Wolves Need Their Families to Survive
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Wild Earth Guardians
June 2014

ACTION

Tell Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe to keep wolf families protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Sign this online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

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

Dan Ashe
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
dan_ashe@fws.gov
online contact form

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Wolves need the freedom to roam in order to disperse from northern states including Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Landscapes like Rocky Mountain National Park and the San Juan mountains in Colorado, large portions of Utah, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon are still waiting for wolves to return. With severe hunting and trapping pressure in most of Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, dispersing wolves are frequently shot, trapped or otherwise killed and the source population for dispersing wolves is drastically reduced. If wolves are delisted in the lower 48 states before they have returned to the many places where humans caused extirpation, it is unlikely they will ever return.

I'm writing to ask you not to delist wolves before they are recovered throughout their range. Many of our landscapes still need wolves, and wolves need room to roam. The scientific peer review of the delisting rule could not have been more clear: the delisting rule is fatally flawed. Delisting is premature and scientifically unsound. No legitimate basis for delay exists. The next step is clear: keep your promise to follow the science and rescind the flawed rule. Wolves need the protections of the Endangered Species Act to return to their rightful place in ecosystems across the United States.


My Father's Day Wish

wolf pupMy dadís a stud!

He traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles striking out on his own. Heís got a pioneering spirit. Heís resilient, tough, and independent.

All that helped him stay alive in new territory.

Then he found my mom, somehow.

And then my littermates and I were born, just a few weeks ago, in southern Oregon. I have a special request for Fatherís Day: please tell our government not to delist my dad. Keep our species protected by the Endangered Species Act!

I am from the first litter of wolves born in Southern Oregon in eighty years, and I probably would have never been born were it not for the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Iím too little to have a name yet, but my dad has several; heís OR7, or Journey, and heís an amazing traveler. Sadly, he didnít find any other wolves on his travels, so he came back to Oregon where he met my mom, who is also an impressive traveler.

To grow up strong, I need my dad. If wolves are taken off the Endangered Species list, our whole family will be in danger. If my mom or dad is killed, I wonít survive. Please tell Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe to protect us under the Endangered Species Act.

When I grow up, Iíd love to travel like my dad and make it to new places where I can make a home and find a mate. Without protection I might not be able to travel very far. Itís dangerous out there. Wolves like me are only going to make it back to our old homesólike the Southern Rockies, the Grand Canyon, and Utahóif weíre protected from hunters, trappers, and other perils.

So please help keep us safe by writing to Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe and tell them to keep wolves protected under the Endangered Species Act.

In honor of my dad...
wolf pup 


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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