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Published:October 20th, 2009 12:30 EST
Wolf Packs are Being Stalked and Killed

Wolf Packs are Being Stalked and Killed

By SOP newswire2

Entire wolf packs in the Greater Yellowstone and northern Rockies region are being stalked and killed.

Already destroyed is Yellowstone National Park`s famous Cottonwood pack. The pack`s adults were all apparently gunned down -- and now the surviving pups will likely starve to death without their family.

Please make an emergency donation to expand our public awareness campaign by running a powerful, eyecatching ad in New York`s Times Square and save these wolves and other wildlife -- part of our comprehensive 5-point plan to counter the biggest threat to wolves in the region since they were reintroduced over a decade ago.

Your generous support will help us in one of our most ambitious public mobilization efforts yet: a Times Square ad that will run during the famous Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade and reach millions of Americans.

Please help us run our Times Square ad through the Thanksgiving Holiday -- and mobilize millions to help save wolves in the Greater Yellowstone and northern Rockies region. Help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 by Friday, October 23rd.

Already, more than 60 wolves have been killed in Idaho and Montana. And hundreds more wolves will be targeted in the coming weeks.

In fact, Idaho`s hunting season in some critical areas extends into the crucial denning season for wolves, which could put denning wolf mothers and their newborn pups at grave risk.

Please help us stop the senseless wolf killing in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies. Make a tax-deductible donation today.

Our five-point plan to save wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies is moving into high gear.

Over the span of just a few days, more than 80,000 Defenders supporters like you have signed our petition to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging his immediate action to stop the killing -- an absolutely incredible response by caring wildlife supporters.

In the courts, our legal team has won an important ruling from a federal judge that indicates we`re likely to eventually win our case to restore protections for northern Rockies wolves.

And our new ad featuring powerful imagery of wolves is being placed on the CBS big screen in Times Square -- a 520 square-foot, full-color screen seen by hundreds of thousands of people each day and will reach millions. And with your help, we can keep it running even during the famous Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Please donate today to help us reach millions of Americans and stop the wolf killing in Greater Yellowstone and the northern Rockies and save other wildlife.

Together, we can save the wolves that you and I care so much about -- and ensure they have a lasting future.

Rodger Schlickeisen
Sincerely,
Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife