We hope you’ve enjoyed your week.
It has been filled with a range of news, some uplifting and some troubling, most of which you can find over at our Facebook page.
To save you time and give you the Wolvestuff headlines, here are a few snippets.
SAINT FRANCIS WOLF SANCTUARY MOVE TO NEW SITE IN NAVASOTA, TEXAS + REST IN PEACE TO FOUNDER
Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary began with one wolf, Mystery. Mystery escaped from her previous home at the National American Wolf Association in 2002, living a full week in the forest before getting caught in a leg trap. NAWA sadly wouldn’t take her back, at which point the sanctuary’s founder Jean LeFevre stepped in and provided her a home. Saint Francis have since grown in size and scope, adding new residents and facilities. This week the group held their ‘Big Move’ event, welcoming 150 lucky customers a tour of their new site.
Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary founder Jean LeFevre sadly passed this month. From the Saint Francis site;
“Jean LeFevre has had a lifelong, compassionate interest in both humanitarian and animal welfare issues. Jean has lived in Europe, India, Tanzania and finally Texas, and has travelled to many other points of the globe in the course of a very eventful life. Jean was the first woman in Madras, India granted a “License to Operate Flying Machines,” enrolled the first Girl Guides on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 1950 and was awarded the Long Service medal and Certificate of Merit as a result of her work with the Red Cross. In March 1982, Jean and her late husband of 62 years, John LeFevre, moved to Montgomery, Texas. When asked what she is most proud of in her life, she responds, “My heart and my main pride is of my three wonderful sons, my beautiful daughters-in-law, my eleven incredible grandchildren plus eleven godchildren, and of course my dear friends, all of whom have their own stories!”
WEAKENED NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT + WOLF CONSERVATION IN ALASKA AND WASHINGTON
Several articles and petitions have been published over the past week regarding the conservation of both the Togo wolf family in Washington and the Alexander Archipelago wolf in South Alaska. In Washington, a lethal removal order has been reissued on the Togo Wolf family to protect the cattle in the area, and in Alaska pleas are being made by several conservation groups to add the Archipelago wolf to the endangered species list.
Alongside these conservation issues, it was announced this week that the National Environmental Policy Act is to be weakened. The act limits the public review of federal infrastructure projects to speed up the permitting of freeways, powerplants and pipelines, meaning that a greater threat may be posed to the environment. Click through to learn more about these issues:
THIS WEEK IN WOLVES
A toddler watches in awe as a wolf pack wanders by their cabin in Quebec.
Sometimes wolves sing just to make music.
White Arctic Wolf howling.
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