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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina today issued a preliminary injunction that orders the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop capturing and killing of the rapidly dwindling population of wild red wolves.

"This is a great day for red wolves and for anyone who loves nature in eastern North Carolina," said Sierra Weaver, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center. "The court was clear that it's the Fish and Wildlife Service's job to conserve this endangered species, not drive it to extinction. The agency cannot simply abandon that responsibility."

The groups brought the federal agency to court for its failure to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves—previously estimated to be more than 100 animals.

A strong majority of North Carolinians support the effort to recover the native red wolf, according to a new poll conducted by Tulchin Research. The new poll revealed that 73 percent of North Carolinians said they support red wolf recovery.

"We are pleased the court recognized that allowing the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to issue lethal and non-lethal permits for the removal of red wolves from the wild, was a pathway to extinction, not recovery," said Kim Wheeler, executive director, Red Wolf Coalition.

"It is reassuring that the court recognized the importance of fostering the recovery of this endangered species."
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Victory for Red Wolves!

Responses to "Court Stops U.S. Fish & Wildlife from Killing Wild Red Wolves "

  1. And until now how many have not been slaughtered?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I always supported hunting because most hunters are very responsible about their environment and what belongs in it. But because wolves eat deer, there may be less tags to buy, so Fish and Wildlife Services want to get rid of the competition. That is just wrong, very wrong. Money, money, money, as usual.

  3. Karin Tomosky says:

    Stop the senseless killing of red wolves. They are necessary for the environment and our survival.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank God, finally a rational decision by the courts.big only they could be like this for all our apex predators nationwide.

  5. 1tlipps says:

    AWESOME NEWS!! THE OLD WAYS ARE NO MORE! ITS THE 21ST CENTURY, WE ARE LOSING WHAT WE HAVE LEFT AND INVADED WHERE THEY LIVE. IF THEY DIE....HUMANS ARE NEXT. NO WAY AROUND IT. SAD THAT PEOPLE DONT GET THIS. LOOK AT GOOGLE EARTH OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. WE ARE LOSING THE BATTLE. TOO MUCH DESTRUCTION AND INVADING.....OUR CHILDREN WILL LAUGH AT US AND SAY HOW STUPID WE WERE TO DESTROY SO QUICKLY.

  6. Thank You to the Judiciary of the State of North Carolina for the Preliminary Injunction on behalf of Canis Rufus aka North America's Most Endangered Predatory Mammal Today Stopping The States Wildlife Preservation/Conservation Agency From Continuing to allow these Canids which are in fact essential to the Region's Sustainability and Health/Balance to be Trapped and Killed.

  7. alot of hunters complain cuz they seem to think it takes away from them but in reality they keep the sick ones down and make the stronger ones survive and gives better meat w/o sickness

  8. anon says:

    Consider this overview petition of wolf function in nature: https://www.change.org/p/no-killing-wolves-on-near-public-lands-federal-state-parks-blm-in-usa

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