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Originally Posted: June 14, 2013
[Ed. Note: All-Creatures.org reminds you that eliminating wolves is solely for the purpose of "protecting livestock." If you are eating beef, YOU just might be directly responsible for slaughtering wolves.]
Since 1973 wolves have been protected under the Endangered Species Act. In 1978 those protections were expanded to include wolves across most of the lower 48 states. In the past two years, protections have been removed for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes. States in these regions have instituted aggressive hunting and trapping seasons resulting in more than 1,600 wolf deaths.
Tell Fish and Wildlife to reject this highly destructive, premature plan abandoning wolves across the American landscape.
Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2010-0086
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-FDM
Arlington, VA 22203
1-800-344-WILD - 1-800-344-9453
online email form - http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
I am writing to express my concern over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service's proposal to remove protections for wolves across most of the lower
48 states. This move will open the door to rampant wolf killing and mark an
end of further recovery for these magnificent creatures.
The recovery of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes has seen tremendous success. The job of recovery, however, is not done -- removal of Endangered Species Act protections in these two regions has exposed wolves to inconsistent and unwieldy state management. State programs seek to drastically reduce wolf populations, which has resulted in a wholesale wolf slaughter -- to the horror of conservationists, animal lovers and ordinary citizens across the country.
Wolves are loved by many for their close family ties, beauty and spirit. It is deeply sad to see so many wolves die in what are too often gruesome circumstances.
Scientists have identified suitable habitat for wolves in the southern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, Northeast and elsewhere. The people and ecosystems of these regions would benefit from wolves, who will not survive here if the pending decision is finalized. I strongly oppose the proposal to remove protections for wolves in these and other areas.
Please do not give up on wolf recovery in such an early state of success -- don't remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the lower 48 states.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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