Call to Keep Gray Wolf Protections in PlacePosted by Chris Green, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on December 4, 2013
We need your help to protect gray wolves today!
You may have heard the shocking news that plans are underway to delist nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This means these wolves would be “fair game” and not protected under the ESA.
As regional hearings are being held on the issue, a letter is being circulated in Congress urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to abandon agency plans to delist the wolves. Removing these protections would leave gray wolves at the mercy of the states, many of which still view the wolf as a mere pest to be exterminated.
Since 2011, nearly 1,500 gray wolves have been killed in several U.S. States. Indeed, Montana recently issued 6,000 wolf-hunting permits for only 625 wolves currently remaining in the state –– greatly hastening their chances of eradication. Similarly, Wisconsin just allowed wolves to be hunted with dogs, killing more than 181 of these iconic American animals in just a few weeks.
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva and Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick are trying to get as many of their fellow Congresspersons to sign onto the letter by the December 10 deadline. We need your help to support them!
Please call your Senators and Representative today to voice your opposition to the gray wolf delisting, and ask them to sign on to the Grijalva-Fitzpatrick letter to Secretary Jewell.
We need your help to ensure that wolves and other wild animals are allowed to fully recover before being subjected to the perils of those who prefer to see them dead.
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