Wolf Mountain Sanctuary - California Interactive Wolf Educational Tours
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Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer educational organization dedicated to the preservation and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity.
OUR MISSION IS TO SAVE THE WOLVES
Recent history has shown that the government and hunters are once again trying to exterminate the wolf.
The wolf is one the most (wrongly) maligned and hated creatures since the beginning of time.
People envision the wolf as a blood thirsty vicious killer that wipes out herds of cattle and consumes small children, when, in actuality, these beliefs couldn't be further from the truth.
Not only do wolves fit NONE of the popular stereotypes, their gentle temperament and sophisticated social structuring merit our admiration. A wolf will only resort to preying on domestic stock when its natural prey (moose, caribou, and deer) have been eliminated from their natural range.
Wolves serve a great ecological role by preying mostly on the weak and/or diseased animals in a herd, leaving the younger, healthier animals to become breeding stock, which ultimately produces much stronger herds.
WHY SAVE THE WOLF?
Look at them: they are so noble, so beautiful. The wolf, as well as other endangered species, are ecological indicators. It is by studying these species and learning how to preserve them that we learn the main factors affecting our environment.
Perhaps in so doing, we will learn undiscovered ways to benefit mankind!
Unfortunately, there are those who deny the wolf's place in the ecosystem. Wolves are gunned down from airplanes and snowmobiles (which some consider "sport"). Sometimes the fur is taken; however, more often than not, the animal is simply left to decay.
The wolf is poisoned "en masse," trapped by leg-hold traps, used as adornments for the idle rich.
Today, the wolf's range is limited to Alaska, Canada, the upper Midwest, and in Yellowstone National Park. Some of the YNP wolves have traveled into adjoining states, which allow hunters to kill wolves on sight and for little to no reason. In the 1930's, there were approximately 50,000 wolves roaming the North American continent. By the 1940's, that number had been decreased to 1,000. Today, mostly because of conservation efforts, there are approximately 3,000 wild wolves on the entire continent. They have made a small comeback, but because of the recent delisted from the Endangered Species Act, wolves are once again under attack.
Wolf lovers need to band together and do all we can to help them. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
Only you can save the wolf from extinction. Proper management procedures must be put into action.
Won't you join us in the wolf's campaign?
Please help the wolves any way you can: sign all petitions you can to stop the wholesale slaughter of wolves and donate to organizations focused on protecting the wolf!