I would like to thank Earth Island Journal for publishing Hounding The Hunters. This story describes the actions of several groups that employ innovative techniques to expose the cruelty of trophy hunting and trapping of wolves and other species. I began the article in Wisconsin during the final week of the 2014 wolf season when hound hunters were legally allowed to set their dogs upon wolves. I met with Wolf Patrol, a grass-roots group documenting the Wisconsin hunt. The story progressed from there to other efforts in protest of sport killing including Wildlife Defense League in B.C. and the Hunt Saboteurs of Great Britain.
If you aren’t already a reader of Earth Island Journal (EIJ) I suggest you consider a subscription. This publication is renown for their investigative journalism of environmental topics. EIJ is the publication of Earth Island Institute which was founded in 1982 by David Brower, the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club. Writer James William Gibson has written several timely wolf articles for EIJ that can be found on their website.
Below is the first paragraph of the story. Click on the text for the rest. The print edition can be purchased online or in most bookstores.
“Stephanie looked in her rear-view mirror and watched as the black Suburban descended upon her Jeep. She punched the accelerator in an effort to put some distance between the two vehicles, but the Suburban kept gaining. Matthew, riding shotgun, turned in his seat to watch it.”