Ontario has an opportunity to become a world leader in wolf conservation. We need your help to make this a reality!
Ontario had previously been recognized as one of the top 3 worst jurisdictions in the world for wolf protection. It wasn't so long ago that the Ontario government offered a bounty to reward people who killed wolves. Following intensive campaigning and pressure from concerned citizens, the provincial government began to restrict wolf killing across the majority of wolf range in 2004, signalling a positive change in direction. However, wolves are only fully protected from traps and bullets on less than 5% of their range and require large tracts of undisturbed wilderness to behave naturally and meaningfully contribute to the ecological integrity of the Ontario wilderness. Moreover, the eastern wolf, also known as the Algonquin wolf, a species at risk, is still inadequately protected.
Please send the letter below to the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, relevant MNRF staff and Premier Kathleen Wynne. Increase your impact dramatically by sending a copy of your letter to your Member of Provincial Parliament.
To find out your MPP’s mailing address, phone Elections Ontario 1-800-677-8683 or visit www.elections.on.ca/