"End it or we won't spend it! "
Sign this Tourist Pledge to cut your spending in Montana, Idaho, ad Wyoming until these states end trophy hunting and trapping of Yellowstone National Park wolves.
The states allow trophy hunting of wolves right next to the park, causing the horrific death and disruption of many of the same park wolves that are well known and cherished by visitors.
Trophy hunting of park wolves has become established state doctrine despite appeals by countless citizens and best efforts by wolf advocates to end it.
So, it's time to apply our power as tourists & consumers!
The Pledge states:
I am deeply troubled by wolf trophy hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Likewise I am very concerned about proposals for hunting grizzly bears near these parks.
Wolves that live mainly in the national parks, where hunting is not allowed, nevertheless suffer greatly from hunting because at times they cross the invisible park boundaries. It's an affront to countless visitors and local citizens who enjoy and benefit from seeing these park wolves. And it's a cruel betrayal of the wolves themselves.
In 2016, for example, 7 park wolves were legally shot just outside Yellowstone Park while only 5 died of natural causes. Two other wolf families that live along the park's border suffered 3 deaths, all from hunting. None of these wolves were involved in livestock losses.
To date, state authorities have been deaf to pleas from many thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the world asking that wolf hunting and trapping near the national parks not be allowed.
Therefore, until the trophy hunting of wolves near national parks is stopped, I pledge to be extremely conservative and use utmost discretion before spending money in your respective states.