Younger Wolves Help Their Elders Grab a Bite to Eat 

Wolves work together in the wild to ensure the survival of the rest of their pack, and this includes their elders. Whenever one wolf finds food, it will investigate it for edibility before calling out to the pack with a loud howl.

Older wolves lack the brute force in their jaws necessary to tear open the rubbery flesh of certain types of food. In this video, we witness younger wolves picking up most of the slack to ensure that their grandparents can feast on some of the softer meat of a washed-up sea lion.

After the younger wolves have had their fair share and removed most of the rubbery skin from the deceased animal, the older wolf swoops in to enjoy some of the softer meat inside. With most of the hard work already done, the older wolf is able to sustain its appetite and live another day.

 

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WDFW Wolf post-recovery planning schedule

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Wolf post-recovery planning

Since 2008, Washington’s wolf population has grown by an average of 28 percent per year. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) documented a minimum of 126 individuals, 27 packs, and 15 successful breeding pairs during the last annual population survey, marking a population increase for the 10th consecutive year and the highest counts to date. Not only is Washington’s wolf population growing, but its distribution is also expanding westward in the state. In 2018, WDFW biologists confirmed the state’s first wolf pack west of the Cascade crest in the modern era. WDFW is confident that Washington’s wolf population is on a path leading to successful recovery.

Given the pace of wolf recovery, WDFW proposes to develop a post-recovery conservation and management plan for wolves to guide long-term wolf conservation and management under state authority once wolves are considered recovered in Washington and are no longer designated as state or federally endangered.

The development of this plan will be informed by public input. Information on how to provide input is at the link below. Three live, interactive webinars are also available. Each webinar is open to all, will include a presentation, opportunity to ask questions, and information on how to submit comments. Scheduled dates for each webinar are below. Click the link for each to participate.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

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Wyoming Wolf Trophy Zones slaughter 8 Possible Yellowstone Wolves

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An estimated 528 wolves resided in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as of 2015. As of December 2018there were 80 wolves in 9 packs. A biological count (April 1, 2019) was 61 wolves in 8 packs.

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Everyday Possible Yellowstone Wolves are being needlessly slaughtered in Wyoming, and need our Proposed “Sacred Resource Protection Zone”, along with proposed regulation changes. Our Research is Precedent Setting 

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A total of it appears 8 possible park wolves have already been slaughtered in 2019 altogether 25 thus far in 2019 with 8 from the Trophy Zones  17 from the general Slaughter Zone in this Bloodthirsty State! Keep in mind that  these are just Wolves that have been reported killed! Does not take into account all that people chose not to report as they are required!!
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Alexander: Loving Life, Hating Wolves

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There’s that moment before squeezing the trigger — excitement and a primal drive to finish the job. You’ve walked for miles, scouted for months and watched the breeze to assure you won’t be winded — all in the pursuit of this moment. You pull the trigger and the animal hops once as if stung by a hornet and topples head first.

I’ve always had a powerful emotional response to taking an animal’s life. The moments after sending a bullet plunging into the deer’s heart or lungs are some of the most confused feelings I’ve ever experienced. It’s always the same.Regret is invariably there to blunt the exhilaration of a successful hunt, especially as I walk up on the animal that, only minutes before, was a living being. It’s a deep-seated doubt of my actions, an emotion that seems to swell not in my mind, but in my stomach. I rationalize it away. The meat will save me a lot of cash in the months ahead. Deer aren’t penned or farmed. This herbivore lived its life and, as dictated by nature, is fair game to meat-eaters like me.

The emotional roller coaster is part of the hunt. It’s an awareness of one’s self and a keen connection to mankind’s half-a-million or so years as a full-on predator. I hunt for the connection to my genetic past. I hunt to force to the surface ancient instincts that are dulled by the modern world. I hunt to feel like a part of this inconsequential floating rock we call Earth.Maybe I’m again just rationalizing my taking of life when comparing to others. But, to me, there’s something different in the desire to kill wolves among many in Idaho. I kill with the knowledge that my single take won’t have a meaningful impact on the species’ overall population.

Regional extinction is the end game for those who slaughter wolves. They kill out of hatred. They kill out of a blood lust. With fewer and fewer children learning time-honored — and useful — outdoor skills, I can’t help but worry that the perception of blood-thirsty gunmen with a passion for eradication is working against the interests of outdoorsmen. Hate is the worst way to sell the sport.

NO Species modifies the planet as much as humanity. Even nature’s non-human engineer, the beaver, can’t hold a candle to how we alter ecosystems and consume resources. Man has a long history of eliminating anything that gets in the way of his pursuit of resources. Just ask our European cousin, the Neanderthal. Maybe Idaho’s wolf liquidation is just as human as my romantic notion of what I do when I take to rifle and round. But I don’t think so. I hunt out of respect. They hunt out of rage. It’s a small but important distinction that speaks to motive and manifests in the differing hunting cultures.

I pay for a sportsman’s license. I enjoy the wilderness more than any other place on the planet. It’s my church, in a way. But my fees are now subsidizing Idaho’s gently-named Wolf Control Board. Instead of reasonable, respectable management, I’m helping fund a massacre. And it turns my guts more than any instance when I pulled the trigger.

Jon Alexander is opinion editor at the Times-News. He can be reached at jalexander@magicvalley.com.

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Wolves Gave Tibetan Mastiffs Their Mountaineering Genes 

Wolves Gave Tibetan Mastiffs Their Mountaineering Genes

The big, shaggy dogs of the Himalayas are 50 percent more efficient at transporting hemoglobin than lowland pooches

 

n the mountains, Tibetan mastiffs dare to tread where other pups would drop their squeaky toys and whimper with exhaustion. The massive, 150-pound animals thrive at high altitudes, and now researchers know why: the mastiffs have a little extra dose of wolf in their genes.

The big, furry dog breed with a lion-like mane may date back as far as 1,100 B.C., when it began its role as a high-altitude guard dog. Tibetan people have used mastiffs guard their flocks of sheep from predators, like wolves, for centuries. The dogs lived alongside their human companions at altitudes of 15,000 feet or higher, heights in which average dogs wouldn’t withstand the lack of oxygen.

Researchers knew that at one point the Tibetan mastiff interbred with a Tibetan subspecies of gray wolf because the two share a genetic mutation that does not appear in the genome of other dog breeds. Rafi Letzer at Live Science reports that it was unclear what the amino acids coded by those genes actually did, but researchers did suspect it was related to their high-altitude superpowers.

In a new study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, a team examined the mastiff’s hemoglobin architecture, finding that the protein on red blood cells that transports oxygen is about 50 percent more efficient in Tibetan mastiffs than in other dog breeds.

“At altitude, the problem is taking in oxygen, because there’s just less of it,” says the study’s author Tony Signore, a biologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in a press release. “If you think of hemoglobin like an oxygen magnet, this magnet’s just stronger.”

The story of the hemoglobin-boosting gene, however, is a little more complicated than the normal course of natural selection. In the distant past, wolves had the genes for the boosting hemoglobin, but they were pseudo-genes, meaning the weren’t expressed in their genome. So, even though the genes were present, they weren’t active and therefore didn’t give the wolves any high-altitude advantages.

At some point, the hemoglobin pseudo-genes were copied and pasted into one of the wolf’s active genes. That changed the way its hemoglobin worked, helping the Tibetan wolf become a high-altitude specialist, an advantage that was passed down to future generations.

In fact, these changes, along with mitochondrial DNA and other genetic markers have convinced some zoologists that the Tibetan wolf and other wolf populations in the Himalayas should be classified as a separate species from the gray wolf. It’s believed this new Himalayan wolf diverged from other gray wolf subspecies around 700,000 years ago.

At some point, the wolf interbred with a domestic dog breed, passing along the unique mountaineering gene that persists in the Tibetan mastiff to this day.

For the research team, the exciting part is the pseudo-gene coming to life after being dormant for generations. “[The genes] wouldn’t have conferred any benefit under normal circumstances,” senior author Jay Storz, also of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says in the release. “It was just [that] this conversion event occurred in an environmental context where the increase in hemoglobin-oxygen affinity would have been beneficial. So mutations that otherwise would have been either neutral or even detrimental actually had a positive fitness effect.”

Today, the breed remains popular in Tibet, but the genetic mutation can’t protect the dogs from the modern world. Tibetan mastiffs became a status symbol in China in the 2000s and early 2010s. (In 2011, one Tibetan mastiff named Big Splash sold for a reported $1.6 million.) But the dog’s popularity led to a wave of overbreeding. By 2013, Tibetan mastiffs were considered passé and many were either released into the streets and mountains or sold to processors to make leather and to line winter gloves.

 

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Togo pack update | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

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Togo pack update

Evidently, WDFWs Susewind speaks out of both sides of his Mouth. He has said once already that the Togo Pack Lethal Removal was put on hold, this week he says it’s ongoing. Washington’s Wolves need our Path and Research in the Courts. Our Allotment closure Research will be precedent setting but we need your Help to get it into Policy. Join The Movement Today to see positive change.
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This is a weekly update for the Togo pack following the lethal removal authorization by WDFW Director Kelly Susewind on Aug. 9.

WDFW has not removed any wolves since the authorization. The lethal removal period is currently ongoing. Since the last weekly update on Aug. 30, there has been one additional depredation investigated and confirmed in the Togo pack territory.

On Aug. 31, WDFW investigated an injured calf on a U.S. Forest Service allotment in the Togo pack territory.

The calf had bite lacerations and puncture wounds to both flanks, both hamstrings, the udder, groin, and ear. The investigation revealed hemorrhaging and swelling as well as soft tissue damage in areas adjacent to the bite wounds. The attack on the calf appeared to be less than 12 hours old when discovered. The combination of bite wounds and lacerations with associated hemorrhaging were consistent with wolf depredation. The calf was treated for the injuries and will remain on private pasture.

On Aug. 9, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized the lethal removal of the two remaining wolves from the Togo pack in response to repeated depredation of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County under the guidance of the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the lethal removal provisions of the department’s wolf-livestock interaction protocol. This is the third time (Aug. 20, 2018Nov. 7, 2018, and Aug. 9, 2019) Director Susewind has authorized lethal removal in the Togo pack since a pattern of depredations started on November 2, 2017. The Department removed one wolf on Sept. 2, 2018 under a previous authorization.

The Department has confirmed eight depredations by the Togo pack in the last 30 days, nine in the last 10 months, and 16 since Nov. 2017. During one of those depredations, a livestock producer shot a wolf in a caught-in-the-act scenario where the producer responded to a wolf depredating their livestock. Depredation activity and agency wolf removals are summarized in each monthly wolf update.

WDFW will keep the public informed about this activity through weekly updates. The next update will be on Sept. 13.

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A Huge Howl and Thank you out To Wayne Pacelle founder of Animal Wellness Action

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A Huge Howl and Thank you out To Wayne Pacelle founder of Animal Wellness Action for finding a small path in to begin to effect Change.

We are still searching for a Firm to file a TRO based on Our Research and information which is different than has been used to date by all Large NGOs.

“This is a bittersweet courtroom victory because the Department of Fish and Wildlife gunned down four more wolves on the very morning of the judicial proceeding,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action. “The Department of Fish and Wildlife had a strong indication that its actions were not legally defensible, but they charged ahead anyway and all but eliminated another wolf pack.”

This Credit is being put out for the Public to see whom actually was responsible for this Small Win. Len McIrvin of the Diamond M Ranch is now responsible for the Death of what was at 18, now add 8 more to that horrific amount. All for just 1 Ranch that can not seem to get it right.

Just  a few hours after the state killed four of the five surviving members of the pack, A King County Superior Court Judge granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stop killing members of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) pack Friday. You can thank The first Judge that made the initial denial. The Facts didnt change just the Judges.

 

Animal Wellness Action Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Contact:
Wayne Pacelle •  (202) 420-0446
wayne@animalwellnessaction.org

Jennifer McCausland • (206) 972-8555

For more information, please visit:
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State Kills Four Wolves within Hours of Court Granting Preliminary Injunction

State has now killed 25 wolves in the Colville National Forest on behalf of Diamond M Ranch

KING COUNTY: A King County Superior Court Judge granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stop killing members of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) pack Friday, just hours after the state killed four of the five surviving members of the pack.   The Center for a Humane Economy supported the legal action, brought forth by three Washington residents deeply concerned about the fate of wolves.

“This is a bittersweet courtroom victory because the Department of Fish and Wildlife gunned down four more wolves on the very morning of the judicial proceeding,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action. “The Department of Fish and Wildlife had a strong indication that its actions were not legally defensible, but they charged ahead anyway and all but eliminated another wolf pack.”

Only a single wolf of a pack that had nine members at the beginning of July survives. Among the wolves killed were four pups.

Complaints from Len and Bill McIrvin and other members of that family operating the Diamond M Ranch have triggered 87 percent of the state’s wolf killing. The family has declined government payments to compensate them for lost cattle, and refuses to take commonsense measures to protect its cattle from predators. Instead, it has publicly demanded the eradication of wolves from the area.

“The McIrvin family is baiting wolves with live cattle on our federal lands,” added Pacelle. “And then they complain when the inevitable occurs, and then plead with the state to kill more wolves from helicopters.”

Wolves are classified as “endangered” under Washington law.  State agents killed as many wolves this morning in the Colville National Forest as they killed all last year in the entire state.

“I am deeply disappointed that Governor Inslee ignored the requests of countless Washingtonians to intervene and stop the needless killing of these wolves,” commented Jennifer McCausland of the Center for a Humane Economy. “He could have restrained the worst instincts and actions of his own wildlife agency but he stayed on the sidelines when we needed him most.”

Robert Wielgus, a former Washington State University wildlife biologist who has studied wolves and other predators in eastern Washington, has pointed out that livestock losses to wolves were one-third of one percent (0.003) in wolf-occupied areas of Washington, except when it comes to the ranching operations of Len McIrvin, who has suffered 14 times the losses of other ranchers in wolf-occupied territory. The state has admitted that McIrvin and his Diamond M Ranch have never used quality range riding services, and in recent weeks they refused to allow the state to send a team of range riders in to protect their cattle. They have made clear that their intent is to kill wolves, not save cattle.

In recent weeks, the Center for a Humane Economy, Animal Wellness Foundation, and Animal Wellness Action have taken a series of paid advertisements to draw attention to the needlessly provocative actions of the McIrvin family and to urge the state to stop the wolf killing in favor of non-lethal management and more strategic public-land grazing.

Wolves are slowly reclaiming small portions of their original range in Washington. The state is on a pace this year to kill a fifth of the state’s wolves, which the Department of Fish and Wildlife officials had previously estimated at 125 animals.

Source: https://animalwellnessaction.org/2019/08/16/state-kills-four-wolves-within-hours-of-court-granting-preliminary-injunction/

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Protect The Wolves has Invited Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee To Join Them

Protect The Wolves has Invited

Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee To Join Them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Patricia Herman President Protect The Wolves™

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Wed. May 31, 2017. Rob Wielgus, director of the large carnivore lab at WSU howls on a Colville National Forest road near the last location of the Profanity Peak wolf pack before they were hunted down in 2016. 

Roger Dobson Director of Tribal Relations

310-494-6314 pressreleaseinfo at protectthewolves.com

Seattle Wa- August 8th 8:30 AM

Protect The Wolves™ has invited Presidential Candidate Governor Jay Inslee to Join them at the King County Courthouse .

  • When August 16th
  • Where  King County Courthouse 516 3rd Ave Seattle Wa
  • Time: 8AM

Protect The Wolves™ is CoFounded by a Washington State Tribal Member that Requests your Attendance at The OPT Pack hearing on August 16th at 8AM prior to the hearing. This will give the Governor the Opportunity to show the masses that he actually disagrees with Nationwide Wolf Delisting and not just using Wolves to Get Votes.

Protect The Wolves™ along with your constituents that can actually Vote for you in the Presidential Race will be present. Protect The Wolves Urges your attendance, to actually put your money where your mouth is showing ALL Voters in the USA that you are about what you claim!

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Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage shot by fixed camera in Polish forest 

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A video showing a rare confrontation between a pack of wolves and a heard of bison has been released by Poland’s forest service.

Shot by a fixed camera in the snow-covered Bialowieza forest, which straddles the Polish-Belarusian border, the night-time footage first shows startled bison fleeing as wolves break from the cover of the trees to launch an attack.

Then, perhaps remembering they are Europe’s largest land animal, the bison stand their ground  before mounting a slow charge that sends the wolves scurrying back into the safety of the forest.

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Protect The Wolves™ has been advised to Continue To Seek

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Protect The Wolves™ has been advised to Continue To Seek

A Seat on Washington States Wolf Advisory Group as the First Tribal Group Voice by an Attorney. Even after Donny Martorello offered us a seat, and then declined when we arrived at the September 2016 WAG Meeting. The WAG needs a Voice that will at the very least go down swinging, and not simply Roll Over the Attorney advised. He forsees the that the current members will soon be trimmed to eliminate Special Interest individuals…. After our initial refusal from Martorello, We really didn’t want to be part of their little backpatting Group… But evidently they need a Voice in there that does not compromise!

What would 56,000 Members like Us to Do? If You want a Voice that will not Parrot their wishes let us know, and we will pursue your request or not.

We consider ourselves not only your Messenger, but that of the Creator, and will continue to confront ANY State on their Blatant disregard and violations of the Indian and Public Trusts.

Currently the BIA has been requesting a meeting with WDFW for over a year, and WDFW has failed to respond to their requests. WDFW needs to get Called out for violating Federal Policy with their refusal to grant this meeting!!

Call Governor Inslee and Complain! his calls are logged and are required to be followed up on by the Governors Office to WDFW 😉

Contact. Write Governor Jay Inslee Office of the Governor PO Box 40002. Olympia, WA 98504-0002; Call 360-902-4111. TTY/TDD call 711 or 1-800-833-6388.

We look forward to hearing what our Members think 😉

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