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Wolf reading: (posted in 2011)
STOP THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FROM SLAUGHTERING WOLVES!
-Target: Canada’s Minister of Environment
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In response to the fact that tar sands oil mining is THREATENING caribou herds by DESTROYING their habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine POISONING and AERIAL SHOOTING of THOUSANDS of wolves in areas near tar sands mining.
The "BIG BAD WOLF" in this struggle is NOT the furry kind; it’s the kind that WALKS ON TWO LEGS! The caribou’s habitat is being destroyed by mining.
The Alberta Tar Sands has created a MASSIVE LOSS of habitat for all wildlife in the region, but perhaps the most profoundly affected has been the caribou.
But instead of taking steps to PROTECT the caribou’s habitat, Canada’s Minister of Environment said that THOUSANDS of Alberta wolves will NEED to be killed to rescue caribou impacted by tar sands development.
Killing the wolves means SHOOTING them from HELICOPTERS and POISONING them with BAITS laced with strychnine.
Strychnine is a DEADLY poison that causes a PAINFUL progression from MUSCLE SPASMS to convulsions to suffocation over a period of hours. It is an excruciating death!!
The poisoned baits will also pose a threat for NON-TARGETED animals like cougars and wolverines that may eat them.
Canada’s FIRST PRIORITY should be PROTECTION of the habitat, NOT additional assaults on the native wildlife!
OTHER LINKS & PETITIONS
Please read these petitions and help the wolves with your signature.
"As you read this, millions of animals are suffering so that the clothing industry may sell coats, boots and other garments made from their fur.Some of the worst cruelty occurs on rabbit farms in Catalonia, Spain — and their furs wind up at major retailers across the United States.
Investigators went undercover, and found that rabbits on these farms live their entire lives in misery, confined to small cages with hard wires for floors.
Investigators taped conversations with distributors who sell fur from these very farms, and eight major designers were named as clients: Burberry, Dior, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Fursten-berg.
We’re working to stop the savageness, but we need your help to do it. Please donate to help us stop the cruelty."
"Trapping and Fur Trade: Cruel and UnnecessaryEach year, millions of furbearing animals are killed under the auspices of "nuisance wildlife control" and millions more are killed in the name of fashion.
Indiscriminate body-crushing traps are used to capture or kill furbearing animals who are deemed a "nuisance" or who are valued only for the fur on their backs.
Once an animal is caught she may remain in the trap for several days before starving or dying from exposure. Snares are a wire noose and can cause trapped animals to slowly strangle to death. With leghold traps, an animal my chew off his own paw to escape, only to die days later from the injury." From the BornFree USA website.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."