October 19,2016 by KVAL
Information needed in illegal killing of gray wolf (Photo courtesy OSP)
EUGENE, Ore. – The Humane Society added another $5,000 in reward money for information on who killed wolf OR-28.
The wolf was found dead October 6.
The announcement brings to $20,000 the reward in the case.
“The illegal killing of this young mother wolf is tragic, as every individual wolf is essential to the future of Oregon’s small and vulnerable population,” said Scott Beckstead, Oregon senior state director for The Humane Society of the United States. “Wolves are one of the most misunderstood and persecuted species in North America, with special interest trophy hunting and trapping groups vying to strip them of protections. Wolves are a keystone species, and killing a breeding female can disrupt pack structure, which may lead to increased conflicts with livestock.”
An AKWA is an “area of known wolf activity.” “Within Areas…
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