Monday, February 13, 2012


Wolves Being Poisoned

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Dear  friends,

Canada's tar sands are one of the most devastating mining operations on earth--destroying enormous swaths of important habitat for woodland caribou and many other wildlife species.

Making this dire situation even worse, we recently learned that Canada's primary solution to destruction of caribou habitat due to oil and gas development in other areas of Alberta has been to poison and shoot the wolves that prey on caribou.

This persecution is planned to continue and expand because of tar sands development!

Protect Canada's wolves from destructive tar sands operations by urging your members of Congress to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline now.

Three of Alberta's 18 caribou herds are at immediate risk of disappearing because of loss of habitat, and six other herds are in decline. But, instead of protecting caribou habitat, the Canadian government has been shooting wolves from the air AND poisoning them with strychnine, which causes an excruciating death that progresses painfully from muscle spasms to convulsions to suffocation.

More than 500 wolves have been killed so far, and Canada's Minister of Environment Peter Kent has said that thousands of Alberta wolves will need to be killed to "rescue" caribou impacted by loss of habitat from tar sands development. Yet, leading scientists in Canada and elsewhere know that unless their habitat is protected, slaughtering wolves won't save caribou in the oil and gas development areas.

Send a message for Canada's wolves by urging your members of Congress to stand firm against any attempts to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Big Oil has convinced some members of Congress to try to overrule President Obama's prudent decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline--a project that would drive a massive expansion of habitat-destroying tar sands operations. As early as Tuesday, the U.S. Senate could vote on legislation to try and resurrect this dangerous project.

That's why we're working together with a coalition of organizations to generate 500,000 messages into Congress in the next 24-hours--and your voice is needed to reach that goal for the future of wolves.

Speak up for wolves and many more wildlife--urge your members of Congress to stop the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline today.

Thanks for all you do for wildlife!


Sue Brown
Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
Twitter: @wildlifeaction
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