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Lookout wolf poaching photos released

King 5 has obtained these disturbing photos of Lookout Pack poaching, including Tom White posing with a killed wolf. You can help our anti-poaching efforts today, so that future photos of Washington's wolves are of them thriving in our shared lands.

King 5 has obtained photos from the Lookout wolf poaching case against the White family. These are the first full color images we’ve seen that show Tom White posing with Lookout Pack wolves he killed illegally.

It’s so sad that some of the first photos of our pioneering pack in Washington are of their deaths in this manner. We hope that the federal and state judges will give the Whites the stiff penalties that they deserve, including jail time, and that they lose their hunting privileges for life.

Want to help other wolves in Washington avoid a poacher's rifle?

Please help our remaining wolf packs in the state survive by supporting Conservation Northwest’s anti-poaching education efforts. Your gift today will get the word out about our reward fund and deter others from killing endangered species and valued game animals in Washington State.

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Tom White poses with poached wolf

Tom White with poached wolf

 

Lookout Pack-poaching

 

 

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Wolf Poach Photos

Posted by Sage Arcana at Apr 18, 2012 05:32 PM
Thank You, Please share with all the groups online helping to spread the word worldwide about what is happening here. I have no access to a computer most of the time, or I would easily do this. These photos need to be sent to every group that is outraged by the Josh Bransford photo. He was legal, and he wasn't truly representative of the anti-wolf, murderous madness we are trying to stop. This man (White) IS. If Bransford outraged people all the way to France, they will vomit when they realise what happened at the White's hands! And that means they will respond, and leaders in power allowing this, will HAVE to respond in kind!

Killing wolves sad and sick

Posted by Joan Noble at Apr 18, 2012 06:28 PM
I continue to be appalled at the people who would slaughter these gorgeous animals! It is inhuman.

poaching is murder

Posted by candy at May 03, 2012 10:54 AM
this kinda sport is nothing but murder. if someone kills another person they go to prision why not do the same to inisent animals like wolves who are being attacked and killed for no reason at all.

Poached wolf photos

Posted by Tanya Maurer at Apr 18, 2012 09:59 PM
It's clear who the beasts are. They have two legs and no hearts.

note on Scat! code of conduct

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Apr 18, 2012 11:52 PM
Hi Everyone, Just a note that I won't be publishing any comments that contain foul language, advocate violence,or are rude to anyone. Your passion and anger is understandable, but we require our comments stay civil. Thanks!

wolf poaching

Posted by Colleen DiMartino at Apr 19, 2012 09:47 AM
What is the politicians thinking letting this get out of hand - are they getting their pockets lined for letting this happen - these pictures are very disturbing but they are getting the point across hopefully!!

killing wolves

Posted by Sue Bowler at Apr 19, 2012 09:47 AM
So sad to look at these pics. Is this hunter really proud of himself to kill an innocent animal that is nearing extinction? It makes me sick to look at pictures like this. This hunter should be ashamed of himself, Leave the wolves alone!!!!!

hunters

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Apr 19, 2012 09:51 AM
Hi Sue, I agree it is distressing, but I want to point out that most hunters are not poachers. They follow the laws about taking wildlife to protect the resource, and many of them are very involved in helping protect habitat. Tom White is a hunter and his family are part-time livestock owners, yes, but in this case they are poachers, nothing else.

Hunting? Really?

Posted by Charmaine at Apr 19, 2012 10:15 AM
You call this hunting? Eradicating a predator is not only stupid but has no basis on balancing ALL the species in a given area. Parading around pictures is also disgusting and shows no respect for life.

No

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Apr 19, 2012 10:18 AM
Charmaine, that was my point. In this case, they aren't hunting, they are poaching. There is a huge difference, and we respect hunters that follow the laws of our state and work to conserve land and species.

Hunting???

Posted by Rachael at Apr 19, 2012 12:28 PM
I see where you are both coming from. I love wolves I volunteer at a conservation trust in the UK & even spent a year in Colorado living with these beautiful animals and just can't see the point of hunting at all. While I was living in America at Mission:Wolf the closet town was a hunting town. I understand hunting deer to eat but sport hunting? I don't understand that at all. Whats the point of hunting any animal just to stuff it and mount it on the wall. What a waste of life. I know over here in the UK all our top predators are now extinct and now we are over run with deer, rabbits and even foxes. Our eco system is out of the window and now we have to cull the animals here to keep them healthy instead of letting nature balance itself out. Wolves and other top predators are vital to balancing the eco system.

Hunting and trapping

Posted by Roger at Apr 19, 2012 08:51 PM
Hunting is bonding tradition. I hunted for a long time, finally out grew it. I hunted with my son, my ex father-in-law, a veterinarian, and friends, most highly educated and professionals, but never really liked killing animals as a wholesome activity for me or family. I have also fished a lot in rivers and oceans, including SCUBA and spear fishing. Too often, animals do suffer from hunting and fishing activity. I have bonded with others in tennis and running and triathlons and dancing, and horses, and hiking and else. The picture of a grinning, searching for the word, redneck, once myself I guess, with a killed animal, now really is that healthy or wholesome? The picture of a son or daughter in front of first kill is such a prideful thing? A camera works as well. The tradition of hunting: It does get us out in the woods or prairie or mountains or oceans or rivers in a primal state of hunter or fisherman versus prey: Man with high powered scoped rifles, running around on 4-wheelers and pickup trucks. The Prey does not see what is coming. Go out there with a knife and see who the prey is. But getting out there in the wilderness, without hunting, does the same. Now the trapper, collecting furs, leaving a trapped animal (snared or steel trapped) in such a state for hours or days, in the case of a wolf, something superior to them (my opinion), what is such a mentality? I have the answer, but you get your own. By the way, if it is relevant, I am a two time Viet Nam vet. Hunting, ethical (often not), fair chase (usually not), tolerable (doubt it), but trapping? No, no way. Trapping is cruel even if done legally, even if it is a tradition, even if seen as a management tool. Traps are cruel. It should be banned for the public, allowed as necessary for wildlife officials, who do it way too much with a pervasive kill attitude of their own. Why should animals suffer for private economic gain on fur sales? Over 4 million animals are trapped each year for “sport” and millions more for “management”. Hunters worldwide kill over 100 million animals. The oceans are over fished commercially and insult added by sportsmen.

Criminal Game Thief Not Hunter Conservationist

Posted by BG La Verne at Sep 26, 2012 11:08 PM
With all due respect, the individuals in question are not Hunter / Conservationists. Simply stated, these individuals are Criminals / Game Thieves with no respect for the animals that they illegally kill or the laws that bind the various interest groups outraged by this wanton slaughter. As a life-long Hunter and Conservationist, now too old to harvest game, however, actively contributing to various wildlife causes, I just want all non-hunters to know that we Hunters abhor these actions as much and possibly more than most individuals that have never enjoyed the ethical pursuit of a God-given resource. No debate, here, just a thought and a position to ponder. Hunters and Non-Hunters alike need to join hands and fight for stiffer penalties for all game law violators.

Wolves

Posted by Jane Ireland at Apr 19, 2012 12:20 PM
Stop this senseless killing of these beautiful animals and bring these vile murderers to justice !!

Wolf poaching

Posted by MaryAnn at Apr 19, 2012 12:27 PM
 This is so wrong and it makes me sick. Why can`t people just stay the hell awawy from wildlife. They don`t bother us , and this idea of the Wolf being bad , and killing ! It`s nature !! God intended it that way. Every animal must in the wild ! The Wolf is not bad , humans are bad ! Why can`t nature and animals be left alone !!!!

Bring the White family to justice

Posted by Oliver Starr at Apr 19, 2012 12:27 PM
What can we do to help be sure this evil and illegal action is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This isn't accidental. These people are systematically and flagrantly defying the law and violating the rights of the general public by slaughtering animals that are protected.

They should not just get a slap on the wrist. They should be fined, jailed, have the hunting rights permanently stripped and be forced to provide restitution to the people of this country whom they have trespassed against with their callous, barbaric and intentional disregard of the law and the will of the people.

working

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Apr 19, 2012 12:32 PM
Hey Oliver, I am not sure personally what we can do to change the course of action now--we are exploring options now. There is still a state case as well, so we will keep people posted on that for sure.

wolves

Posted by Cecilia Angeloff at Apr 19, 2012 01:54 PM
they are GOD's animals stop killing them we r suppose 2 care 4 them not kill them

Wolves

Posted by Linda Stevenson at Apr 19, 2012 01:54 PM
Killing the wolves is very bad for our environment. These people need to be apprehended and brought to justice for killing them. We need to make and/or enforce them.

Stop killing the wolves

Posted by Wolf Lover at Apr 19, 2012 01:54 PM
What goes around will come back to them who do this terrible
deed!! And when payback comes to them; they will not like what is in store for them
The place set aside for these people will not be to their liking what so ever. Its HOT there!!!
 

Wolf Killing

Posted by Donavan at Apr 19, 2012 08:48 PM
The ones who do this will have a special place in hell. This is sick and needs to stop!!!

Poaching vs Hunting

Posted by Richard Champlin at Apr 19, 2012 08:48 PM
We need to get this seen by the average person who would see the fundamental difference between those who care and those who don't, who would if aroused make enough noise to focus attention on what is really going on here.
There was a good bit of attention paid to this by King5 last night, but it was missing the perspective of the wildlife biologist, and the perspectives of those like us who connect with the wolves spiritually.

Wildlife misappropriation.

Posted by Ted from Canada at Apr 19, 2012 08:51 PM
Well I have seen many attrocities regarding wolves in the Pacific Northwest. The political support of the eradication of these noble creatures is not conductive to the natural way of the land. These politicians and ranchers tend to forget that we all, are only guests here. Blinded by dollars and campaign support they will make the decisions based on lining their own pockets, not the betterment of the environment. Just the bare minimum is being attended to appease the angry environmentalist mobs. Here in the north we have tried to repopulate over hunted areas to find complaints revived from early settlement days. Every rancher and politician needs to submit a proposal as to what land the wolves can safely have and aide in the support of those lands for every one wolf killed. Maybe once they have to take their ill gotten gains and return some, they may have to pay a little closer attention to the matter.

Closing comments

Posted by Barbara Christensen at Apr 19, 2012 09:16 PM
Hi all, I really appreciate all your thoughts and passion. We know images like this are really hard for some, but we feel it's important that we share the impact of poaching on our state. Poaching of any kind--game animals or endangered predators--takes away from the wild heritage we all share.

Conservation Northwest is dedicated to working with people across the state to protect what we all need---a wild Northwest. We will keep working to catch poachers with our reward fund and helping Washington learn to coexist with all wildlife. We hope you will support that work by becoming a member, taking action, volunteering, and helping keep the conversation alive with an open mind.

I need to close the commenting now. Lots to do for the critters tomorrow!

stop killing wolves

Posted by Mark at Nov 19, 2012 06:22 PM
stop killing wolves its bad soon some wolves like the red wolf will be extinct please just stop

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