Defenders of Wildlife
Address and Telephone
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Washington State Government
110 Legislative Building (the Domed Capitol Building)
P.O. Box 40500
Olympia, WA 98504-0500
Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Dear Governor Inslee and members of the Washington State legislature,
I am an advocate for animal welfare, both foreign and domestic, wild and captive and defender of the Earth.
I would like to ask the State of Washington to place a moratorium on their decision to kill an entire wolf pack referred to as the “Profanity Peak” wolf pack. While the loss of livestock is appreciated, wolves are just doing what comes naturally to them, hunt. We are more to blame for the cattle’s death for placing them in harm’s way. We are encroaching on their territory by further destroying the natural wolf habitat.
The Red Wolves are an endangered species and should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. They came close to extinction a couple of decades ago and were it not for federal protection, they would have been gone from the face of the Earth. Gladly, they have made a comeback and now there are various packs spotted along Washington State. Don’t turn back the clock on their existence by killing the whole pack.
In nature, balance is attained by the predator/prey cycle. Nature has its own way of culling and keeping the animal population at bay. While a domesticated cow is not the principal prey of wild wolves, they do serve as an easy food source Domesticated cows don’t have any natural predators, except man.
The rancher in question must bear responsibility for his dead cattle. The wolves are just being wolves. If you know there is a threat of wolves, then don’t send them out to graze near the wolf. Next thing, offer better protections for the herd, it's common sense.
If, the sole reason for killing the pack is because of the dead cows, there is no logic in that reasoning. The cows are already dead.They are just being fattened up before being sent to slaughter, themselves. The end does not justify the means.
Lucio Ortega MLS
101 W Resaca Drive
Los Fresnos, Texas 78566
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