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Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about the removal of the gray wolf ( Canis lupus ) from the endangered-species list. The editorial board of the Times is intellectually dishonest, so please don't let this be your only source of information about the delisting. Here , for example, is a news release from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Obama's Rules Freeze May Help Wolves

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Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Oregon Ranchers Want to Kill Wolves That have Been Killing Sheep

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Wolves have been killing livestock in Oregon, and now they want the authority to kill them. Tags: wolves

Palin Supports Brutal Method of Killing Wolves

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The wolves suffer needlessly because hunters simply wound them more often then not firing from an airplane. Tags: Palin alaska wolves I understand there may be some instances where predator control is necessary. I'm not an absolutist on this point. Doing it from low flying aircraft, however, is just barbaric. It's worth watching.

Did Sarah Palin Allow Wolf Cubs to be Slaughtered?

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Wolf Killng Begins in Alaska

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of Fish and Game hopes to kill up to 328 wolves in order to protect caribou calves. Tags: wolves The Alaska Dept. The LA Times Greenspace blog has the story.

Spotlighting Palin's Barbaric Wolf Killing Policies

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Bad for wolves, bad for America. Tags: Palin wolves We wrote about it here before Palin became the Republican VP nominee, now people like Andrew Sullivan are catching on to her cruel policies as governor.

Bring Palin a Wolf Leg, Get $150.00

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In addition to killing wolves from airplanes, Palin supports paying cash to those that cut off their left leg and bring it in for a cash prize. Tags: Palin wolves How's that for state socialism?

Wolf Killing in Idaho Under Scrutiny

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Quote of the Week

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"Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them." — Bob Ferris.

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Here is a New York Times story about wolves

The Vet Who Did Not Vet

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And it's really really funny. And hey, the title also uses the word vet in TWO different ways that don't mean veterinarian.

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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Do you really think one generation on the street is going to turn us back into wolves? No dog is happier to be rescued. I was safe.

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Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area. The ruling today affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. The U.S.

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Here is an interesting New York Times story about wolves and dogs. It's good to see my old friend Marc Bekoff quoted in the story

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ Science, Mythology, Hatred, and the Fate of the Gray Wolf ” (Editorial Observer, April 13): Verlyn Klinkenborg is correct that it’s not just the behavior and biology of wolves that will determine whether they survive. And our choices about wolves have significant implications beyond the wolves themselves.

Stats Are Up!

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It's because she's a global warming denying wingnut who also has rotten policies regarding predator control (in this case wolves). Nothing like glomming on to a popular topic to get those stats up. In this case, it's been Sarah Palin's rotten attitude towards animals. And no, that's not because she is a hunter.

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Here is a New York Times story about gray wolves, who are no longer on the protected list in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. If you haven't read Barry Holstun Lopez 's 1978 book Of Wolves and Men , you should do so. It changed my life

Saving Marine Animals that Are NOT Cute

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Examples include panda bears, wolves, elephants, tigers, etc. We hear about the problem with charismatic land species. It's those species that either have a powerful personality or a cute face that endear people to them and garner news attention. It's the same problem with marine life. Or cod? So what happens to them?

Domesticated Dogs May Have All Originated in China

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And it may have been for reasons other then what we would like: A new study of dogs worldwide, the largest of its kind, suggests a different answer, one that any dog-owner is bound to find repulsive: Wolves may have first been domesticated for their meat.

From Today's New York Times

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Seamus McGraw tells us he has to kill deer in his section of Pennsylvania because “with no predators to speak of—the wolves were wiped out centuries ago and the last mountain lion in the state was killed more than 70 years ago—the responsibility for trying to restore a part of that balance fell to me.” Animals suffer when killed. STEPHEN F.

Wild Mississippi

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You will see everything from bald eagles, wolves and deer, to wild turtles, baby ducklings and other animals. 11 p.m. ET/PT. Bobcat Prey.

Nat Geo WILD!

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Are you excited for the brand new channel from National Geographic? I will be sharing sneak peeks all weekend. First up, a show called EXPEDITION WILD.

Frozen Planet

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We loved seeing penguins, whales, polar bears, and wolves. Freeze Frame – A series of 6 10-minute “making of” featurettes, one for each episode.

Why Palin?

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For me, I've been deluged for months by Defenders of Wildlife material about Alaska's heartless treatment of wolves. I hope that the scrutiny of Palin will do something about Alaska's unfair and cruel treatment of wolves. The following is not necessarily representative of ALL of Critter News. Just me. Yikes! A big F-U to animals.

Palin Now Going After Endangered Whales

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First wolves, then polar bears, now beluga whales. And those are just the endangered animals (remember the turkey being ground up during her tv interview?) Her administration argues that that the belugas are faring just fine under the protections in place, and the population is even beginning to show signs of recovering.

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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Wolves, for example–the probable ancestors of dogs–live in packs that hunt together and have a complex hierarchy. Hare suspects that the evolutionary pressures that turned suspicious wolves into outgoing dogs were similar to the ones that turned combative apes into cooperative humans. By Carl Zimmer { source }. he says.

Sarah Palin Scares Me

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Keep women in their place and remember to hunt and kill the wolves and any other animal that gets in their way. I'll be honest. I was never planning on voting for John McCain in the first place. But I wasn't freaked out about this election the way I am now. I thought that if we could survive 8 years of w, we could survive 4 years of McCain.

Twenty Years Ago

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The book that started everything was Barry Holstun Lopez’s Of Wolves and Men [(New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1978); I finished reading this book on 28 December 1980]. 10-21-87 Wednesday. I had a nice discussion with Clark Wolf this afternoon. As I explained to Clark, I came at philosophy in an odd way.

From Today's New York Times

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Wolves eat sheep. To the Editor: Re “ Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,” by Gary Steiner (Op-Ed, Nov. Jean Kazez Dallas, Nov. Lawrence S.