Beginning Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th - between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM - Mountain Time - please put a call in to the office of Governor Schweitzer of Montana at 406-444-3111, expressing your outrage of their decision of 7/12 to integrate the brutal TRAPPING of wolves into their hunt season; and in fact due to their hunt season, you will not spend your tourist dollars in the state of Montana.
Some talking points may be:
1- You and your family have always dreamed of seeing 'free' wolves.
2- Now that states have been entrusted with wolf 'management' it should be non-lethal management just as the state of Washington has chosen.
3- The WORLD is watching as the brutality and cruelty of the wolf hunts are posted on the internet along with graphic, sadistic photos.
4- The wolf hunts are causing dilution of wolf DNA diversity.
5- Killing adult wolves has created new problems with the surviving adolescent wolves......not fully taught, they are not sure what their food source should be.
6- Without question wolves, as apex predators, strengthen the herds by weaning out the injured, the sick, the weak, and the old.
7- Wolves are only responsible for LESS than 1% of all livestock losses.
8- Greedy and lazy ranchers allow their cash cows to graze on public lands (for pennies) when this is wolf territory!!! They are creating conflicts.
9- Trophy hunters do not want to share elk or other prey animals with wolves. Trophy hunters want a 'trophy' wolf.
10- Wolves and other wildlife suffer unimaginably in traps - in terror, in pain, dehydrated, exposed to the elements, exposed to predators, emotional distress, and finally a brutal death.
11- You cannot, in good conscience, support the wolf killing states with your tourism dollars.
********PLEASE IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ON THE PLANET.....YOU ARE A POTENTIAL TOURIST TO MONTANA....AND ALL THEY APPARENTLY CARE ABOUT IS THE $$$$$$ - THEREFORE WE HAVE TO TELL THEM WE WILL BE WITHHOLDING OUR MONEY FROM THEIR STATE, unless and until they adopt non-lethal wolf management.******
A phone call to 406-444-3111 is most effective, but if you cannot call, please email the governor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's do this, let's respond to Montana's decision to trap wolves and follow Idaho's bloody plans!