featured on ANIMAL POST only a month ago (“OR-16″ December 29) after having been radio-collared by federal wildlife workers, was shot dead by a hunter in Idaho last Saturday as part of a recreational hunt.
He was a member of the Walla Walla pack in northeastern Oregon and crossed the Snake River into Idaho last month.
Another Oregon wolf, OR-9, crossed the Snake River about a year ago and was illegally shot by a hunter who was issued a warning for poaching.
OR-9 was a litter mate of OR-7 who has traveled into California, and has been the subject of frequent ANIMAL POST updates.
A spokesman for the conservation group Oregon WIld, said news of the kill of OR-16 comes on the heels of a census showing Oregon wolf numbers have climbed to at least 53 while wolf kills of livestock have declined.
Source: Oregonian, Friday, January 25.
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This is despicable!
As an Oregon resident and as a close follower of the Oregon wolves, this is has been an extremely bitter pill to swallow. So many wildlife protectors have been holding their breath, hoping that these wolves survived. It takes one heartless, incompassionate idiot with a weapon to end these hopes. All we can do is continue to passionately utilize all tools and resources available to raise public awareness, influence impathy and compassion and push for protection of these innocent, living beings whose lives are at the mercy of the human species. ~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits
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