Wyoming's Wolves Need Your Help

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Originally Posted: 13 December 2011

Wyoming's Wolves Need Your Help

FROM Sierra Club

ACTION

Tell the Obama administration that we need a responsible plan to manage Wyoming's wolf population -- one based on sound science, not politics. Under this deal, wolves in most of the state could be chased to exhaustion and gunned down by anyone at any time. This would have a devastating impact on Wyoming's wolf population.


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Sign an online petition:
https://secure2.convio.net/sierra/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7433

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Dan Ashe, Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(800) 344-WILD (9453)
web email form: http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm

Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington DC 20240
phone (202) 208-3100
fax (202) 208-6950stop
feedback@ios.doi.gov

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500
phone (202) 456-1111
fax (202) 456-2461
web email form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact~

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Gray wolves are majestic icons of the Rocky Mountains, but they have been struggling to survive hunting and destruction of their habitat for over a century. Now they're making a comeback, but a deal that the Obama administration just made with the state of Wyoming could reverse that comeback.

Under this deal, wolves in most of the state could be chased to exhaustion and gunned down by anyone at any time. This would have a devastating impact on Wyoming's wolf population.

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Wolves in Wyoming are finally making a comeback, after years of struggling to survive. But this plan would allow wolves to be hunted to exhaustion or shot on sight by anyone, at any time, in nearly 90% of the state.

We do need a plan to manage the wolf population of Wyoming. But this plan should be based on sound science, not politics. I urge you to withdraw this agreement and make a new one that acknowledges the ecological importance of wolves in the Rockies and works to preserve a healthy population.

Additionally, any plan for wolf management should treat wolves the same throughout the state. It makes no sense to have one set of rules for wolves near National Parks and other protected areas and another set for wolves everywhere else. I urge you to consider a plan in which wolves have a protected "trophy game" status throughout the state. This way there would be some controls on wolf killing and all wolf hunting would require a license.

Please consider withdrawing this plan and working out a more reasonable agreement, based on sound science and with the objective of maintaining a healthy wolf population in Wyoming.

Sincerely...


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