Friday, January 29, 2010

Urge outdoor retailers to stop sponsoring wolf-killing "derbies"

From Defenders Of Wildlife:

This is outrageous.

This winter, Cabela’s and Sportsmans Warehouse, two major outdoor retailers , sponsored predator derbies in Idaho where formerly protected wolves were targeted by contestants who vied to see who could kill the most wolves and other animals over a two-day period.

Worse, the entry fees for these brutal competitions were then funneled to support anti-wolf lawyers working to keep wolves in Greater Yellowstone off the endangered species list.

Wildlife-loving people fought too hard for too long to rescue wolves in the northern Rockies from the brink of extinction to silently tolerate corporate sponsorship of bloody competitions like this.

That’s why I’ve joined Defenders of Wildlife’s fight to get Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse to withdraw their support for predator derbies that target wolves, and I am hoping you will too.

Please sign the petition online at

Thanks for helping…

Friday, January 08, 2010

Freya and Hildisvini

Freya and Hildisvini
Originally uploaded by Debra Arnold
2010 Pyrography on pine. One of two designs of Freya and Hildisvini I have.