Three-legged Western Wolves on their 'Last Legs' Struggle to Feed Pups
edited: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By Michael A. Guy
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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This is a reprint of a letter I received from DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE. I have very little $ on disability but I'm giving at least $10 in October. The last thing I want to do is let "Big Game hunters, gun-enthusiasts and Rancher lobbyists" a chance at shooting at these pathetic three-legged wolf parents desperately trying to feed their pups. These poor animals are not just on three legs but ON THEIR LAST LEGS literally. And how do we supposedly compassionate and successful humans respond? We try to kill them to enhance our profits! SAD comment on OUR MORALITY!
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The wolves of the New Mexico’s Middle Fork pack are some of the most endangered animals on the planet.
And anti-wolf forces are working to once again eradicate their entire species in the wild.
The mother and father of the pack have both lost a leg to painful human-made traps -- leaving each with just three legs. A punishing drought in the Middle Fork pack’s home range makes the search for food to feed their four pups more and more challenging.
Please donate today to help protect these most endangered animals.
The Middle Fork wolves really are extremely important. As one of just two breeding pairs in New Mexico for the nearly extinct Mexican gray wolf (the lobo), the Middle Fork pack’s alpha male (AM871) and female (AF861) are critical to the future of the wolf in the Southwest.
You can help protect the Middle Fork wolves. Your tax-deductible donation to DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE will help us protect one of the last packs of Western Lobo Wolves
Demand that the federal government not cave into the pressure of local wolf-haters to kill these wolves.
Use proven on-the-ground techniques to keep these wolves away from livestock and away from the guns of those who would shoot them.
Post rewards to bring poachers who kill endangered lobos to justice.
Twice this summer, state agencies have threatened to remove the Middle Fork wolves from the wild -- a move would see these wolves either killed or consigned to captivity for the rest of their lives and would wreck efforts to rescue lobos from a second extinction in the wild.
So far, Defenders of Wildlife and our allies have been able to convince officials to keep the Middle Fork wolves where they belong -- in the wild. But ensuring the safety of these wolves -- and saving lobos as a species from extinction in the wild -- is a daily fight that we need your help to win.
The Middle Fork wolves are some of the most important wolves in the country, but we need your help to save them. Please donate today to help us save this pack and the species whose survival in the wild may well depend on their fate.
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|Reviewed by Charlie
|I actually "puppy-sat" a three-legged wolf pup a decade and a half ago for a co-worker who raised wolves and wolf-husky mixed pups-- an experience I'll never forget. Even that young, they're still wild and oh-so beautiful. They mate for life, you know, and I love that idea of both parents having the same malady--talk about empathy.
It is true that Idaho didn't get a lot of money from their "adopt a wild horse" campaign this year--sad sign of bad economic times. Still, there are many good people who have adopted many mustangs that they take care of. Between Boise and Mountain Home, you still see the herds, racing up on a natural bench there, and let me tell you, there is no prettier sight than to see them racing with their manes flying, just after dusk--barely outlined by the last vestiges of the setting sun... gorgeous! But as for Buffalo being gunned down around here?-- I haven't heard... I'll have to research that a bit-- I believe it's a stretch of the imagination. I'll tell you what though, those critters are BIG!! And stupid tourists every year, thinking they're some gentle over-big bovines, approach them to pet them? Let their children ride them? Photograph their nostrils? People die every year making stupid assumptions like that. Truth is, they're massive, and majestic, and have given much to the west and Midwest. I believe our civilization was built on their backs. What a travesty that they were diminished so in the 1800's. But their numbers are rising, and their herds are expanding their grazing to outside of Yellowstone now. And in many of the state parks surrounding Yellowstone, like Harriman State Park, you'll see them grazing in increasingly larger numbers. This can be intimidating, and should be. They're dangerous to human beings, and forgive me, but they taste really good too. --Charlie
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|These poor animals are not just on three legs but ON THEIR LAST LEGS literally.
How horrifically sad, and how horrifically uncaring most human beings are today. There are very few Mexican Lobos left; the northern Timber Wolves are being targeted again; yesterday was Wild Horse Day - our own government is now rounding them up for sale to foreign slaughterhouses; and the last remaining wild buffalo are being gunned down around Yellowstone Park.
Why? Because commercial cattlemen, who graze their cattle on public land, don't want them around; and most Americans don't even care.
We are truly living in sad, sad days.