AR-News: FW: PRESS RELEASE Clan Des Loups

jim robertson wolfcrest at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 25 12:28:32 EDT 2004


>CLAN DES LOUPS D’AMÉRIQUE DU NORD
>Nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wolves
>
>PRESS RELEASE
>
>Quebec City, May 12, 2004 - This morning at the office of the minister for 
>wildlife and parks, Clan des Loups d'Amérique du Nord (CLAN) submitted the 
>results of its campaign to increase the protection of wolves in Quebec.
>
>Over 12,300 people from Quebec, the rest of Canada, the United States, and 
>Europe signed CLAN’s petition to draw attention to the government’s 
>inaction regarding the issue.
>
>Signers firmly denounce the aberrations of the current system, namely :
>
>- That trapping remains the leading cause of wolf mortality: 350 to 550 
>wolves are still killed annually in Quebec.
>
>- That the trapping of 19 animal species, including wolves, is allowed on 
>1,490,444 km2 in Quebec, or over 98% of the province’s total area.
>
>- That trapping has been allowed on wildlife reserves since 1984. On this 
>public land, 343 trappers—including many government workers employed by 
>Société de la Faune et des Parcs hold “lifelong” privileges of all sorts.
>
>
>SOURCE AND INFORMATION:
>Benoit Ayotte
>Clan Coordinator
>info at clanloups.com
>http://www.clanloups.com
>




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