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One Voice’s national actions in March are calling for respect for wolves


Mis à jour le 09 June 2022

After having been exterminated for centuries, wolves have come back to France but are struggling to surpass the vital threshold of 500 individuals. The State organises the slaughter of more than one hundred of them each year. One Voice has submitted a plea to the State Council every year to protect them. On Saturday 12 March (or Sunday 13 and Saturday 19 March for some events), in eighteen departments (see below), activists from the Association are raising public awareness of these united and sentient beings that are essential for our ecosystems.

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Despite help from the State that compensates them, hunters and farmers pursue wolves even though their species is legally protected. Groups of armed poachers are even created to kill them. Lately, there is even an agricultural union that has called in two departments to massacre wolves. And each year, bodies are found. Last September, a hanged wolf was exhibited in front of a town hall... The Ministry for the Ecological Transition, under the ‘Wolf Plan’ framework, sets quotas for growing slaughterhouses year after year. Even this year, one in five wolves will be slaughtered, which is tragic for the individuals concerned, for the state of the packs in France, and ultimately constitutes a blow to the international regulations on biodiversity.

Unable to accept cohabiting with wild canines, farmers and hunters put pressure on the authorities to be able to massacre wolves. Why? They do not see them as predators of their own prey. And they only perceive nature and its inhabitants through the prism of the profit that they can make from it in the short term, instead of anticipating the future.

However, wolves are an integral part of our country’s biodiversity. They participate in its preservation as well as in that of our land and all have their place by our side. We must re-learn to tolerate these extremely intelligent, sentient and wise beings who deserve our respect. They have so much to teach us, namely on solidarity which is essential to them.

We refuse to have the rules dictated to our leaders by those few citizens who are hostile to the natural world. We demand that our leaders stop making regular breaches of international regulations for endangered species and definitively prohibit new culling.
Year after year, One Voice attacks the State Council on the decrees allowing the slaughter of more wolves. But even when the Association obtained the annulment of the decree and therefore the illegality of the shootings a posteriori, as the State Council decided again last year, wolves are dead and they only have themselves to blame. One Voice is fighting for them, for their existence, for the preservation of their habitat, for the restoration of their reputation. The petition launched by the Association has already gained over 69,000 signatures.

Our events are subject to change up until the last minute, due to weather or permission reasons. You can consult the event link before going. We update them live.





Department

TOWN

Facebook Event

Precise Location

Time (and date if different to 12/03)

74

Annecy

https://www.facebook.com/events/1272574779931419

65, rue Carnot

2:30pm to 4:30pm

60

Beauvais

https://www.facebook.com/events/507313900966194

15, rue Carnot

3:30pm to 5:00pm

33

Bordeaux

https://www.facebook.com/events/975192419791220

Place de la Comédie

1:30pm to 4:30pm on 13 March

05

Digne-les-Bains

https://www.facebook.com/events/2765612320407324

69, Boulevard Gassendi

11:30am to 2:00pm on 13 March

14

Falaise

https://www.facebook.com/events/491746512349258

Place Belle-Croix

8:00am to 11:00am

17

La Rochelle

https://www.facebook.com/events/351115616907425

Cours des Dames

2:30pm to 4:00pm

59

Lille

https://www.facebook.com/events/509830144098084

Grand'Place

Note: postponed to another date (blocked by heavy goods vehicles)

69

Lyon

https://www.facebook.com/events/168124871878046/

Place Saint Jean

2:30pm to 4:30pm on 13 March

57

Metz

https://www.facebook.com/events/662604558524230

64, Rue Serpenoise

2:30pm to 4:00pm

34

Montpellier

https://www.facebook.com/events/1135115370584520/

Place de la Comédie, in the middle of the march on climate change.

Note: postponed to 9 April due to torrential rain

44

Nantes

https://www.facebook.com/events/203740421888550

Place Royale

3:30pm to 5:00pm

06

Nice

https://www.facebook.com/events/693750618294996

Place Garibaldi

11:30am to 1:00pm

75

Paris / Special event

https://www.facebook.com/events/203740421888550

Nation NOTE: One Voice is joining the march organised by Voix des Loups [Voice for Wolves] which will re-join the march on climate change

12:30pm to 4:30pm

76

Rouen

https://www.facebook.com/events/487818929592682

Place de la Calende

2:30pm to 4:00pm

67

Strasbourg

https://www.facebook.com/events/950394689173859

Place du Corbeau

2:00pm to 4:00pm

37

Tours

https://www.facebook.com/events/623194855413009

Place Jean Jaurès

2:30pm to 4:00pm

10

Troyes

https://www.facebook.com/events/336367331741981

71, Rue Émile Zola

3:30pm to 5:00pm on 19 March

Translated from the French by Joely Justice

Julia Mothé
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Sab | Sunday 13 March 2022

Il faut arrêter de massacrer les loups qui ont plus que leur place sur notre planète. Ils sont même essentiels !!! L'humain est trop stupide pour le comprendre !!!

Françoise | Friday 11 March 2022

RESPECT DES LOUPS !

Françoise | Friday 11 March 2022

RESPECTONS LA VIE DES LOUPS !

trochu | Friday 11 March 2022

Encore une fois, merci à vous ONE VOICE, pour venir en aide aux loups et dénoncer, informer la population de tous les massacres et tueries dont ils sont victimes au quotidien en France, alors que ce sont des animaux protégés et qu'ils doivent le rester au même titre que les lynx, ours et renards, aucun animal "n'est nuisible" ce terme devrait être proscrit tout simplement, car le seul grand et unique "nuisible" est et reste l'homme ! Je ne comprends pas ce besoin et envie de tuer et tuer des animaux sous prétexte qu'ils dérangent, mais c'est l'homme qui dérange tous ces animaux, à travers la déforestation massive, en monopolisant toujours plus de place, et en envahissant constamment les habitats naturels de tous les animaux, mais de cela, personne n'en parle c'est sûr, il est plus simple et facile de rendre responsable tous les animaux.