Target: Herb Cox, Ministry of Environment
Goal: Reverse decision to allow wolf hunting and trapping in Canada.
The Ministry of Environment in Saskatoon, Canada is set to issue 200 wolf hunting licenses to reduce wolf population. Obtaining one license will permit each hunter to kill two wolves.
According to CBC News, certain regions in Canada will be opening up to wolf hunting in an effort to “reduce the wolf population in these agricultural areas.” The Ministry of Environment made this decision after considering wolf predation on livestock, which can cause issues for farmers. The hunting aims to force wolves out of farm lands and towards forested areas. This program will also allow wolf trapping, which can result in serious injuries and physiological trauma for the animals. Traps can result in dehydration and may force an animal to remain in dangerous weather conditions.
Allowing wolf hunting does not guarantee a reduction in livestock deaths. According to National Geographic, killing wolves may actually increase the likelihood that they will attack farm animals. Research found that the chances of livestock being killed in a given year increased with the amount of wolves killed the previous year.
Wolves are an essential part of the natural world and should be preserved, not hunted. Human hunting interferes with and upsets the balance of our ecosystem. Demand that the decision to allow wolf hunting be reversed so that this crucial species can be preserved.
Dear Minister Cox,
The Ministry of Environment recently decided to issue 200 licenses for wolf hunting in Saskatoon in order to reduce livestock deaths in the area.
Wolf hunting is an inhumane and unnecessary activity that will harm the dwindling wolf species. According to research, killing wolves may actually increase chances that they will attack livestock. Furthermore, wolves are an important aspect of our ecosystem and help sustain it properly. Human interference in this process can have negative results on the natural system.
We urge you to reconsider the decision to allow wolf hunting and trapping. Please help preserve the wolf species in your area and stop this cruel practice.
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