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Obama and the Wolf

Written by PETA | January 26, 2009
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Gray wolf pup

As one of his first orders of business, President Barack Obama has suspended a plan to remove several gray wolf populations from the Endangered Species List. Originally, the Interior Department wanted to remove the wolves from the list, thereby exposing them to harm and slaughter.

By taking this action, President Obama has saved some lives. It’s estimated that as many as two-thirds of the gray wolf population would have been affected by the plan—meaning that 1,000 out of almost 1,500 wolves would have been in deep trouble.

Bravo, Mr. President!

Written by Lianne Turner

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  • Ashley says:

    humans have no right to slaughter animals because they think they need control. the Mexican Wolves or the “lobos” after almost gone there is only 53 left. This isn’t red riding hood or 3 little pigs wolves don’t HARM US and they help control other animals population since everyone keeps crying about how they need to be able to hunt because it “controls” population. anyone who says they need to be controlled obviously has no compassion for animals.

  • Krissy says:

    Sorry PETA and the PETA supporters. but the Wolves need some control. you say animals are not ours to control but yet you want to MSN dogs cat, ect. that is against an animals will too and you are then controlling the population of them. I live in Wyoming right next to Yellowstone National Park, my uncle also works for the park. there are too many wolves for Yellowstone, the park can’t handle but so many animals. that is why they are being removed from the list. they will still be protected year around in the park and by hunting laws. hunting only comes around once a year and ONLY a small number of licenses are given out for each animal based on there population. not every hunter that puts in for a tag gets a license. no one can just kill what they want when ever they want. if animals are pouched around here it get investigated. our animal crime lab is 100 x’s better then our humane CSI’s. they spent more time and money trying to find the killer of an Elk then my grandpa’s murderer…… fact is if it was not for hunters and the money they put towards the wildlife, there wouldn’t be any to enjoy.

  • stella says:

    you all have to stop the myths about wolves…they are extremely family oriented,highly intelligent animals.They are not “murderous animals”…they kill to eat…and if it is from the butt up,i have never heard this nonsense, then it is the way God made them. Obama did crap for them.He is only trying to appease u and the rich ass ranchers. Trappers are insanely cruel…it should be abolished forever for all animals.Stop spending money on veganism and spend it on stopping the killing and cruelity of all animals…and for people who write “how do u feel about fly swatters”…get a life

  • Trevor says:

    This is good, as taking the species of of the endangered list would become prone to over hunting and we would have a repeat: they would become so close to extinction. why not save the money of introduction again and keep them protected, instead of going through cycles? another problem posed is the shift in ecosystems: we can not control nature. that is a fact. we get our necessities from it, and if we try to damage it, it will come at us in numerable and dangerous ways.

  • Morgan says:

    Wow, i love wolves so much, I am glad that someone in the goverment is trying to make a difference! :D

  • PETA says:

    Re: Myles. We do not have the responsibility nor the right to “control” another species’ population. Hunters often argue that they are “managing” wildlife, saving animals from death by starvation and disease. While starvation and disease are unfortunate, they are also nature’s way of ensuring that strong animals survive, thus increasing their species’ chances of survival. Natural predators help keep prey species strong by killing only sick and weak individuals. Hunters, on the other hand, kill whichever animals they come across—often large, healthy animals who are needed to keep populations strong. Moreover, hunting creates conditions that favor accelerated reproduction. The abrupt population decline that it causes leads to less competition for food among survivors, and ultimately, a higher birth rate, thus leading once more to the very problems that hunters claim to solve. For tips on how to live humanely with wildlife, please visit: http://www.peta.org/issues/wildlife/living-in-harmony-with-wildlife.aspx

  • myles says:

    i dont like that..ya he saved wolves..but wolves eat deer and elk from the butt up and usually they die from loss of blood or pain..wolves should be controlled…we need them to keep elk and other animals from over populating, but wolves kill just to kill..in minnesota they killed 27 deer in one week, they only ate 5…right now there are too many wolves..ever noticed in the last year since they introduced wolves into yellowstone that you hardly ever see elk anymore? they arent just nocturnal…thats part of it but its mainly because of the wolves…they kill peoples dogs and usually just bite their tendons on their back legs so they cant walk, and then if they even eat it it isnt dead until they eat half of it..arent they cute? i think that obama just had peer pressure…and if he really thinks we should have more wolves than elk or deer in some areas, he doesnt know anything..sarah palin went crazy about it, but i think that wolves should be regulated, not wiped out..we just need less of them

  • luvmytally says:

    This is great, don’t get me wrong, but was I the only person who read about the president calling the Eagles recently and congratulating them on signing Michael Vick, a convicted animal (dog) abuser? I am curious to know what PETA thinks about that and why they didn’t say or mention anything about it. If they did, I must’ve missed it. Obama should be praised for being consistent, he obviously isn’t.

  • brianna says:

    I HATE obama but i love wolfs finally he did somthing good!

  • Kathleen Michaels says:

    I VOTED FOR YOU MR. PRESIDENT THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUR WOLVES.

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