Wolf Warriors the time is now. There isn’t a more important moment to save wolves then right now. The anti-wolf forces in Congress are lining up to strip gray wolves from the endangered species act. We must stop this!! Please call your US Senators and Congressman but don’t stop there, call EVERY US Senator and Congressman. Flood the capital phone lines. Here’s the number. (202) 224- 3121
Everything we’ve worked for to protect wolves could be gone in a flash. Wolves will be left to the mercy of the states, there will be slaughter.
Not only call Senators and Congressman but President Obama. His Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, is supporting western governors who want to bypass the courts and press for legislation that will strip gray wolves of their ESA protections FOREVER.
We must rally the way wolves do to show confidence in our knowledge that we can win this battle. Powerful forces are behind this latest assault on wolves. The usual suspects ranchers, hunters and outfitters are involved but behind the scenes Sportsmen For (Killing) Fish and Wildlife and The Safari Club to name just a few, I’m sure are the pulling strings. We’ve known for some time the Safari Club would love to see the ESA gutted .
A View To A Kill
We know what we’re up against. We can’t let them kill America’s wolves. Wolves don’t belong to them, neither do grizzlies or any of our wildlife. Our wildlife belongs to no man. What right do these people have to take away wildlife watchers ability to view animals in their natural state, meaning not dead.
President Obama do you want to go down in history as the President who gutted the ESA? What political advantage will this accomplish for you, besides firing up the environmental community to never vote for you ever again and tarnish your legacy? Think about what you will be doing to our wildlife if you let your rancher Interior Secretary team up with the anti-wolf forces? You have the ability to stop this insanity. Please do!!!
White House Contact Information: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/?ec=7
FROM WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT:
Take Action for Wolves & the ESA Now:
Tell them to protect the Endangered Species Act
Tell President Obama to protect the Endangered Species Act
According to a November 29 article in the Washington Post, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made a back-room pledge to Western governors yesterday that the administration will back congressional efforts to strip gray wolves of their endangered species status.
Salazar also issued a public statement yesterday that he supported legislative delisting for gray wolves. The Endangered Species Act requires that decisions on delisting be based on the best available science, and never before has a species been taken off the endangered species list by an act of Congress that would amend the act.
This hugely disappointing idea coming from an administration that has made promises to base decisions on science violates the integrity of the Endangered Species Act by setting a destructive precedent for removing endangered species protections from any animal that faces political opposition.
Supporters of wolves and other wildlife need to flood the White House and their U.S. Senators with protests against the Secretary’s plan to use Congress for an end-run around the Endangered Species Act.
Please, call or write right away and tell everyone you know to do the same. None of our wildlife is safe if the Obama administration is willing to let political considerations trump science and law.
The White House phone line for comments is: 202-456-1111
FROM THE NRDC:The US Senate is moving legislation that would bypass the courts and lead to the mass killing of endangered wolves. It could pass in the next two weeks.
Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at: (202) 224- 3121. Ask to be connected to the offices of your two senators. Staffers in your senators’ offices will be happy to register your opinion.
Urge your senators to protect wolves by opposing the Baucus-Tester bill (S.3864: “Restoring State Wildlife Management Act of 2010”) — and any other bill that would remove wolves from the Endangered Species List.
Be sure to tell your senators to oppose any attempt to attach the Baucus-Tester bill to a spending bill.
These calls will take only a few minutes of your time but could help spell the difference between life and death for wolves across the Northern Rockies.
Do NOT assume that your senators will defend wolves because they are pro-wildlife or pro-environment. Many such senators will be under tremendous pressure to support this measure if it is attached to a spending bill.
This bill is a blatant attempt to bypass court orders and good science, which say that wolves should remain on the Endangered Species List, protected from mass killing, until they’re fully recovered.
Congress has never before removed an animal from the Endangered Species List. The Baucus-Tester bill will not only lead to the slaughter of wolves, it will set a terrible precedent by replacing scientific judgment with political calculation — undermining the very basis of the Endangered Species Act.
The return of wolves to Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies is one of America’s greatest conservation success stories. Don’t let Congress turn that success into slaughter.
Please stand up for wolves by calling your senators today!!
Please call your two senators today and register your opposition — for the sake of wolf survival!
FROM DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE:
Take A Stand Against Anti-Wolf Proposals in Congress
Members of Congress like Texas’s Chet Edwards and Montana’s Denny Rehberg have introduced legislation aimed at limiting federal efforts to ensure a healthy future for wolves.
These lawmakers are threatening not only the viability of wolves in the Northern Rockies, but the very foundation of the Endangered Species Act.
Sign our petition now and let Congress know that science, not politics should guide management of America’s wolves….
PLEASE ACT IMMEDIATELY, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
WOLVES NEED US IN THIS DARK HOUR!! WE MUST STOP THIS!! NO PROTECTED ANIMAL WILL EVER BE SAFE AGAIN. STAND FOR WOLVES!!
U.S. wants to lift protections for wolf and grizzly
Governors seek ‘road map’ for N. Rockies wolves
By BEN NEARY and MATTHEW BROWN
The Associated Press
Monday, November 29, 2010; 7:59 PM
Photos: Courtesy Western Watersheds Project, NRDC, kewlwallpapers.com
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Endangered Species Act
Tags: Dire Emergency for wolves, Attack on the ESA, stripping gray wolves of their Esa protections, Ken Salazar, Western Governors, Obama Administration letting wolves down