Arizona Attacks Mexican Gray Wolves

A Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico in 2011.

Last week’s release of population numbers for Mexican gray wolves was disappointing, but this week there is something really atrocious to yowl about. The Arizona Senate Government and Environment Committee approved three measures that, quite literally, place a target on lobos, and could devastate future recovery efforts. This imperiled population of only 83 wolves now face a triple threat from local legislators including: a proposed bill from Senator Gail Griffin that would allow Arizonans to trap and kill Mexican gray wolves despite federal law; a second bill that appropriates $250,000 in state money to fund state litigation to block federal recovery efforts; and finally, a resolution from Griffin that derails recovery by shifting management control to the state in order to halt reintroduction efforts. This action was aptly described in a recent Arizona Republiceditorial: “Lobos remain perilously close to extinction’s cliff, and Arizona’s Legislature is poised to give them a shove over the edge.

Read more here at Defenders of Wildlife

21 thoughts on “Arizona Attacks Mexican Gray Wolves

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    These elite seem to hold life and the animal kingdom in utter contempt. Kill Kill Kill nothing but Killing. There will be little left in twenty years or LESS! Peace Ravenskeeper.

    • I agree with your comment wholeheartedly. Though I think ten years or less is probably more the mark. They’re killing everything at such a rapid rate now. It’s all totally shameful. Thanks a lot for the reblog. I really appreciate it ~ Amelia 🙂

  2. Regarding the Mexican lobos, I have been given this contact info to someone who is as devoted to saving these wolves as we are:
    Following my lobbying experience, this is the best Arizona Congressman to contact about wildlife issues –a friend of animals and the environment for long:

    Rep. Raul Grijalva

    He is open to hear comments on any bill issues. I urge everyone concerned to send him an e-mail.

    Our voice for el Lobo ♥ (info by Carmen Mandel)

    • Thank you so much, Carina, very thoughtful of you. I have also been given this information by dear Carmen. There is a follow up comment from her as well saying this is limited to Arizona residents only, which you might also like to know ~ Amelia 🙂

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