AR-News: FW: PRESS RELEASE Clan Des Loups
wolfcrest at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 25 12:28:32 EDT 2004
>CLAN DES LOUPS DAMÉRIQUE DU NORD
>Nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wolves
>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 CLANs petition to draw attention to the governments
>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 provinces total area.
>- That trapping has been allowed on wildlife reserves since 1984. On this
>public land, 343 trappersincluding many government workers employed by
>Société de la Faune et des Parcs hold lifelong privileges of all sorts.
>SOURCE AND INFORMATION:
>info at clanloups.com
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