Be a Voice for the Profanity Peak Pack 

Be a voice for the #ProfanityPeakPack. 

Send an email on behalf of the wolves of Washington state:

Dear Director Unsworth and Mr. Martorello,

Lethal removal of the entire Profanity Peak pack to stop depredations on livestock grazing on public lands in known wolf territory is not acceptable and frankly an abomination.
The state’s policy calls for wolves to be widely distributed throughout Washington, and the slow progress toward meeting statewide recovery goals  can easily be attributed to lethal measures utilized to protect livestock.

The fact that Washington, home to 6,971,406 people, 1,100,000 cattle, and approximately 50,000 sheep, can not allow room for approximately 90 wolves is just plain outrageous.
Ranchers getting subsidized forage on our public lands, reimbursement for losses due to depredation, as well as  grazing livestock near known wolf habitat should gracefully accept their losses and/or terminate their lease.
Our public lands and ecosystems should  not be sacrificed for the private profit of individuals. Study after study has demonstrated that grazing of livestock depresses virtually all species of wildlife, and on western rangelands has probably had a greater adverse impact on wildlife populations than any other single factor. We all have a responsibility to the Earth, our environment, and our wildlife, including wolves. It is far past time for the health of our planet and the survival of our co-inhabitants to be of the utmost importance; our focus should be on eliminating that which degrades our forests and other public lands and destroys our ecosystems.

It was disheartening to hear that State wildlife officials shot two pack members of the Profanity Peak pack on August 5th, one being the breeding female with freshly weaned pups. Then, on August 21st, Department staff lethally removed one adult male. The next day, staff removed three wolves, including one female pup, an adult male, and a second adult. The Department asserts that the second adult wolf was “humanely” killed, though this is highly unlikely as Department staff have not yet retrieved this animal (“Staff verified that the wolf was humanely killed from a helicopter, but was not found during in subsequent attempts to locate it.”) We are now left with 4 surviving pups, 1 adult, and possibly 1 gravely injured wolf.

I understand that “removing” the entire Profanity Peak pack “may prove challenging, given the rugged, timbered landscape in the area”, and I am assuming that once again officials will be gunning the remaining members down via helicopter. I also assume that little thought has been given any to the remaining pups who are too young to be hunting with the pack and therefore will be the unlucky survivors of this aerial slaughter. They will have the fortune of waiting, at the den site, for the return of their family and will have the ‘opportunity’ to starve to death.

I also understand that LARC is offering a win-win scenario for all stakeholders by kindly offering to rescue and relocate the wolves to their sanctuary. This non-lethal removal/rescue is the ethical, moral way forward that meets the needs of all parties.

The ongoing slaughter of our wildlife at the behest of private businesses needs to come to a full stop. Please rescind the kill order for the remainder of the Profanity Peak pack. Removing the wolves alive is certainly more humane than lethal control. Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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24 thoughts on “Be a Voice for the Profanity Peak Pack 

  1. Awesome yes!!! There is also a Wolf Advisory Group Meeting ( the group who made the call it, it has 18 members) to take place in North Bend TBD but September 14 or 15. If you can be there in person it makes a difference… the Governor does not have the power to change what is currently happening but call or write his office because they are making a note of every single one. You can also call the DFW at 360 902 2515 their phones have been ringing off the hook we can keep it that way. Necessary action is following this blogpost’s suggestion writing them carries a legal weight.

    1. Oh, just reread your comment.
      Governor Inslee can, indeed, order a permanent suspension of the killing of any more members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack, so it is important to contact his office as well. Please also find a petition to sign, from the Center for Biological Diversity, which will be sent to Governor Inslee. You will find it at the bottom of this blog post.
      Thanks again, Ruggea!

    2. Protect The Wolves® is Planning a Protest at this Meeting. Further they have been invited to Take part in the Stake Holder Meetings as a Native American Religious Group.

      1. This Is The Letter that I sent to Colville, after Senator McCoy asked me to Reach out to them to Support His Position, along with Our Position. The Colville Called me Yesterday… They are Disappointed in WDFW ! Senator McCoy Asked us To Reach out to the Tribe Yesterday Morning. I have sent this to Our Tribe, as well as the Makah, I ask that All of you will Take this Letter and Forward it to All Washington Tribes to Begin With, I am working on Forwarding it to all in Washington today, Then I will begin with Oregon But will add “Will you support Our Cause with Your Voice? We as The First Nations need to come together to be a Voice for our Sacred Animals! WDFW thus far refuses to acknowledge our Religious Views, or Treaty Rights! We are not any Different Than a Foreigner that comes to our Country and complains about their Religious Rights being Violated… The Sad part is that the GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZES THEIR COMPLAINTS…. but still not OURS!!! This everyone, we can show that WDFW is Discriminatory!

        Then begin to send it to all tribes in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming. Minnesota, Wisconsin etc. to Name a few!!!

        From The Point below down 😉

        Protect The Wolves® A Native American Religious Nonprofit has sent this to the Colville Tribe, Will you Join Their Voice and ask WDFW to Cease all Lethal Actions, until Tribes are Involved on the Wolf Advisory Group. Please Call Protect The Wolves® with your Questions, 406-219-8690

        Hello Cody,
        Just a quick Update, I have also sent an email to the Tulalip Board as well as our Tribe to Ask for their Voice in requesting a Cease and Desist as Senator John McCoy has already requested from WDFW, until we can Place Tribes on the Wolf Advisory Group, which is what Senator McCoy is also seeking We as Proud Nations need to come together in One Voice to be heard
        .Further I will be forwarding this letter to Senator Kevin Ranker to assist us in our endeavors to be recognized as the Proud People we are, asking for his assistance, which I see everyday in the news that he also supports our views.
        . Donny Martorello has invited Protect The Wolves® to Participate Already, We will be at the September 14th-15th Wolf Advisory Group Meeting with hopefully Most of our Board Members which include Patricia Herman President, Jerry Black Advisor, Jimmy StGoddard Blackfeet Traditional Tribal Chief.
        We understand your disapproval with the current Wolf Advisory Group, it is equal to All of our disapproval. I ask that you would grant an Emergency declaration, because it is in the Traditional Northern Tier of your Homeland, so that everyone can Notify WDFW that all have requested them to Cease Further Lethal Actions until we have Tribes Representing our Sacred Animals present on the Board.
        We have also offered Donny Martorello to Remove these Targeted wolves to Our Native American Sanctuary so they might live the rest of their Days out in peace, without further fear of being Gunned down from a Helicopter.
        WDFWs Oversight of inviting Tribes to be included in the decisions that involve our Sacred Wildlife need to be Corrected, I come before you Humbly to ask that you Join us in this Request. We need to Show a Strength in Unity that will forever be remembered. It is Time that our Nations work together for a more positive outcome with the Policy that affects Our Sacred Animals.
        Your Speedy Attention to this Matter for our Sacred Wildlife’s Sake is greatly Appreciated
        Protect The Wolves®
        A Native American Religious Nonprofit
        Patricia H President
        Roger D Director of Grants

      2. This is wonderful! I will have a look at your link and please let me know how I can help out. I will be writing a second email to be sent to involved parties addressing the lack of cooperation on the part of the Ranch. I will also be adding a list of tweets to be sent off the day of the rally. My plate is a bit full, but I will do what I can for you.
        Please message me at any time on Facebook @intheshadowofthewolf
        All the best to you Roger.

  2. Larry Scrima

    Larry Scrima 6:50am Aug 27

    Wolf Conservation Center
    20 hrs ·

    Diamond M Ranch livestock operator ELECTED to turn out his cattle on Profanity Peak pack’s den site…

    For the second time in four years, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is exterminating a wolf pack to protect Len McIrvin’s cattle — this time, a WSU researcher says, after the rancher turned his animals out right on top of the Profanity Peak pack’s den.

    Robert Wielgus, director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University, has radio-collared 700 cattle and dozens of wolves, including animals in the Profanity Peak pack, as part of his ongoing study of conflicts between wolves and livestock in Washington. He also camera-monitors the Profanity Peak pack’s den.

    “This livestock operator elected to put his livestock directly on top of their den site; we have pictures of cows swamping it, I just want people to know,” Wielgus said in an interview Thursday.

    McIrvin, of the Diamond M Ranch, near the Canadian border north of Kettle Falls, Stevens County, in northeastern Washington, did not return calls for comment Thursday. The allotment Wielgus monitors, and McIrvin grazes, is on public land in the Colville National Forest.

    The cattle pushed out the wolves’ native prey of deer, and with a den full of young to feed, what came next was predictable, Wielgus said.

    At least 6 Profanity Peak wolves have been killed so far to protect this rancher’s cows on public lands.

    Petition: Tell Governor Inslee to prevent further killing of the Profanity Peak pack –>

    This is an article for the voice of the wolves.

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    1. Hi Lyn. We, at In the shadow of the wolf, have been monitoring the situation in Washington closely and have provided extensive information on our Facebook page, where we will be continuing our updates (the article which you speak of was also posted on our page:
      We will be providing a second email and a small list of tweets to be sent off the day of the rally this week. Please check back😃
      For further updates please visit our Facebook page: @intheshadowofthewolf

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