Help Gray Wolves Recover Protection Status

Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe

Goal: Ensure that gray wolves in the Northern Rockies are relisted under the Endangered Species Act

In 2011 the population of gray wolves inhabiting the Northern Rocky Mountains lost their Endangered Species Act protection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted control to the states of Idaho and Montana to manage the local gray wolf population. The states have mismanaged control of the wolf population and it is time for these animals to recover their endangered species protection. Urge FWS Director Daniel Ashe to conduct a status review of wolves in the Northern Rockies that will restore endangered status protection.

The animal conservation group Defenders of Wildlife recently filed a legal petition to request that FWS officials immediately conduct a status review and analysis of threats to the wolves. Since losing their endangered species protection, over 1,000 wolves have lost their lives to hunters, trappers, and government officials in Idaho alone. Idaho’s governor recently signed a bill into law that establishes a Wolf Control Board to manage the population. Opponents claim that taxpayer money will be used to aggressively kill wolves down to a mere population of 100-150, the minimum amount designated by the federal delisting plan.

Urge the FWS to conduct a review of the wolves and to relist them under the Endangered Species Act. Based on Idaho’s track record and future plans, it is clear that state officials should not be granted authority to manage the wolf population.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Ashe,

I support the recent legal petition filed by Defenders of Wildlife that calls for an immediate status review for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. Since their delisting in 2009, the wolves have suffered severe population loss and it is clear that state officials in Idaho and Montana are not able to effectively manage their local wolf populations.

When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the wolves, it identified several causes that could initiate a status review and analysis of threats, to determine if relisting is warranted. Changes in state laws, such as those recently enacted in Idaho, fit these criteria. Accordingly, a review should commence as quickly as possible to ensure the long-term survival of Northern Rockies gray wolves.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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14 Comments

  1. Lina Cochran says:

    Save our animalz.plz

  2. paula eaton says:

    Put all wolves on the endangered species list. Stop the slaughter.

    • Put a bullet in the guts of every wolf. They are vermin.

      • Wolves are not vermin. People who think as you do are.

        • Roxana Cazares says:

          You’re absolutely right Mareli! There’s scientific facts that support the avoidance of hunters results in a vibrant ecosystem.
          you have to watch the video “Radioactive Wolves Of Chernobyl”, it demonsthttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dK99dvJO5PY ates that even in theworst sscenario, the ecosystemwill be heahealthier without human intervention. Please watch this video:

  3. “Someone must speak for them. I do not see a delegation for the four footed. I see no seat for eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior, but we are after all a mere part of the Creation.” — Oren Lyons, ONONDAGA
    “Listen to the howl of our spiritual brother, the wolf, for how it goes with him, so it goes for the natural world.”
    — Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman, Traditional Circle of Elders

  4. heaven leigh dunn says:

    Whats going to happen when hunter hunt all wildlife to extinction and there are no more money for them and kill the earth what are we going to do then??nothing except die

    • You are a complete idiot! Hunters and sportsmen are the true conservationists responsible for preserving our native wildlife.

      • I fail to see how hunting animals could possibly be an act of conservation. You preserve animals so you can kill them. You take the strongest, largest game and leave the weaklings to the herd. The wolf culls the weak and sick and adds to the health of the entire species. The fact man thinks we can “manage” wildlife is complete nonsense, and anyone who buys into the rhetoric of being a conservationist whilst killing animals for game is the true idiot.

      • Roxana Cazares says:

        Russell, are you on crack? Because what you just said is equivalent as if we were to say. ..”pdophiliacs are the true preserves of children’s childhoods, and the most fit to manage young children. Your claim is beyond ridiculous.

  5. Roxana Cazares says:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dK99dvJO5PY

    I saw a video that proves that wolves don’t need to be managed by hunters, and even in the worst possible scenario, deers and Elk population flourish with wolves.

    Please watch!

  6. Roxana Cazares says:

    You’re absolutely right Mareli! There’s scientific facts that support the avoidance of hunters results in a vibrant ecosystem.
    you have to watch the video
    “Radioactive Wolves Of Chernobyl”, http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dK99dvJO5PY

    This video demostrates, that even in theworst sscenario, the ecosystemwill be heahealthier without human intervention.

  7. Roxana Cazares says:

    Wolves belong here, they were here before all those wolf killer wankers arrived to this Land. It’s the cattle that has been imported to America. If wolves were the problem there wouldn’t be any elk or deer in the land by the time of the European immigration.

  8. Victoria Cole says:

    Why on earth would anyone believe hunters conserve the wildlife, they kill wolves because hunters want to kill their prey – what do they imagine kept world ecosystem in balance before they developed trapping, guns and bows?

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