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Stop Ontario's War on Wolves!

Stop Ontario's War on Wolves!

On Monday October 28th, the Ontario government reconvenes, and may soon decide whether or not to open up wolf and coyote hunting across more than 750,000km2 of northern Ontario.

Please remind them that wolves and coyotes aren't to blame for moose declines, and ask them to abandon proposed changes that would:

  • Eliminate the special game seal that hunters currently have to purchase to kill wolves and coyotes.
  • Increase the number of wolves that can be hunted.
  • Scrap all reporting requirements which will make the limit of 2 wolf kills per hunter per year unenforceable.
  • Remove limits and closed ...

On Monday October 28th, the Ontario government reconvenes, and may soon decide whether or not to open up wolf and coyote hunting across more than 750,000km2 of northern Ontario.

Please remind them that wolves and coyotes aren't to blame for moose declines, and ask them to abandon proposed changes that would:

  • Eliminate the special game seal that hunters currently have to purchase to kill wolves and coyotes.
  • Increase the number of wolves that can be hunted.
  • Scrap all reporting requirements which will make the limit of 2 wolf kills per hunter per year unenforceable.
  • Remove limits and closed seasons for coyotes, thereby allowing mass killing of coyotes and their pups.

Protecting moose means taking meaningful actions to halt climate change, ending the moose calf hunt, tightening adult moose hunting regulations and conserving ecosystem function at the landscape level.

If the Ministers remove mandatory reporting that was introduced in 2005, we'll never know how many wolf and coyote family packs will be torn apart under new regulations. Wolves and coyote live in family-based packs. Losing even one pack member can result in social breakdown and affect their collective survival.

There is no scientific justification for these changes. The Ontario government admits that more wolf hunting won't increase moose, and that eastern coyotes don't impact moose since they don't overlap in northern Ontario.

Ask the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Premier Ford to stand by Ontario's Wolf Conservation Strategy and conserve these keystone species.

 

 

 

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