Collared Female Alpha Wolf in Lamar Canyon Group Shot & Killed
Buffer Zone Around Yellowstone Park Needed to Stop Wolf Slaughter
A collared female alpha wolf, named “06,” and part of the famous tourist-drawing Lamar Canyon wolf group in Yellowstone National Park was shot and killed by a Wyoming hunter on December 7th, 2012.
06 was part of a federally-funded ongoing study of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the eighth collared wolf killed by hunters this year. Total numbers of un-collared wolves killed are not yet known. Just two weeks ago, “754M,” a Beta male wolf of the same Lamar Canyon group as 06 was shot and killed in the same exact area near the park.
Visitors from around the world travel to Yellowstone National Park to observe these wolves, generating millions of dollars in eco-tourism. Ironically, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and the governors of states in the Northern Rockies that border Yellowstone are sponsoring the wolves’ slaughter in Yellowstone by refusing to enact a buffer zone so that wolves have protection from hunters when they travel outside Yellowstone’s boundaries.
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone Park in 1995, yet their slaughter of wolves goes on with impunity. The hunting of wolves should stop immediately, in Wyoming and elsewhere. Wolves play a crucial role in the eco-system, and nature controls its own numbers. Hunting is repulsive, and it’s hunters and trappers who need to be controlled.
What You Can Do Now
Please call and email Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and demand an end to the assault on wolves, and urge him to immediately enact the much-needed buffer zone around Yellowstone National Park. Wolves deserve protection in our National Parks, and everywhere.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead:
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