Wyoming to Expand Wolf Killing -2013. War On Wolves-Wolf Puppies

“Now, under a plan supported by the Obama Administration, Wyoming is scheduled to open even more of their state to the unlimited killing of wolves starting March 1st. This means that between now and October, in a large portion of some of the best wolf habitat in the state, wolves can be killed at will.

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This is especially tragic given that spring is denning season. This expanded hunt puts the most vulnerable population of wolves – pups and pregnant or nursing mothers – in greater danger of being shot on sight.” Defenders of Wildlife

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Pet Parents Fight To Keep PitBulls Alive In the UK.

“Hundreds of dog owners say the law on pitbull-type dogs is not being applied properly, meaning their pets are being taken away and killed.

The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act outlaws pitbull-type breeds and last year, the Metropolitan Police seized nearly 800 pitbulls.” BBC

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An American Pit Bull Terrier muzzled. Español: Un Pit Bull Terrier Americano con bozal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Switzerland Culls its Only Recorded Wild Bear.

“Switzerland’s only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.”

The male bear, known as “M13”, was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment.

“The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland,” he told AFP, via Discovery News.

“M13 lived in the mountainous Graubuenden region of eastern Switzerland, on the border with Italy, spending spring seasons in the Val Poschiavo.”

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Who Is M13?

Two year  old male bear.

The only survivor of a trio of cubs.His two siblings-M12 and M14, were killed by cars in Italy.

The three bears were in a  program in Italy’s Trentino Alto Adige region, to try and  reintroduce an animal long wiped out by hunters.

There are only 30 bears left in Italy.

Why would the Swiss make this awful decision to shoot M13? Was this the right decision?

“The bear M13 had certainly never showed any aggression toward man, but the risk that an accident might happen and that people might be badly injured or killed had become intolerable,” the environment office said in its statement, according to CNN.


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Mexican Gray Wolf

“With 75 wolves in the wild after a 15-year effort, conservation groups criticize delays” Payson Roundup

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican gray wolf No. 1105 was shot dead by wildlife managers after having a tryst — and puppies — with a common ranch dog. No. 1188, an alpha female, was almost executed, then taken away from her pups and pack, for killing cattle. And wolf No. 1133 was returned to captivity after failing to woo his intended mate.”Idaho-Press Tribune

 

 

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The number of reintroduced Mexican gray wolves in the wild grew from 58 in 2011 to 75 in 2012, according to a federal population survey released this week.

“One of the keys to successful Mexican wolf repatriation is increasing the percentage of the population that is wild-born, and in 2012 that percentage grew to nearly 100 percent with only one wolf on the ground that was captive-born. Wild-born wolves, compared to naïve wolves that were born in captivity, have demonstrated that they are less likely to have human and livestock interactions,” said Larry Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. via Payson Roundup

 

“Our strategy for 2013 will be to increase the genetic viability of the wild population, and implement management activities that support more wolves in the wild,” said Voyles. “Releases are one of the important tools we use for improving the genetic viability of the wild population.”

Facts About The Mexican Gray Wolf:

 

This wolf is commonly referred to as “El Lobo.”

 

The Mexican wolf is a subspecies of the Gray wolf.Although native to North America, it is one of the rarest and most genetically distinct subspecies.

Physical Features:

Smallest gray wolf subspecies present in North America reaching 3.9-4.9 feet and a maximum height of 31 inches.It is the same height as a German Shepherd.They weigh from around 55 to 90 pounds.The gray wolf is gray with a touch of light brown fur on its back.

 

Diet:

The Gray wolf eats most ungulated mammals-hoofed mammals such as elk , white-tailed deer and mule deer.

In March 1998, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began reintroducing Mexican wolves into the Blue Range area of Arizona. The overall objective of this program was to reestablish 100 Mexican wolves in the Apache and Gila National Forests of Arizona and New Mexico by 2008.There are only close to 300 Mexican wolves in captivity today.

Habitat.

Gray wolves live in mountain forests and grasslands. They are sociable animals and live in packs.

Mating Season:

Mid February-Mid March.

Gestation:

63 days

Litter size: 5-7 wolf pups

 

Pups are born blind and defenseless.They are looked after by the pack until they reach ten months of age.

 

 

 

On March 30, 1998, government biologists released 11 gray wolves – 3 adult males, 3 adult females, 3 female pups and yearlings and 2 male pups — from 3 chain-link acclimation pens within the 18,130 square kilometres (7,000 sq mi), federally designated Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area in east-central Arizona.

 

 

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PetsPyjamas! A Pet’s Lifestyle-UK Social Network For Stylish Pets.Ultimate Shopping Destination.

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“PetsPyjamas is the ultimate shopping destination and social network for stylish pets and their owners. Shop 1000s of fabulous pet products by the best designers and brands, and let our in-house stylists make it easy for you to find the very best for your particular breed.” PetsPyjamas

 

 

 

 

 

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Balmoral Collars

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Classic collar and lead set inspired by the English Countryside.

The tweed collar is made from Yorkshire tweed, Bruccatio leather and solid brass hardware and will look as good on the country set as on the debonair dog about town.

The lead is made from Bruccatio leather and solid brass hardware and will look as good on the country set as on the debonair dog about town.

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Valentine’s Day Dog Bowls

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New York Pet Fashion Going To The Big Dogs!

The pet fashion industry is trending and nowhere is that shown than in New York City in February, when the world famous Westminster Dog Show and equally renowned Fashion Week occur simultaneously.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, which also offers a professional certificate program in pet product design and marketing, is providing classrooms with dog dressmaker forms from tiny to huge, said Joan Volpe, managing coordinator of the school whose graduates include Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali and Michael Kors.

Larger, heavier set dogs are growing more popular, especially in trend-setting New York City.In 2012, the Labrador and bulldog gained ground on the list of favorite canines , according to the American Kennel Club.

More than 78 million dogs live as pets in the United States. This is up from 53 million two decades ago, according to American Pet Products.

For plus-sized pooches and designers who cater to them, PawVogue.com is a website devoted to doggie couture.

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PJNY Dogwear

 

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Lightweight waterproof nylon with mesh lining for added comfort. Priced according to size. Machine wash gentle cycle / Tumble dry low heat

 

 

 

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Dognition-Discover the Maverick in Your Dog! Why Dogs are Smarter Than You Think.

“Our journey began with a dog lover’s gut reaction. When The Genius of Dogs author and Dognition founder Dr. Brian Hare watched chimps fail a simple hand gesture test, he blurted out, “My dog can do that!” The professor performing the test challenged Dr. Hare to prove it, sending him on a 15-year quest to unlock the many mysteries of our four-legged friends.” Dognition

Dognition now makes it possible to bring this science home and unlock your own dog’s mysteries and abilities. What you discover might surprise you.” Dognition

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” Dognition evaluates cognition to provide a complete picture of your dog’s intelligence — one that includes the skills and abilities that help define your furry friend from head to tail.” Dognition

Results from the games will be calculated to reveal your dog’s individual Dognition Profile.   Charmer,Einstein or Socialite…

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