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Wed May 20, 2020, 06:29 PM

New Mexico Wolf Pack Destroyed After Alpha Female Killed, Yearling Flees

For Immediate Release, May 20, 2020

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Michael Robinson, (575) 313-7017, michaelr@biologicaldiversity.org



Wolf Mother’s Undisclosed Death in April Follows March Killing of Mate, Pup

SILVER CITY, N.M.— A pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves has been eliminated in the Gila National Forest through a combination of private trapping and federal shooting on behalf of the livestock industry.

Conservationists learned today that the Prieto pack’s nine-year-old alpha female died in federal custody on April 25 and that a yearling has fled dozens of miles from his natal range. These events follow the federal shooting in March of the alpha male and a pup, and the trapping, maiming and/or deaths of seven other pack members during 2018 and 2019.

“This latest incident is the cruel final blow to the Prieto pack, which struggled for two years to survive the Fish and Wildlife Service and avowed wolf-haters in the livestock industry,” said Michael Robinson at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We’ll do everything in our power to end the policy of looking the other way on so-called ‘accidental trapping’ of wolves. It’s crucial to stop the federal government’s sickening program of wolf trapping and shooting.”

The alpha female was caught in a privately set trap on April 24. When notified of this, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to take the wolf into captivity because the pack was deplored by local ranchers, even though she showed no significant injuries and no removal order was issued for her. The wolf died the next day of apparent capture myopathy, a stress response in which the body overheats.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. goddammit...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:54 AM

4. 2nd that!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 11:54 PM

2. Seething hate...they were here first.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 02:53 AM

3. 😠

Ranchers are RW A-holes without a gram of empathy.



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