it is apparently legal to slaughter it. That is according to the Biden Administration, who defended USDA Wildlife Services' decision to kill 8 poor wolf pups in Idaho because a private livestock rancher using public lands filed a complaint.
Sign now to demand that the USDA end the use of lethal wolf management practices and protect vulnerable wolves!
Only around 1,500 gray wolves remain in existence in the state of Idaho. That is a tiny, shockingly small number — and should be a wake-up call for officials to do everything they can to protect this precious species and help save them from extinction.
Gray wolves are especially vulnerable after disgraced ex-President Trump took them off of the Endangered Species list in 2020. Given that they no longer have federal protection, it is more important than ever that the USDA use non-lethal methods to manage them.
There are simple and straight-forward practices that ranchers can use to manage local wolf populations without killing them. Ranchers can use livestock guardian dogs, human guardians, and light and sound deterrents to keep local wolves away from their cattle. It is the USDA's job to partner with ranchers and train them in these methods - we cannot allow one more innocent wolf to be killed.Tell President Biden and the USDA: do not follow down President Trump's path of ignorance and animal abuse. Protect our gray wolves and use nonlethal management practices!