ALERT: NW Wolves Face Imminent Death

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iStock_000008330410XSmallUrgent Alert for NW wolves facing lethal response by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Call and email Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State first thing Monday morning, August 25th, or as soon as you can: (360) 902-4111 / Then call and email the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson at 360- 902-2200 /  Ask both of them why they are ignoring ecosystem health by allowing sheep to graze by permit on public lands—also known as ecosystems.

This is what WDFW told the public:

What followed was this: . Remember, only veganism prevents this.  

Alert Letter to Stop Idaho from killing more wolves

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npbtn-action-greenThe War on Wolves will not be ending soon. Wolves across the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere need your long-term commitment to act frequently in opposition to standard wildlife management practices. Anti-wolf, coyote, and fox policies are just part of the overall corruption of state and federal wildlife management agencies. We have to change this.We will post our 2014-15 Campaign list Sunday. It includes steps to take in the reformation of wildlife management agency mission statements, legislated mandates, and policies.

The Green Vegans response is the vegan new human ecology: the end of animal agriculture; fewer people on the planet; and our insistence agencies operate for the best interests of ecosystems, not the demands from fringe groups—the hunters and trappers. We must end grazing on public lands regulated by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Native herbivore wildlife and the species that prey upon them belong there, not livestock. Humanity has to withdraw from, not continuously expand into and occupy, wildlife habitat. Thanks to “Exposing the Big Game” / Jim Robertson for alerting us to the Defenders of Wildlife action.

Defenders of Wildlife has the form letter already set up for you. Please go to:

Thank you.

Idaho Contest Ends with 23 Coyotes Killed

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iStock_000008330410XSmallAccording to Reuters, 23 coyotes, zero wolves, were killed as a result of “The First Annual 2-Day Wolf and Coyote Derby” held in Salmon, Idaho. Though the media states some 250 hunters participated in the hunt, earlier reports noted that many of them came to support the organizer but not actually go out with guns to shoot wolves and coyotes. It’s unclear if these non-hunting supporters paid the various entry fees to the organization responsible for offering prizes, Idaho for Wildlife”. Though listed as a state nonprofit organization, they do not appear on any IRS sources as a tax-exempt, federally recognized nonprofit organization.    

See these two links for media summaries and quotes.

Green Vegans will be following up with responses to our letters from the Idaho Attorney General’s Office section that represents Idaho Fish and Game, and the Idaho Department of Taxation. That’s it for 2013. We will carry this forward to 2014 and increase our efforts in Washington State and Oregon. Thank you for your support.

“No wolves shot on 1st day of Salmon, Idaho, hunting derby”

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From the Missoulian / Associated Press

December 29, 2013

iStock_000008330410XSmallBOISE, Idaho — Organizers of a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in central Idaho say about 200 people signed up but only about 50 or 60 are hunters and the rest are just offering support for the event.

Steve Alder says no wolves had been reported shot late Saturday, the first day of the event that ends late Sunday afternoon.

He says one hunter’s vehicle was vandalized with paint and scraping, and that authorities are investigating.

A federal judge Friday allowed the derby to proceed on public land after ruling its organizers aren’t required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

WildEarth Guardians and other environmental groups had sought to stop the derby, arguing the Forest Service was ignoring its own rules that require permits for competitive events.

Congratulations! Idaho Wolf and Coyote UPDATE

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iStock_000008330410XSmallYour calls and emails are having the desired effect. The only national sponsor of the “First Annual 2-Day Wolf and Coyote Derby” was NAPA (Auto Parts). They have withdrawn their sponsorship. Agencies and sponsors are being flooded with calls from all over the world. In one instance alone, our Tweet regarding Alert #2 was forwarded to 34,000 people. As you’ve seen, other organizations are having a profound impact as well with their parallel alerts.

Feel free to call and thank NAPA for withdrawing from sponsorship of the slaughter by using the contact information you’ll find in Alert #2 at

In addition, several  organizations have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the refusal of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to require a permit for the wolf and coyote-killing contest on the lands they manage. We will post their press release tomorrow along with an update on the responses Green Vegans has received regarding our letter to the state agencies involved. You’ve made a difference. Thank you and thank yourselves.

Alert: Stop the Coyote-Wolf Killing “Derby” in Idaho

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Green Vegans / ALERT / December 18, 2013

A proposed “First Annual Two Day Coyote and Wolf Hunting Derby” scheduled for December 28th and 29th, 2013, is being widely reported. Wildlife advocates like you are responding. There are several actions you can take to stop this cruel slaughter. But time is short and the need for your action is NOW. Green Vegans is working on unique approaches we are sharing with other organizations and encourage you to do the same. We also are including a list of actionable contacts from Project Coyote that are also essential. The steps you can take are listed below this “Derby” poster…. 

Derby-Specific Background: 

In addition to thousands of dollars in prizes and trophies for adults, there are also trophies and monetary awards to 10-14 year-old children who bring in the largest number of coyotes and biggest dead wolf. The event is being organized by a rabid organization that believes wildlife is for hunting, not prey for natural predators in healthy ecosystems. For insight into this group, go to According to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), if the “Derby” is held strictly within the Salmon, Idaho “Game Management Units”, up to 40 more wolves can be killed according to figures posted on their website as of 16 December 2013. There is no limit on coyotes killed. In addition, there are several commercial sponsors that are making the two-day killing spree possible.


Note that there will be two different ACTION ALERTSasking you to help stop this dreadful event. This is the first. The second ALERT will go out either Saturday or Monday depending on the response we get to a nine-page letter Green Vegans has written to Idaho state agencies. We have worked nearly forty hours over the last three days doing research and writing for this portion of our work for wolves. That means we have not finished our list of proposed campaigns for the 2014-2015 season for you to see, and we are behind in asking for donations we need to continue our work. Please give now because it’s needed now. Just go to and use the donate button to get to PayPal.  Thank you. Now, the first ALERT:

Please take these actions in the following order. There are several opportunities to stop the wolf and coyote killing contest. It will be extremely helpful for you to send this Alert to like-minded Idaho residents who will be against this “First Annual Two Day Coyote and Wolf Hunting Derby”. They have more “weight” as state residents when they contact officials. In your communications, please take the high ground; avoid the name-calling they will expect. This will make it harder for them to dismiss and stereotype you.

Given the short time remaining for the planned event, the wolves and coyotes need rapid response from you as we prepare for the worst case scenario of Idaho not upholding the law. We demand that the “First Annual 2-Day Coyote and Wolf Hunting Derby” be cancelled no later than noon, December 23, 2013. Here’s what you can do now:

  • Share this ALERT through all of your social media platforms. Anyone on planet Earth can do the following…
  • Call or email via the websites of two of the sponsors Green Vegans has identified. Tell them to respect ecosystems and stop the event:

a)      The NAPA auto-parts store in Salmon, Idaho is a sponsor and located two blocks from one of the register-to-kill locations. NAPA Auto Parts – Salmon River Auto Supply LLC, Salmon, ID.  / (208) 756-4343 and (208) 756-4800. Since NAPA owns approximately 1,000 of the 6,000 stores, the Salmon, Idaho store is likely independently operated. Still, they are licensed by NAPA proper, so it is worthwhile to complain to NAPA corporate about the Salmon, Idaho store: call 800-538-6272 or email them at customersupport@napaonline.coom . Then post your opinion at NAPA’s national corporate Facebook page:    

b)    Sacajawea Inn. They are offering special discounts to the contestants coming to kill wolves and coyotes.  and  / 208-756-2294. This is a medium-sized business run by a family with children. However, it is likely to be popular as it offers RV spaces in addition to rooms. Please do not be abusive in your messages to protect the children without compromising your opinions.

·        Go to Project Coyote’s action page and follow their prompts:

  • Go to the “Idaho for Wildlife” Facebook page. They are the organizers of this slaughter. Call the officers of the organization and chapter leads /or leave email messages of opposition by clicking on their names. Leave your opinion after viewing their attorney / registered agent pictured here, complete with a pipe in his mouth, a revolver in his hand, and a beer can in the other.

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A related Blog piece will appear at by this coming weekend.


Thank you,

The Green Vegans Team

New Wolf Update from Jim Robertson

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Jim Robertson, author of Exposing the Big Game, has this update on the wolf situation in Oregon:

From the Green Vegans perspective, wolves will be persecuted, suffer, and be genetically disfigured as long as animal agriculture exists. It is too large an empire that occupies vast areas of ecosystems, including public lands—our national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, and some national wildlife refuges managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition, state’s also lease public lands for grazing.

This is an opportunity for vegans to strengthen their reasons for remaining vegan and also to share with non-vegan friends that wolves are being hunted down because the meat and dairy industries are incompatible with healthy ecosystems. Wolves are not only shot, there are archery and trapping seasons that states have established. This is not only inhumane, it is a lack of justice. Wolf hunts are not ecosystem management schemes; they are instead political and economic manipulations to protect an animal agriculture industry that is irrelevant to our evolution.