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Words from Walt, #3

In this my third Words From Walt, I lament two particular crisis situations for wolf recovery in our country. The first involves Wyoming, where wolves have now lost any Endangered Species Act protection. The second concerns the State of Washington, where wolf packs are being exterminated on federal lands at the behest of ranchers. Read the rest of this entry »

Words from Walt, #2

In my last Words from Walt, I lamented what I characterized as the continuing problem of the “I thought it was a coyote” defense in the potential prosecution of wolf killers under the federal Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). This issue arose because of the so called McKittrick policy, whereby the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) would not prosecute a wolf killer without evidence that said killer knew the biological identity of the animal before killing it. I have followed this issue since its misguided inception in 1999. Let me briefly explain. Read the rest of this entry »

Words from Walt, #1

I am your vice president and will be offering this occasional column on the plight of the wolf in our country. As a lifelong admirer and supporter of this animal, it is indeed my totem, and its troubles surviving are never far out of my mind. I have been pleased and honored to hold this office for many years, and am indebted to the number one wolf advocate in the Northeast, our president, John Glowa Sr., for my tenure in that regard. I will forever be in awe of his selfless devotion and very hard work, year in and year out, on behalf of our beleaguered wolf friends. Read the rest of this entry »