WA State Officials Kill Wolf from OPT Pack to Protect Cattle on Public Lands
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has confirmed they killed a radio-collared adult male member of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) wolffamily.
The kill order was issued following livestock depredations on public lands.
One of the oldest and most primitive responses to conflict with livestock is to kill the predators. Peer-reviewed research demonstrates that killing predators is not only a crude solution to deter depredation on cows, it can even result in increased attacks.
Yet WDFW has resorted to killing wolves living in this rugged federal forest land for four consecutive years.
Is it time for WDFW to listen to science and the desires of the American public and stop killing wolves, state-endangered wolves no less, to benefit the profit margins of a private business?
Please contact WDFW Director Kelly Susewind before it’s too late and respectfully ask him to call off the kill order.