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Ending the War on Wildlife

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This month, the Journal of Mammalogy published a collection of articles criticizing the current structure of lethal control of predators, including wolves. The number of carnivores killed annually is staggering. Nearly 69,000 coyotes and 400 wolves are among the predators that are documented in the 2015 kill report from Wildlife Services. The focus on controlling apex predators with lethal methods…

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Wolf Wednesday & International Peace Day

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Not only is it #WolfWednesday, but today also marks International Peace Day. In a perfect world we would like to see wolves coexist with humans and thrive, and although we are making steps in the right direction, there are still many controversies that stunt this progress. When people hunt and trap wolves, packs are often broken up into smaller, dysfunctional…

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Wolf Wednesday

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Happy #WolfWednesday! Today we will be tackling another common myth about wolves: wolves kill for sport. Unlike humans, wolves do not kill for sport. Wolves and all other predators kill for sustenance and survival. Sometimes carcasses are found that are only partially consumed, leading to the assumption that the kill was abandoned and wasted. The reality is, wolves are very…

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BOOK GIVEAWAY! HOWL: OF WOMAN AND WOLF

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Love wolves? Stay informed, get in depth reports and information, learn new facts about wolves, and see incredible photos… sign up for Living with Wolves’ newsletter today! If you sign up TODAY (9.22.15), you will be entered into a drawing to receive a signed copy of Howl: of Woman and Wolf, a new book by Susan Imhoff Bird, slated for…

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Compassion begins with education

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Living with Wolves developed a unique and engaging Gray Wolf Educator Guide with National Geographic, to help teachers bring the excitement of the high-interest topic of wolves into the classroom. We want to deliver this guide directly into the hands of teachers at 5,800 K-12 schools in 5 western states.   But, we need your help. We’ve launched an Indiegogo…

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Scientists speak out against the use of strychnine in experimental studies

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In a misguided attempt to increase caribou population numbers, the Canadian government has been killing wolves.  Hervieux et al., a group of scientists in western Alberta, Canada used strychnine baits to kill wolves, hoping to decrease predation on caribou. Although strychnine poisoning was a method commonly used in the past to kill predators like wolves, today that practice has been…

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