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Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 16:49:46
From: Center for Biological Diversity <>
Subject: Stop Aerial Gunning of Wolves on Federal Wildlife Refuge

                       Center for Biological Diversity

Dear Alan,

Protect Alaskan wolves from
inhumane aerial slaughter.

Just when we thought the state of Alaska's war on wildlife couldn't get any
more gruesome, the state is trying to kill wolves from helicopters on a
national wildlife refuge.

What's more, Ken Salazar's Department of the Interior, which is charged with
managing the refuge for the preservation of wildlife, is actually
considering allowing this massacre to go forward. Alaska and Interior's
rationale for the wolf killing is that Unimak Island's caribou herd is
declining -- but there's little evidence that wolves are to blame.

Aerial killing is as inhumane as it is unnecessary. Wolves are gunned down
from the sky or chased to exhaustion. In some cases, wounded wolves escape,
only to experience a slow, painful death. And because the state's plan is to
kill wolves during the pup-rearing season, pups may be orphaned and left to
die when their mothers are killed.

Please, help stop the slaughter now. Click the link below to take action and
tell the Interior Department to say no to aerial killing of wolves on our
public lands.

Click here to find out more and take action.

If you have trouble following the link, go to


Sample letter:

Subject: Do Not Allow Alaska to Kill Unimak Wolves

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Unimak Caribou Herd
Environmental Assessment. I urge you to adopt Alternative A, the No Action
Alternative, which would not allow the state of Alaska to kill wolves on
Unimak Island. The Unimak caribou herd's population numbers have fluctuated
greatly over the years, and there is no evidence to show that wolves are to
blame for the current decline. There is also no evidence to show that
killing wolves will increase the island's caribou numbers. The federal
government must not support Alaska's foolhardy wolf massacre in a federal
refuge and wilderness area.


Please take action by January 31, 2011.

Donate now to support our work.

Alaskan gray wolf photo courtesy California Wolf Center.

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