For Immediate Release, October 14, 2016
Contact: Amaroq Weiss, (707) 779-9613, email@example.com
PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity today added $10,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting and killing an endangered wolf earlier this month in south-central Oregon. The wolf — a female known as OR-28, who recently had a pup — was found dead Oct. 6.
OR-28 courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
“The illegal killing of wolf OR-28 is heartbreaking. She was a pioneering animal, one of the first wolves to make the journey from northeastern to western Oregon,” said Amaroq Weiss, the Center’s West Coast wolf organizer. “OR-28 was also a first-time mother, who leaves behind her mate and single pup to fend for themselves. This was a cowardly crime. I hope…
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