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Last night, Oregon officials issued another kill order to kill up to 4 wolves of the Harl Butte family group to protect cows. The kill permit is valid until 10/31/2017 and allows “livestock producers” affiliated with a local grazing association to kill wolves in pastures on public or private land currently occupied by their livestock. More.

Last year, ODFW killed the entire Imnaha Pack in this same area. Is killing entire wolf packs every couple of years a solution?

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Shy and always with a family member, f1619, a.k.a. Jean, is the quietest of the pups, but that doesn’t make her any less fierce!

Shy and always with a family member, f1619, a.k.a. Jean, is the quietest of the pups, but that doesn’t make her any less fierce!

Shy and always with a family member, f1619, a.k.a. Jean, is the quietest of the pups, but that doesn’t make her any less fierce!

Jean is one of the three critically endangered Mexican gray wolf pups born on May 22, 2017. Beyond being cute, this little kiddo represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in an effort to save a species on the brink of extinction.

While our three little wolf pups were assigned their alphanumeric “names” last month, the sisters deserve proper names too! First, you met Nita. Max was next. Now we are happy to introduce you to Jean!

We are so lucky and grateful to have so many wonderful friends and supporters. Jean Ossorio has been a vital member of the WCC pack for some time. For those who have met Jean, it’s no secret that she is committed to Mexican gray wolf recovery. Not only has Jean been a tireless advocate for the protection and preservation of the lobo for decades, she has spent more time than anyone camping in Mexican wolf country, hoping for a glimpse, sound, or other sign of these rare and elusive animals.

Jean is courage, compassion, brilliance, and grit in action; and her love for lobos goes unparalleled. It seems only natural that one of our three spirited Mexican gray wolf pups should be named after her.

So throw back your head and let out a long celebratory howl for little Jean!

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The House Natural Resources Committee today advanced 5 bills that would severely undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

One bill, H.R. 424, seeks to strip ESA protections for wolves in 4 states to allow wolves to be shot and trapped for trophy. To add insult to injury, the bill prohibits its judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge.

The following 4 anti-ESA bills also advanced in today’s mark-up meeting:

  • H.R. 717, Listing Reform Act
  • H.R. 1274, State, Tribal, and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act
  • H.R. 2603, SAVES Act
  • H.R. 3131, Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act

Please help. Urge your representative to oppose legislation taking aim at imperiled species and the ESA!

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