17 Apr '12, 8pm

Killing wolves to protect caribou in the tar sands -- what's that about?

Last week, DeSmog Blog released a video entitled Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story . In the film, scientists and other experts discuss how the government of Alberta has been shooting and poisoning wolves – blaming them for the shrinking of Alberta’s caribou herds to near extinction – rather than protecting caribou habitat. The loss of caribou habitat from the destruction and fragmentation of the Boreal forest for conventional oil and gas development, unsustainable logging practices, and tar sands extraction is the real reason for the diminishing caribou herds. As I blogged last summer , Alberta has spent more than $1 million to kill 500 wolves in the Little Smoky Region – shooting them from helicopters and poisoning them with strychnine. The oil industry shouldn’t be able to get away with killing wolves when it is their own destruction of habitat that is the heart of the pr...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/eshope/killing_wolves_t...

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