Stop the Slaughter 

Save Washington’s Wolves

As this is an emergency and last minute tweetstorm, this short set of tweets can be sent off at any time and as often as you like (note: twitter requires a 24 hour pause between sending identical tweets, slightly altering the tweet will allow you to send it more often). Please also find an email at the bottom of this post to send to the Governor and WDFW.

Feel free to use any of the graphics from below or from our Facebook page @intheshadowofthewolf. You will notice most of the tweets here do not have a graphic, this is because when adding an image, here, as part of the tweet, it removes 23 characters from the tweet (as it is a link). If you send the tweet and then add an image, no characters are removed leaving more room for a message.

As always, a warm welcome and thank you for raising awareness for the wolves in Washington state. As usual, all tweets can be automatically sent by tapping “Tweet4Wolves” at the end of each tweet. For ease of tweeting, open this link on your browser and close your twitter window. Should you still have trouble sending tweets then open this blog post on Twitter and send your tweets from there.

1. #Washington’s move 2 “remove” members of the #ShermanPack wolf family 4 infraction of killing cattle grazing #PublicLands is reprehensible. Tweet4Wolves

2. Washington’s removal of 2 members of the #SmackoutPack wolf family 4 infraction of killing cattle grazing #PublicLands is reprehensible. Tweet4Wolves

 3. #Washington’s removal of 7 members of the #ProfanityPeakPack #wolves 4 the infraction of killing cattle grazing public lands is reprehensible. Tweet4Wolves 

4. 3 wolf packs living on #PublicLands have suffered greatly at the behest of McIrvins #DiamondMRanch #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves @WDFW Tweet4Wolves

5. Killing wolves 2 benefit profit margin of private businesses utilizing public resources is an outrage. #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves @WDFW Tweet4Wolves 

6. Tragic that the “removal” of predators repeats itself over & over throughout the West. #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW   pic.twitter.com/Fza1BwMdEh  Tweet4Wolves 

7. Killing members of #SmackoutPack is emblematic of what is wrong with our wildlife policies, especially with regards 2 #publiclands @WDFW   Tweet4Wolves

8. Killing members of #ShermanPack is emblematic of what is wrong with our wildlife policies, especially with regards 2 #publiclands @WDFW   Tweet4Wolves 

9. What about preserving the ecological role of large predators on our #PublicLands. @GovInslee @WDFW @forestservice #StopTheSlaughter  Tweet4Wolves 

10. Killing members of any wolf pack on #PublicLands is emblematic of what is wrong with our wildlife policies. #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW   Tweet4Wolves  


11. The mere presence of #livestock socially displaces the prey of predators, replacing the #wolves main food source @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter  Tweet4Wolves 

12. Killing #ShermanPack members is an obvious harm 2 the public’s right 2 healthy wildlife populations on #publiclands #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves

13. Killing #SmackoutPack members is an obvious harm 2the public’s right 2 healthy wildlife populations on #publiclands #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves 

14. Aerial gunning #wolves by helicopters, running them 2 exhaustion B4 blasting w/shotgun is #AnimalCruelty @GovInslee #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves

15. The way @WDFW are slaughtering #wolves is an outrage! #ProfanityPeakPack #ShermanPack #WedgePack #SmackoutPack @GovInslee Save WA wolves  Tweet4Wolves

16. Displacing or slaughtering public #wildlife | #wolves 2 facilitate private use of our #publiclands is ethically wrong! @WDFW @GovInslee  Tweet4Wolves

17. Call @GovInslee  360-902-4111 Voice your opposition 2 slaughter of #wolves on our #publiclands #SmackoutPack   pic.twitter.com/HWgu0Awkcz  Tweet4Wolves   

18. Call @GovInslee  360-902-4111 Voice your opposition 2 slaughter of #wolves on our #publiclands #ShermanPack  pic.twitter.com/HWgu0Awkcz  Tweet4Wolves  

19. We want #Wolves #Wildlife on our #PublicLands not livestock @WDFW @forestservice @GovInslee 
#ShermanPack pic.twitter.com/AXCqcjfohQ   Tweet4Wolves 

20. We want #Wolves #Wildlife on our #PublicLands not livestock @WDFW @forestservice @GovInslee 
#SmackoutPack pic.twitter.com/AXCqcjfohQ  Tweet4Wolves

21. We want #Wolves #Wildlife on our #PublicLands not livestock @WDFW @forestservice @GovInslee 
#ProfanityPeakPack pic.twitter.com/AXCqcjfohQ  Tweet4Wolves

22. We want #Wolves #Wildlife on our #PublicLands not livestock @WDFW @forestservice @GovInslee 
#WedgePack pic.twitter.com/AXCqcjfohQ   Tweet4Wolves

23. Our tax $ pay 4 ranchers 2 destroy our land & wildlife’s habitat. #Livestock causes enormous environmental damage! @WDFW #SmackoutPack Tweet4Wolves

24. Our tax $ pay 4 ranchers 2 destroy our land & wildlife’s habitat. #Livestock causes enormous environmental damage! @WDFW #ShermanPack Tweet4Wolves 

25. We do not want our tax dollars to pay 4 the slaughter of #wolves at the behest of ranchers! @WDFW #publiclands #ShermanPack Tweet4Wolves

26. We do not want our tax dollars to pay 4 the slaughter of #wolves at the behest of ranchers! @WDFW #publiclands #SmackoutPack Tweet4Wolves  

27. “The idea of ‘protecting’ our cattle is ridiculous because they are out in the mountains”-Len McIrvin #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves

28. “The idea of ‘protecting’ our cattle is ridiculous because they R out in the mountains”-Len McIrvin #StopTheSlaughter WA #wolves @GovInslee  Tweet4Wolves

 29. “The idea of ‘protecting’ our cattle is ridiculous because they are often in heavy timber and rough country.” – Len McIrvin @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves 

 30. “The idea of ‘protecting’ our cattle is ridiculous because they are often in heavy timber and rough country.” – Len McIrvin @GovInslee  Tweet4Wolves  

31. Unprotected livestock in #NationalForests and you have the audacity to kill #wolves @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter  bit.ly/LossesLurking   Tweet4Wolves 

32. Unprotected livestock on #PublicLands and @WDFW has the audacity to kill #wolves @GovInslee #StopTheSlaughter  bit.ly/LossesLurking   Tweet4Wolves

33. “There are many cows that we won’t see all summer long” – Len McIrvin @GovInslee @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter  bit.ly/LossesLurking   Tweet4Wolves

34. #Washington with over 7 million people, well over 1 million cattle, cannot allow room for 115 #wolves Outrageous! #StopTheSlaughter @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves 

 35. #Washington with over 7 million people, over 1 million cattle, cannot allow room for 115 #wolves Outrageous! #StopTheSlaughter @GovInslee  Tweet4Wolves 

36. Ranchers grazing #livestock near known wolf habitat should gracefully accept losses &/or terminate their lease @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter  Tweet4Wolves 

37. Ranchers getting subsidized forage on #publiclands have NO right demanding removal of #wolves @GovInslee @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter  Tweet4Wolves

38. Ranchers getting reimbursement 4 losses due 2 depredation on #publiclands have NO right demanding removal of #wolves @GovInslee @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves 

39. Ranchers should take their cattle & go home. #SmackoutPack  #wolves R essential 
livestock is detrimental @WDFW 
pic.twitter.com/UFarDTcWEu  Tweet4Wolves

40. Ranchers should take their cattle & go home. #ShermanPack #wolves R essential 
livestock is detrimental @WDFW 
pic.twitter.com/UFarDTcWEu  Tweet4Wolves

41. Our #publiclands #ecosystems & #wolves should not be sacrificed 4 the private profit of individuals @GovInslee pic.twitter.com/KxmPYKgS3k   Tweet4Wolves

42. Our #publiclands #ecosystems & #wolves should not be sacrificed 4 the private profit of individuals @WDFW pic.twitter.com/KxmPYKgS3k   Tweet4Wolves

43. Preserving ecological role of large predators & a balanced ecosystem on #publiclands is essential @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves  Tweet4Wolves

44. Preserving ecological role of large predators & a balanced ecosystem on #publiclands is essential @GovInslee #StopTheSlaughter WA #wolves  Tweet4Wolves

45. Grazing livestock depresses virtually all species of wildlife & has caused the demise of many WA #wolves @GovInslee #StopTheSlaughter  Tweet4Wolves 

46. Grazing livestock depresses virtually all species of wildlife & has caused the demise of many WA #wolves @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter Tweet4Wolves

47. The health of our planet & survival of our co-inhabitants should B of the utmost importance #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves

48. Our focus should B on eliminating that which degrades our forests & #PublicLands & destroys our ecosystems: Livestock @GovInslee  @WDFW  Tweet4Wolves

49. .@GovInslee @BLMNational @forestservice @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves  Cost of livestock grazing on #publiclands: bit.ly/2c7ovYL  Tweet4Wolves  

50. The ongoing “removal” of our wildlife at the behest of private businesses must stop! Save WA #wolves #StopTheSlaughter @GovInslee @WDFW Tweet4Wolves 


51. The ongoing “removal” of our wolves at the behest of private businesses must stop! #WedgePack #SmackoutPack #ShermanPack #ProfanityPeakPack Tweet4Wolves 

52. Domestic livestock R appropriating & limiting the natural food/native prey that sustains #wolves @WDFW #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves Tweet4Wolves

53. #StandForWolves #SaveWolves #StopTheSlaughter of WA #wolves @WDFW @GovInslee @forestservice @BLMNational  pic.twitter.com/frXDNmHk4q  Tweet4Wolves  

Send an email on behalf of the wolves of Washington state:

Dear Director Unsworth and Mr. Martorello,

The ongoing lethal removal of wolves to stop depredations on livestock grazing on public lands in known wolf territory is not acceptable and frankly an abomination. The state’s policy calls for wolves to be widely distributed throughout Washington, and the slow progress toward meeting statewide recovery goals can easily be attributed to lethal measures utilized to protect livestock.

The fact that Washington, home to over 7 million people, well over 1 million cattle, and approximately 50,000 plus sheep, can not allow room for a little over 100 wolves is just plain outrageous.

Ranchers getting subsidized forage on our public lands, reimbursement for losses due to depredation, as well as grazing livestock near known wolf habitat should gracefully accept their losses and/or terminate their lease. Our public lands and ecosystems should not be sacrificed for the private profit of individuals. 

Study after study has demonstrated that grazing of livestock depresses virtually all species of wildlife, and on western rangelands has probably had a greater adverse impact on wildlife populations than any other single factor. We all have a responsibility to the Earth, our environment, and our wildlife, including wolves. It is far past time for the health of our planet and the survival of our co-inhabitants to be of the utmost importance; our focus should be on eliminating that which degrades our forests and other public lands and destroys our ecosystems. 

The ongoing slaughter of our wildlife at the behest of private businesses needs to come to a full stop. 

Sincerely, 

Your name here 

Copy/paste (feel free to edit) and share your thoughts with those who allow the removal of wolves from our public lands in Washington:

Director Jim Unsworth: jim.unsworth@dfw.wa.gov

Also email a copy to: wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

Cc to: Donny.Martorello@dfw.wa.gov 

Please also send a copy of your letter to Governor Inslee here. Or here. Or to the  Governor Boards and Commissions

Thank you for your help on behalf of Washington’s Wolves. Our voices make a difference. 

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10 thoughts on “Stop the Slaughter 

  1. BEING DONE AS WE SPEAK AS WELL AS TELLING ALL MY WOLF ADVOCATES ALSO INC. 2 ORGANIZATION FOR HELP FOR US, THE NON HUMAN ANIMAL PROJECT AS WELL AS THE GUARDIAN TO JOHN HORNING, DIRECTOR, ADMIN PROJECT, TO HELP US GET THIS DONE! EVERYONE NEEDS TO ALSO WRITE SMALL MESSAGE TO BOTH ORGANIZATIONS TO HELP US STOP THIS SLAUGHTER!!

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