Yellowstone entrance

Speak for Wolves

An annual wildlife advocacy conference in the heart of Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana • July 27-29, 2017

About the issue

Approximately 4500 gray wolves have been slaughtered in the northern Rockies and Great Lakes region in the United States starting in 2011. With political interference from Congress, gray wolves have been prematurely stripped of protections afforded under the Endangered Species Act and state management has resulted in wolves being legally hounded, baited, trapped, snared, aerial-gunned and/or killed by hunters in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. State officials in Washington and Oregon have aerial-gunned wolves from helicopters. A lone dispersing wolf was gunned down in southern Utah due to “mistaken identity” (coyote), and the states of Arizona and New Mexico continue to block Mexican Gray Wolf recovery efforts. Red Wolves in North Carolina are on the brink of extinction in the wild. Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2017 is about taking an important step towards stopping the wolf slaughter that is ruthlessly taking place across the United States.

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film by Predator Defense – a national nonprofit helping people & wildlife coexist since 1990.