Defenders of Wildlife is appalled by these senseless killings. They highlight the need to not only aggressively prosecute poachers, but also to build greater social acceptance of wolves through coexistence initiatives.
Shawn Cantrell, vice president of Field Conservation Programs
SEATTLE,
09
December
2017
|
01:59 AM
America/New_York

For Immediate Release

Washington Wolves Poached

Two wolves were poached in northeastern Washington state. One wolf was from the Smackout Pack, the other from the Dirty Shirt Pack. Both were collared females, according to state officials. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife currently has no leads. 

Shawn Cantrell, vice president of Field Conservation Programs for Defenders of Wildlife, issued this statement: 

Defenders of Wildlife is appalled by these senseless killings. They highlight the need to not only aggressively prosecute poachers, but also to build greater social acceptance of wolves through coexistence initiatives." 

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