Defenders of Wildlife is committed to the principles of collaboration and coexistence embodied by the Wolf Advisory Group. But we believe that WDFW’s decision to authorize lethal removal of wolves from the unnamed Kettle Range pack is inappropriate. The failure to implement appropriate nonlethal methods and adapt grazing practices is counter to the foundation of the 2017 Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol.
Shawn Cantrell, vice president of Field Conservation Programs
SEATTLE,
12
September
2018
|
10:31 PM
America/New_York

For Immediate Release

WDFW Orders Lethal Removal in Unnamed Kettle Range Wolf Pack

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today lethal removal of two wolves in an unnamed pack in part of the Kettle Range area in northern Ferry County.

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

“Defenders of Wildlife is committed to the principles of collaboration and coexistence embodied by the Wolf Advisory Group. But we believe that WDFW’s decision to authorize lethal removal of wolves from the unnamed Kettle Range pack is inappropriate. The failure to implement appropriate nonlethal methods and adapt grazing practices is counter to the foundation of the 2017 Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol.”

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