The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition
Grand Junction, CO – January 8, 2019 – The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition was recently formed by concerned sportsmen, farmers and ranchers, businesses and individuals to fight the effort to release wolves in Colorado. The mission of the Coalition is to educate the public about the harmful consequences of any introduction of wolves into the State of Colorado.
It is anticipated that carnivore advocacy groups such as the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project (rockymountainwolfproject.com), which is heavily influenced by the Ted Turner Endangered Species Fund, will run a ballot initiative in 2020 to force the release of wolves in Colorado.
In the 1990’s, the federal government forced the release of Canadian gray wolves in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and the states have suffered the consequences. Since then, our neighbors to the north have endured continuous attacks on sheep and cattle, and have seen precipitous drops in big game herds.
Wolves are thriving and establishing new packs across the West; while wildlife, agriculture, and rural citizens shoulder the burden of an unwanted recovery.
Colorado lacks sufficient habitat to limit conflicts with wolves. Already crowded, Colorado’s population of ~5.6 million people is expected to reach ~8.1 million by 2050, and that doesn’t include the annual influx of ~38 million overnight visitors. Colorado is not the wild and free wilderness that wolf advocates portray and what about the wolf? Does a forced release do justice to a wild animal when conflicts and lethal removal are inevitable?
The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition will kick off its educational efforts January 21st at 6:00 p.m. MST on RFD- TV with Rural America Live. The Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition depends on donations and volunteers, and we need your help with our efforts to oppose wolf recovery in Colorado.
Protect Colorado from the devastating impacts of wolves and make a donation today!
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