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Tuesday, July 31, 2007


America's wolves need our help!

America's wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, wolves are once more threatened.

In the Northern Rockies… the federal government has put forth a proposal that could lead to the slaughter of hundreds of wolves in Idaho and Wyoming. Even Yellowstone wolves could be shot on site if they wander outside the park's boundaries!

In Alaska… state officials continue to allow airborne gunners to kill hundreds of wolves. Easy targets against the snow, hundreds of wolves have been shot from above or chased to exhaustion and then killed by aerial gunners who land and execute them at point-blank range.

In the Southwest… misinformation and anti-wolf sentiment runs high, with wolf recovery in Arizona and New Mexico limited to a defined area if the wolves set up territories elsewhere, they are captured and returned.

Defenders of Wildlife continues the fight to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private land-owners to ensure that science, not politics, guides decision-making about the future of these American icons.Three Wolf Pups on a Log (c) Jack Mills

Wildlife Supporters!

Late last week, even as many families enjoyed the final hours of July 4th vacations in Yellowstone National Park, officials in the Bush/Cheney Administration announced a new proposal that could lead to widespread regional killing of gray wolves, some of the park’s most popular residents.

Oppose the Administration’s latest assault on America’s endangered wolves. Send your message now.

On Friday, July 6th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began a 30-day comment period on its latest outrageous proposals plans that would sanction the killing of more than 700 wolves in the Yellowstone area and parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, including wolves protecting their pups on National Forest lands and Wilderness areas.

The proposal would set the stage for aerial gunning of wolves in Wyoming and Idaho and clear the way for the extermination of three out of four wolves in the Lolo area of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, a plan that had been shelved after more than 41,000 wildlife supporters spoke out against it.

Under this latest proposal, these and other wolves could be killed, even if gray wolves in the Northern Rockies remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The proposal comes even as federal officials are reviewing the hundreds of thousands of public comments submitted in opposition to the Administration’s plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act Protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.

Fight back against the Bush/Cheney Administration’s latest assault on protections for endangered wolves… Send your message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now.

Just last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed its long term opposition to Wyoming’s wolf management plan, clearing the way for a state policy that allows wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state if they wander outside the safety of Yellowstone or Grand Tetons National Parks and nearby areas.

Once again, federal officials are bending over backwards to allow the killing of still-endangered gray wolves. And, once again, Defenders needs your help to stop them.

This may well be your last chance to comment on these actions before wolves in the region are removed from the list of federally protected threatened and endangered species. We’re trying to generate 50,000 comments opposing these terrible proposals before August 6th. Will you help?

Speak out now. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that you strongly oppose its acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf killing plan and proposed changes to wolf management in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

We only have until Monday August 6th to speak out against these proposals, so please send your message today.

Best Regards,
Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife
Rodger Schlickeisen, President (c)Daniel J. Cox/www.naturalexpos
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A New Threat to Wolves

Gray Wolf (Photo: Corel)

The Bush/Cheney Administration has announced yet more proposed rollbacks on protections for wolves Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and the Yellowstone area… one that could lead to the deaths of at least 700 wolves and even lead to the use of planes in Wyoming and Idaho to gun down wolves as they do in Alaska!

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Please take action now to oppose the Administration’s plans for our wolves.

Totally senseless killing. Who eats wolves? Why kill them then?


Monday, July 30, 2007

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TAKING A STAND: Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Former Miss World Canada 2003, Struggles To Save Iranian Compatriot From Execution

never easy to be a teenager anywhere in the world but it is certainly
more difficult in Iran where an entire nation is subject to
particularly harsh not to say absurd so-called Islamic laws meant to
regulate all aspects of human life including the most intimate ones
since the advent of Islamic Republic more than 27 years ago. It is not
exaggerated to say that Iranian Women have since been subject to a form
of sexual apartheid. For instance the price of the blood of a Woman, is
worth half the price of that of a Man. A woman cannot become a Judge
because they consider that she cannot be objective enough. Similarly
the testimony of two Women is worth that of a single Man. Paradoxically
however it is precisely Iranian women who are at the forefront of the
struggle for social and judiciary justice in today’s Iran. The year
2003 seemed to smile to Iranian Women and raise hopes on a solution to
their unfair predicament. The Nobel Peace Prize
Laureate was indeed attributed to a former Iranian Judge ( before the
Revolution of 1979 ), now only lawyer ,Shirine Ebadi for her focus on
human rights, especially on the struggle for the rights of women and
children. Ms. Ebadi won from a record field of 165 candidates,
including Pope John Paul and former Czech President Vaclav Havel.
Interestingly the same year Iranian born Nazanin Afshin-Jam was elected
Miss World Canada 2003 and Miss World first runner-up. As if
symbolically two generations of Iranian Women separated by the turmoils
of revolution and exile were thus honored in the West, setting in their
own respective ways an example for Iranian Women worldwide to look up
to and particularly in their native country. Alas nearly three years
after the situation of Iranian women has not considerably changed for
the better. The radical laws continue to be prejudicial to Women and
the presidential election of an Iranian radical fanatic Mahmoud
Ahmaninejad (who seems to have single handedly invented in the Iranian
community anti-Semitic militancy that was virtually inexistent in
Persian society) has only encouraged his hard-line supporters to
intensify their firm grip on the country’s judiciary. At the face of
such rising intolerance in her native country Nazanin Afshin-Jam has
chosen to take a stand for the predicament of an Iranian 18 year old
namesake who is threatened by an imminent execution. Her crime? Having
fatally stabbed to death in March 2005 one of three men who attempted
to rape her as well as her 16 year old niece in a Park in Southern
Tehran. During her trial Nazanin said

wanted to defend myself and my niece. I did not want to kill that boy.
At the heat of the moment I did not know what to do because no one came
to our help”. She was nevertheless sentenced to the maximum punishment possible under the current law, death by hanging …

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

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