Keep Gray Wolves Under Federal Protection

Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Keep gray wolves on the endangered species list

The U.S. government has recently made the decision to lift federal protection from the endangered gray wolf species.  Many experts in the field of animal conservation say that this is a horrible idea that could halt the expansion of the species.  The official ruling on the matter has not been made, leaving time to fight against this plan.

The gray wolf is very important to nature.  Wolves remove sick and injured animals, keeping the rest of the animal population healthy.  As the gray wolf population grows, we also see an increase in the populations of beaver, red fox, and various plants and trees.  Since there has been an overall increase in gray wolves over the past few decades, federal authorities have decided that they no longer need protection. However, this is far from the case.  Hunting and environmental loss continue to be issues that threatens the species.  Without protection, the species may be overpowered by these issues, and the years of rebuilding the population will be lost.

Public comment regarding this issue is being taken now.  Please petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep the gray wolf on the endangered species list.  They still need our protection just as much as ever.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

Plans are underway to remove the gray wolf from endangered species status.  I am writing to tell you that this is an unwise decision, as gray wolves still need our protection.

There may have been an overall increase in the gray wolf population over the years, but due to illegal, unregulated hunting and environmental distress, the gray wolf population has already seen a significant decline in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana since the 1990s.  If the species loses all federal protection, we may see this same decline across the country.  Gray wolves are incredibly important to nature as they remove ill, injured, and weak animals from the population.  This keeps disease at bay and ensures that the rest of the population of elk, caribou, bison, and other animals are strong.  In fact, we have even seen an increase in several other species’ populations in areas where the gray wolves have been reintroduced.

The gray wolf population may be increasing in many areas of the U.S., but they still need our protection.  We do not have complete control of the issues that threaten the species, and these issues will overpower the population.  Please reconsider the idea to remove federal protection from the gray wolves for the sake of the species and the rest of the environment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons via Flickr

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12 Comments

  1. Queniart Pascal says:

    l’homme tue par plaisir et c’est 1 idiot car les animaux sont essentiels pour la nature,tandis que lui non

  2. It is wrong trying to destroy a species, regardless which. It is wrong to murder innocent animals, especially out of pleasure or greed. STOP THE KILLING!!!!!!

  3. lasorciererouge says:

    L’humain est l’animal le plus dangereux sur terre car il se croit supérieur à toutes vies.

    Il est une horreur de la nature.

  4. EVERYBODY’S J O B, BLESSING, DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT, NURTURE, EMBRACE & SANCTIFY ALL LIFE!! YOU NEGLECT & DESTROY ANY & YOU ARE DAMNING YOURSELF & THE REST OF US YOU CAUSE UNNECESSARY DOOM. DO THE RESPONSIBLE & THRIVE! Peace in Love, Tarya

  5. Let’s protect the wolves and let them eliminate vermin like rats, thereby halting spread of many diseases. Don’t forget that dogs are descendants of wolves.

  6. Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

  7. KatWrangler says:

    If federal protection is removed, the gray wolf will disappear in the blink of an eye. Again.

    After all the effort and money spent successfully reintroducing the gray wolf back into their natural habitat, it’s criminal to send them to the brink of extinction, again. Which is what will happen if you let ranchers have their way.

    Humans have much more negative impact than any apex predator – wolves, cougars, bears – can EVER have. Livestock carry more disease than bison and elk.

  8. mike roll says:

    It’s disgusting how governments around the world think that this planet is theirs and they bring death and destruction whever they feel like it.I’d like to inform them this is EVERYONE AND EVERYTHINGS PLANET! No man should have the right to decide which animals should die because they make them money by their deaths.Fuck the govt.Who the fuck do all these suit and tie jerk offs think they are?

  9. janssens helena says:

    first there where wolfs than they where almost no wolfs than they started a save the wolfs program and now they want to kill them again!!! where is the logical in this? leave the wolfs alone!!!!!

  10. draya bloxam draya bloxam says:

    Wolves need to be protected everywhere the government tries to tell us that the wolf population is high but statistics say otherwise. It is clear wolves are in danger in many parts of the world. I live in an area of Canada which has two different species of wolf which according to the government are lesser vulnerable species, yet in 21 years of my life living around the wooded areas i have never seen either species of wolf.
    I have seen every large animal species in this area multiple times i have even seen moose on almost a dozen occasions and they are suppose to have a lower population than wolves. Yet still i have never seen a wolf even though there are two different species both of which the government has listed as least vulnerable, than why have i not seen or heard any signs of these animals in my entire life!?!?!

  11. It’s always and everywhere the same:
    “hunters” – mostly the minority of a country’s people, full of inferiority complexes and with pathological pleasure in torturing and killing are stealing the predator’s prey, so they have to search for their food in the neighborhood of people whose proximity they would actually prefer to avoid.
    BUT MAN TENDS TO DENY THE STUPIDITY OF HIS OWN KIND !
    So, the real problems are the so-called “hunters” – should we kill them now instead of the predators, because our human society apparently prefers lethal solutions of their self-made problems?
    Or should we better prefer to absolutely illegalize “hunting” – limit our habitat and finally stay away from natural areas with wildlife just as we demand from other creatures – prefer to reduce the excess production of meat which mostly ends in dumpsters anyway, which leads indirectly to acidification of our fields, for which a disproportionate amount of climate-hostile gas is produced, for which we need to use too much antibiotis and so cause the spread of multi-resistant pathogens – impose our ranchers to establish adequate fencing – promote better education about nature and wildlife – stop to let our cattle die a wretched death in trucks and on ships in the name of globalization – finally start to get the essential function of a natural-balanced environment into the backward awareness of people ???
    We should not wait too long to respond to these rhetorical questions predictively. Time is faster than our alleged intelligence and we’re running out of time !
    WE’VE ALREADY PASSED MORE THAN HALF OF THE WAY TO OUR OWN EXTINCTION, WE’RE JUST TOO BLIND TO SEE !!!
    Who, do we think, will our violence, torture and murder loving cousins take for their satisfaction when wildlife is gone and they are bored to torture and kill bred and fenced creatures?
    Whom, do we believe, will our greedy fellows chase away or leave without any basics to live, if noone will be there but us, standing between them and power?
    “Without respect for life, mankind has no future.” -Albert Schweitzer-

  12. Michael Guest says:

    You must start taking further action to protect the wolves and their numbers. Doing nothing will not help. Plese do the right things for the future of wildlife. Fight back and don’t give up.

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