German Shepherd Dog > Let the Wolf come back !! (47 replies)
Let the Wolf come back !!
by gsherwood on 09 April 2012 - 09:00
The Canadian government is preparing to go on a cruel wolf-killing spree, shooting thousands of animals from helicopters and poisoning their food.
It's all part of a backwards plan to "make up" for the fact that new tar sands extraction projects will destroy critical caribou habitat in large swaths of Alberta.
I just sent a message calling on the Canadian government to abandon their planned wolf killing and I hope you will join me.
Canada's cruel plan is totally backwards. And it probably won't even help the caribou, whose future without a healthy habitat is bleak – no matter how many wolves are left.
But backlash is building, and if enough of us speak out, we can stop this planned wolf kill and help put the brakes on future tar sands projects.
Then please spread the word.
by Abby Normal on 09 April 2012 - 11:05
|Done, sent my email.|
by joanro on 09 April 2012 - 13:38
|All in the name of mighty oil! If it means destroying the very earth and all that lives here, so be it! No conscience!!|
by NorthwindsGS on 09 April 2012 - 13:58
|Sent a email.|
by Harriet on 09 April 2012 - 17:18
by jeysalim on 09 April 2012 - 17:24
|It's done. Email is on the way...|
by darylehret on 09 April 2012 - 18:09
|Do Canadians care what americans think?|
by Skippy on 09 April 2012 - 22:47
by yellowrose of Texas on 09 April 2012 - 23:23
| No canadians do not care about our emails but we better get ready.....|
same thing is happening here,,,just keep your eyes on the current events regarding the OIL and all the problems we are facing in the near future.
Texas is already experiencing Electricity Grid shortages with the drought and high heat for summer ...so "Better Get Ready"
That is also the title of a well known gospel song....
by Ericka5103 on 10 April 2012 - 02:29
|VERY well put yellowrose! We are destroying our wildlife and resources all in the name of the oil brigade. There is NO reason to do this but greed.|
by XenaGSDCKC on 10 April 2012 - 04:26
Just a thought Daryl but do Americans care what Canadians think?
by darylehret on 10 April 2012 - 04:32
|North Dakota is enjoying an oil boom and economic prosperity with the nation's lowest unemployment rate. Tens of thousands from Montana and Minnesota even commute to North Dakota for work. So much, that there's a terrible housing shortage, ha ha. Oh well, more habitat for wolves, I guess.|
Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming have a wolf population of 1,700. Minnesota has a current population of 2,900. Alberta has a wolf population of 4,200. If that ain't enough, lets get Texas to provide some habitat, if you say they're not using the land much.
by yellowrose of Texas on 10 April 2012 - 05:35
|DARYL: Texas has WILD HOGS covering all counties by the thousands and raising. SO send us some wolves to kill the hogs if they can.. We also have an over abundance of Coyotes right now also..|
BUT WILD HOGS ARE MAKING THE NEWS .
ANYONE WANT SOME??
by darylehret on 10 April 2012 - 11:29
|Oh yeah, wolves could solve both of those problems. Alot more efficiently than that "real tv" episode of hunters or hog busters I saw. We could use them to patrol the borders too, ha ha.|
by Conspicuous on 10 April 2012 - 12:00
|Why would we not care what you think? Or do you mean our government? In which case, they don't seem to care what we think either, so don't take it personally. ;)|
Things like this make me feel so proud to be Canadian *rolleyes*. I love wolves. We have a pack of coyotes living by the house, we see them all the time. So far they haven't bothered us, so we are peacefully coexisting, but I worry about our dogs and barn cat. Wolves used to keep the coyote population in check, but now they don't live in southern Ontario so the coyotes can be a nuisance. Wolves are much more shy of people, the coyotes are pretty bold.
by darylehret on 10 April 2012 - 12:19
|How many dogs do you have? There's a coyote pack about a quarter mile from me, but not very bold. I saw a fox sleeking out of the yard by the creek, but that's about it. A loose cow in the yard one time. There have been dogs killed by wolves about 20 miles south of me and 10 miles north of me, but I haven't noticed them here, either.|
by Harriet on 10 April 2012 - 12:50
|Think there may be something wrong with the address, my email was returned!|
by Conspicuous on 10 April 2012 - 13:08
|darylehret, are you asking me? I have two (actually they aren't mine, they are my parents. My mom is at the farm during the day to keep an eye on the horses). An 8YO chocolate Lab, and a year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.|
I have my name on a list with a GSD breeder, so my fingers are crossed! Might be a pup in my near future, if she thinks I'm a good match. I'm nervous/excited, this is a big deal for me. :)
The coyotes trot through our paddocks all the time and the other night they woke me up at 2:00am howling outside my bedroom window, so they are CLOSE. Drove my car down to the barn the next day, as it's dark when I do morning feed. lol They trot back into the woods if they see us, but I try to be vigilant when I'm out with the dogs.
by darylehret on 10 April 2012 - 14:43
Yeah, I was asking you. I was just wondering if having several dogs kept the coyotes at their distance. In Colorado, the coyotes had been spotted maybe 30 yards away at the closest from the outside kennels containing dogs, but I've never seen them come anywhere near my place here. They're more commonly hunted without punity here, though. Moreso than wolves, coyotes do a lot more damage to cattle in calving season here.
by Conspicuous on 10 April 2012 - 14:56
|I've heard that too, that if you have large dogs they tend to keep their distance. I'm not sure about it though, they come quite close to the house, although to when we've been out they run away. :/|
I don't worry too much about the horses, my boy in my avatar is 17.1h, so they aren't likely to mess with him and my dad's mare is 16.0h. But we just bred our mare, so I do worry about the foals and of course my little barn cat.
Anyway, sorry to the OP, not trying to steer this thread away from what it was intended!
It's never a good idea to mess with the food chain, especially a top predator. I hope they won't go through with this plan, wolves are beautiful animals and I think I once read that for all the big bad wolf stories out there, there has never been a documented human death from a wolf attack in all of North America. I think I did read eventually that there was one but the expert who testified believed it was actually a bear attack. They ruled it a wolf attack only because bears "should be" hibertaing at that time of year when it happened.