Join the Oregon Wild Wolf Pack
Wolves need your help. After being eliminated from Oregon by a government-sponsored campaign of poisoning, trapping, and shooting, the native species is once again taking tentative steps towards recovery. Americans value native wildlife. But for some, old prejudices die hard.
Led by special interests opposed to wildlife conservation, wolves face a purposeful campaign of misinformation and fear. In 2011, wolves in eastern Oregon were stripped of basic protections as part of a backroom budget deal. Hours later the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife issued kill orders for members of one of Oregon's first packs. In neighboring states, over 1,000 wolves have been killed for sport. Oregon's wolf recovery is at risk. We can do better.
A lot has changed since Americans purposely exterminated entire species. Science is shedding light on the critical role wolves and other native species play on the landscape. Killing only creates conflict. Education, conservation, and coexistance allows wolf recovery that works for everyone.
Help us advocate for wolves, educate the public, and inform decision makers by joining the Oregon Wild Wolf Pack today. By signing up below, you are pledging to support wolf recovery, promising to spread the word, and standing up for wildlife when they need your voice.
You'll get periodic updates on Oregon-based and regional wolf news and events. Over the last century, humans pushed wolves to the brink. Now, it is up to us to join the Pack and help bring them back.
0-25 of 1971 signatures
|Number||Date||Name||If you want, tell us why joining the Wolf Pack to protect wolves is important to you?|
|1971||December 11, 2013||wendy obrien|
|1970||December 10, 2013||shelley ruth wyndham|
|1969||December 10, 2013||Marcus Bruce||In regards to keeping the gray wolf under protection, I urge that they be kept under it. They have made such a remarkable comeback. If they were taken off, all that would accomplish would be for them to be hunted and end up right back to where they were so many years ago. it would be like throwing money away. How could we afford to do such a wasteful act?
It has been proven again and again that wolves, like all predators, are necessary for the environment. They keep pray animals, deer, elk, etc, in check and balance the circle of life. Without them, pray animals could end up causing more damage than they are, such as roaming the streets and getting hit by a car, which would possibly kill all inside of it. One could argue that pray animals could be scared off, but wolves are just as easily scared off as they are.
They should also remain protected due to religious significance. This country was founded based on religious freedom, and killing wolves could be the same as denying someone's right to worship. Many people in this country, as well as others, believe in the wolf to be a sacred creature and able to teach us more about ourselves than we can. To delist the wolf could possibly cause emotional hardship on the people who worship the wolves, and could in turn backfire causing lawsuits which would cost the country more money than it would to keep protecting them.
Now some may argue that wolves are dangerous, vicious and unforgiving. I am asking how? Sure rabies and other diseases can make that statement true, but that takes in account all the other animals in the world too. A wolf can simply be scared off by a loud noise, or approach. We are not their food source and they are not going to come after us under free will. Movies of the past, as well as wise tales have made it so we think such things, but from what I experience everyday nothing could be further from the truth.
Now, I ask how can we hunt wolves, delist them and allow them to once again go nearly extinct considering everything they have done for us? Do you have a dog? guess what, that's a descendant of the wolf. Do you have a family? It is theorized that wolves taught us how to form close bonds with one another. Do we exist right now as a species? Yes and only because of the wolf. I know that this applies to the gray wolf, but all the same they have given us what we needed to get where we are today. Without them, we may have never made it. We would not be the rulers of this planet, or even exist. After thinking about this, it makes me disgusted that we treat them like nothing more than a street rat. Killing them for sport, than protecting them and delisting them later to only be killed again for sport. What's the point? We don't eat them, or need to kill them to survive. Sure we could make money off killing them, but killing anything just for fun seems greedy and unforgivable.
|1968||December 07, 2013||Lisette de Waard|
|1967||December 03, 2013||brigitte hoin|
|1966||December 03, 2013||Andrea Knöpfler|
|1965||December 02, 2013||Sandi Greene|
|1964||December 01, 2013||dalcha surdino|
|1963||November 30, 2013||Tom Eßer|
|1962||November 30, 2013||Dominique Berry|
|1961||November 30, 2013||gina rueck|
|1960||November 27, 2013||Terie Wright||Please take the time to get to know about wolves on a personal level, perhaps it will touch your heart and soul !! If you wipe out wolves your wiping out a lot of what history was about. Who died and made humans god to decide who lives and who doesn't, think about it and be careful with your answer. Our boss in the heavens is watching and listening! Have a blessed day!!|
|1959||November 27, 2013||saskia stoker|
|1958||November 25, 2013||Janet Barber||Science is shedding light on the critical role wolves and other native species play on the landscape. Killing only creates conflict. Education, conservation, and coexistance allows wolf recovery that works for everyone. Please support the protection of the wolf in Oregon and elsewhere.|
|1957||November 23, 2013||Catalina Blake|
|1956||November 22, 2013||Rebekah Friedenberger|
|1955||November 22, 2013||Chris Jackson|
|1954||November 20, 2013||inger davidsen||I know that the wolf is very importent for our earth, the wolf has been her all the time, humane are the biggest problem, we have to learn to live with eats other.|
|1953||November 15, 2013||Annette Anderson|
|1952||November 14, 2013||Mary Lauko||I would like to see a return to respect for wildlife and the natural order. It is not possible without top predators. Wolves need our respect not our disdain.|
|1951||November 13, 2013||mitzi frank|
|1950||November 09, 2013||Jennifer Roberts|
|1949||November 08, 2013||Hitomi Akiba|
|1948||November 07, 2013||Stephen Antczak||I applaud Oregon's policies regarding wolves. The U.S. needs a healthy population of wolves in the wild. OR pays attention to the science, while states like WI and MN remain willfully ignorant and uninformed.|
|1947||November 07, 2013||Stephen Antczak||I applaud Oregon's policies regarding wolves. The U.S. needs a healthy population of wolves in the wild. OR pays attention to the science, while states like WI and MO remain willfully ignorant and uninformed.|