The Intent Upon Killing Wolves for Trophy on Public Lands is Exploitation

The War On Wolves Continues. Wolf advocates we must make our voices heard. By Alex Krevitz, M.A. Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Science Editor In recent years state and federal natural resource agencies have targeted grey wolves Canis lupus, for elimination.  Scientific organizations and reputable non governmental wildlife organizations have had their peer reviewed scientific … Continue reading The Intent Upon Killing Wolves for Trophy on Public Lands is Exploitation

The students of today will lead the charge tomorrow in the War On Wolves…

Hearing students of all ages from elementary, middle school, high school and university express their respect and admiration for wolves is hopeful. As an educator, when I hear a fifth grader say, “wolves are my favorite animal” I immediately respond in agreement with them. Yes wolves are my favorite animal too! "Education is the most … Continue reading The students of today will lead the charge tomorrow in the War On Wolves…

Education and Awareness Wins Over Angry Rhetoric Every Time…

Advice for wining the war-on-wolves. There’s a culture of trolling, attention seekers, and the haters in the comment section on every wolf advocacy page. Those trolls can create a culture of angry rhetoric real fast. It’s my experience (been doing this since the year 2000) that anyone claiming to kill a wolf and use the … Continue reading Education and Awareness Wins Over Angry Rhetoric Every Time…

Gray Wolves Need Your Help…

Congress's Fiscal Year 18 spending bill has provisions that will remove ESA protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes. In Congress both the House and Senate versions include language that will remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Further, the provision would bar judicial review of … Continue reading Gray Wolves Need Your Help…

Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Man's destructive track record on wildlife, over the last ten thousand years, makes me think humans are not essential for the survival of the planet. Humans have caused the extinction of thousands of essential sentient-beings. Simply put, wolves are free sentient-beings. I'm not going to measure their right to exist compared to "if they help … Continue reading Can we learn how to coexist with our fellow sentient-beings that share our planet before it’s too late? 

Wolf news from across the country…

It certainly has been an up and down whirlwind of a week for news on gray wolves. From the disheartening reports out west where wildlife officials are killing members of Washington's Smackout pack and the Harl Butte pack in Oregon, to the two encouraging news stories concerning Wisconsin wolves. The first story affecting Wisconsin's gray … Continue reading Wolf news from across the country…

Urgent action needed for wolves: Persuade Your Senators to Oppose S. 1514…

...that directs the Secretary of the Interior to turn over management of wolves to the state governments. Turning over management to state governments such as Wisconsin would be a death sentence for wolves.  Wisconsin allows the harassment of endangered species: "Wolves are an imperiled species, that are a part of Wisconsin’s wild legacy, and are … Continue reading Urgent action needed for wolves: Persuade Your Senators to Oppose S. 1514…

Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion

Changing the perceptions of people who have negative views of wolves begins with dialogue. If we want to change this negative to a positive perception we must open the dialogue, and engage, ask questions, and plant seeds – seeds of compassion that will grow into new perceptions of valuing the role wolves play in balancing … Continue reading Changing Perceptions by Planting Seeds of Compassion

Change the the public’ perception of wolves by being an effective advocate for wolves. 

What does healthy activism look like?  The word transparency comes to mind when looking into The meaning of healthy activism. This means; openness, accountability, and straightforwardness in advocacy.  Now add effectiveness in advocacy, and it's about the desired outcome; changing the public' perception of wolves from negative to positive. Just where does healthy activism work … Continue reading Change the the public’ perception of wolves by being an effective advocate for wolves. 

Good apples make it worthwhile…

Merriam-Webster defines activist as: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of, or opposition to one side of a controversial issue political activism, environmental activism.  My first action as an activist took place in 1971 on Earth Day. I set up a booth on the University of Eau Claire campus. … Continue reading Good apples make it worthwhile…