alaskan wolf Hunt auctions - On March 25th, 2001, an eBay.com
user posted an auction to sell a "Guided Alaskan Wolf Hunt." The
auctions offered a five day trip guided by Castle Rock Outfitters
in Healy Alaska. The auction stated "Hunting is by rifle only and
the hunter may take up to 5 wolves on this trip!!"
the Proposed Killing of Idaho Wolves
- On March 6, 2001, the Idaho House of Representatives passed House
Joint Memorial Bill 5 demanding that "wolf recovery efforts in Idaho
be discontinued immediately" and that "wolves be removed by whatever
- Please sign the petition urging Interior Secretary Gale Norton
to support strong federal protections for wolves.
Slaughtering Wolves In Norway - The government has decided that
the these wild wolves should be kept at a small total population
of 3-5 family packs. Meaning that all wolves that depart their pack
in search of new areas in which to live will be hunted down and
slaughtered. Last winter, the governement hunted and killed nine
lone wolves using helicopters and snowmobiles. Recently more new
packs have entered the same territory, and with the coming winter
the same slaughter will be repeated, but perhaps less publily.In
order to maintain the genetic health of these wolves, we believe
that the equilibrium number of wolves in the territory should be
raised to at least 500 individual wolves. The Government has put
the limit at less than half that number at 200.