Contact The Infamous 81 Senators Who Voted To Delist Wolves In The Northern Rockies

April 15, 2011

Please make sure you  contact the 81 Senators who sacrificed the Northern Rockies gray wolves, especially the Democrats who betrayed their party and wolves for Jon Tester’s Senate seat. Only three Democrats voted no.

Let them know not only did they throw wolves under the bus but they gutted the Endangered Species Act and opened the door for any species to be delisted that gets in the way of  someone’s political agenda. Further tell them  you’ll be changing your party affiliation to Independent. They’ve done irreparable damage to the Democrat party and Endangered Species Act. We’ll  keep them updated on the coming wolf hunts and slaughter. Too bad they didn’t do their homework and only listened to one  side of the story before they made their fateful decision.

This delisting included Montana and Idaho (with no judicial review), parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah. Wyoming was not included in this bill. Wyoming was delisted later by Ken Salazar, Interior Secretary.

*Wyoming Delisting 

“In August 2012, 15 months after the gray wolf was taken off the Endangered Species list in Idaho and Montana, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it is officially handing over management to the State of Wyoming as well (read Wyoming’s revised wolf plan here and GYC’s comments on the Wyoming plan here). The flawed plan will be in place by Sept. 30, 2012, in time for Wyoming’s hunting season on wolves to begin Oct. 1. Read our comments on the proposed hunts here.” Greater Yellowstone Coalition


US Senators Contact Information


The 81 Senators Who Voted Yes On the Budget/Wolf Slaughter Bill. Most were Democrats, only three Democrats voted no: Patrick Leahy-VT, Ron Wyden D-OR, Carl Levin D-MI and one Independent, Bernie Sanders-VT.


All Senators Who Voted Yes On The Budget Bill/Wolf Delisting Rider

 (Democrat Names Are In Red)


Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
*Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)


Senate Democrats Who Voted No On The Budget/Wolf Delisting Rider

Patrick Leahy-VT

Ron Wyden D-OR

Carl Levin D-MI


*Senate Republicans Who Voted No On The Budget/Wolf Delisting Rider

*Please don’t assume these Republican Senators are wolf advocates just because they voted no on the budget/wolf rider.  Because so many Democrats supported this bill, many Republicans, who did not support the budget bill but were in favor of wolf delisting  felt they could safely vote nay on the bill, knowing it would pass anyway.

Coburn (R-OK
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Rubio (R-FL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)


Senate Independents Who Voted No on the Budget/Wolf Delisting Rider

Bernie Sanders (I-VT)


Tester’s howling error

Congressionally delisting wolves could gut the ESA

by George Ochenski

Montana is already a national laughingstock thanks to the Republican legislature’s blatantly unconstitutional efforts to nullify federal laws on everything from guns to currency. Now comes Montana’s two U.S. Senators, Democrats Jon Tester and Max Baucus, who will only exacerbate the problem as they seek to congressionally exempt wolves from the Endangered Species Act—a precedent that may well make the act itself extinct.


Posted in: Wolf Wars, Endangered Species Act, Gray Wolves

Tags: Betrayal by US Senate Dems, gutting the ESA, abandoning wolves, bad precedent, wolf slaughter, wolf hunts, brutal state management of wolves, political expediency

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  1. If you check out Diane’s FB page, there is a “Defeat Tester 2012″ that Wolf Advocates created. I suggested that we really use this to our advantage and use something like “Defeat Obama and the 81″. Yes, I know Tester is a sleaze bag, but let’s face it, he certainly didn’t accomplish this all alone.

    • I’m all for it Rhonda. This man SHOULD NOT reap rewards for his deeds. But I blame the entire 81 Senators voted yes. Such a betrayal of our trust.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      • We can blame all the senators we want, but one thing is for sure, this wouldn’t have happened is it wasn’t for OBAMA..He could have stopped this, let’s face it, this government is as corrupt as mine back in Mexico, they just know how to hide it better…

      • That’s true Daniel because Obama signed the bill into law. BUT it would never have reached his desk if Harry Reid and the rest of the sellout Dems, who were supposed to care about wolves and the ESA, didn’t pass this horrible bill. Obama delisted wolves twice. It certainly couldn’t be worse under the Republicans, this admin has done more damage to our wolves and wild horses than Bush ever did and I’m not a Republican. Just speaking the truth.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,

  2. After all of this “black mail” (budget talks as they like to refer to them as) over ESA, Social Security, etc…
    It is high time we get our act together and DELIST the Senate, The House and the president.
    For those who swear to uphold the desires and the needs of there state, I only see serving there needs screw there state and all that reside in it.

    • I am with you on this one. They are dark and two faced cruel greedy people professing to help the people..look what they are doing to our beautiful wild life??

  3. There is NOT ONE Senator or Representative in the state of Washington that will ever receive my vote nor trust again after the DE-listing of Wolves and weakened if not destroyed the strength of the E.S.A..
    They caved and yet they still get paid by these gullible assholes that admire them. As history has shown your predecessor was admired once and he shot himself. (Adolf Hitler)

    • The sad thing Ward is the wolves in Washington state are under siege. The Lookout Pack is decimated, they’ve had four wolves poached from that pack including the pup’s bloody pelt those low lifes tried to send Fed-Ex. The alpha female is missing and presumed dead. Your wolves have barely come back home and already they are being eradicated.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      • me biiiig heart for wolf are kaput, after 133 wolf is dead, im in denmark, can only write to anti-wolf-hate, again- again, I love wolf so most– in 60 yers, thank for all :-))) for beautifull wolf. NABEKI.


    • Hi Regina,
      They would never allow the wolves to be removed to safety, they want them here so they can use and abuse them. This is the same thing that happened to wolves a hundred years ago. Apparently we learned nothing from the extermination of wolves in the West.

      I’m bracing for what’s coming in a few months. we lived through this in 2009 and now they’re delisted again, all because some hater figured out they could get the hateful politicians to do an end run around the ESA. They didn’t even last a year on the list. So incredibly sad.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

    • I too was so happy when we brought them back – and adopted one of the Sawtooth Pack that later was turned over to the Nez Perce. I should have know that the minds of haters never grow or accept the truth – we brought them back to be sacrificed and that really lays on my mind and very heavy too – why I even thought everybody felt like I did – I don’t know – I am so sorry that we ever brought them back – but it’s too late and to stop this killing – I no longer know what to do – well I know – but it’s against the law -

      • Let no law stop you on this war…yes it is now a war that they have declared on us and the wolves since the first wolf life was lost..BESIDES what kind of respect does a law that allows this slaughter to happen with any punishment deserve?
        It is time to FIGHT back, not with petitions or phone calls, but real action…

      • Please, think about the source of laws. Look deeper?

        State Legislators Matter !
        Know who are you voting for by reseaching at and
        > search by state to know corporate lobbyists running for office.

        Work with a citizens group to network for a write-in candidate if a corporate lackey is running un-contested. Since Citizen United the game is all new and more devious than ever. That is not an overstatement. Never give up

    • It is actually very, very difficult to read things written in all caps.

      Thank you for your vow never to do this in the future.

      The comment above DOES recognise that a strategy must be formed.

      1. Since wolf advocates, for better or worse, are looked upon as single-issue outliers in an electoral systems controlled and balanced by two partisan groups – with the corollary that if one loses the other gains – one must be extremely careful to which party one gives advantage.
      a) we know that the Republican party is largely unified in their quest to diminish all sectors of federal responsibility, activity, and control of governance EXCEPT for making war (although this is a generality, until that party withdraws from this agenda, it should not be regarded as an alternative. In this reality is your strategic mistake:

      1) There is a continuing fight which those perceiving the Wolf outside of its necessary wildland system are here failing to understand: In Utah, for instance, (ID and MT too) the state is attempting repeatedly to gain all federal lands in order to develop greater “recreation” capacity, which they define as roads. I have posted here the problem with roads and wolves.

      2) you will not succeed politically. You might make slow inroads IF you approach the issue armed with knowledge persistence, and rational arguments.

      3) White people constantly ignore and sideline the alternative culture which lived with wolves for thousands of yeass, often understanding, sometimes sufficiently revering these Others. I recommend that the People reading from Michigan, WI< Ontario, MN, ND Manitoba, contact the Ojjibwe with the intent of understanding. In the Rockies, please look to the many tribes involved there, as well as in WA and the far West. Every tribal tradition has something to teach, whether about respect for the land and the life upon it, or specifically about proper human interaction. You will notice that they are regaining significance due to their positive outlook – this is a force you need.

      4) I am still as outraged as I was since teenage, about the ravaging and killing, and so sometimes take notice of some activities not worthy of mention. However, I have also mentioned in previous comment, and will repeat: There are some practical manuals extant which you can easily find, should your disgust cause you to actually take action. will allow to read free their Wolf Hunt Manual, and elsewhere you can download a free copy of the updated "ecodefense"

      Should you choose to involve yourself in responding to the killing in such ways, you will do best not to align yourself formally with groups, as it is most important that most groups not be perceived as action-oriented.

      2. Therefore I offer , as I did in a previous comment on this site, the idea that you should MAKE COALITION with wildlands advocates, bird advocates ( a huge group! Birds are impacted by human development, overacquisition of domestic pets, wildland connectivity loss, wetland loss (wolves survive in wetlands – they are habitat generalists – all they need are sufficient numbers of prey)), conservation science, native american and other groups with tolerant or welcoming views toward the Wolf.

      3. Additionally, should you be in school, I hope you will study biology, ecology; if not in school, get some basic texts on these and learn, with the intent of helping the wolf, individual and species, survive. (I have a background in psychology, and also study animal behaviour, which has given some insight into human behaviour, which DOES NOT DIGRESS from that of other animals. I recommend that wherever your own interests or past is formed, that you begin there, with an eye to save the wolf from the humans of this present culture)

      Wolves are killed at a hugely greater rate where road density exceeds one road 3/4 mile in length through a square mile of habitat. This is due to poaching and hunting. these people do not get far, but will use every dirt road to kill. The next highest cause of wolf mortality is traffic – humans killing wolves with motor vehicles.

      Therefore you can begin to understand that ALL the groups supporting republicans, from land developers, private land grabbers mining logging, ranching interests, real estate agents, large businesses seeing financial advantage in human population increase, religions, and others you can itemise on your own, ALL are forces which will kill the Wolf.

      I have no answer to your rather simplistic idea of rejection of one evil for another, comprising an even greater evil, other than to reject it.
      I happen to vote Green, although that party has numerous flaws.
      I almost constantly write to legislators, administrators, and others on wolf issues.

      However, I can see by the nature of many of the comments that those commentors clearly do NOT.
      If they did, they would have to write in terms that:
      1. showed their desire to create a better vision, one of conservation of native species and unexploited land into the future.
      2. Develop compromises with extant powers with the intent of using only, ONLY, nonlethal "management" methods of the wolf. These groups exist – Keystone Conservation, People and Carnivores, programs of Defenders of Wildlife (If you enter such an organisation, remember to voice your adamancy about any compromise that kills wolves or other carnivores), and several others.
      3. Use biological and ecological findings to support their case.
      4. Sound rational, rather than write hysterically, in all caps, etc., saying nothing.

      You can write from the heart without appearing to be a candidate for the funny farm.

      Nabeki, you MUST consider the necessity of Strategy, and operate with an encompassing resilient plan.

      I have, in trying to be candid, written about strategies and methods which are not looked upon with favour by those in power. I have done so only in order to make you all aware that you are NOT powerless.
      Get such falsehoods out of your heads –
      It is because you DO have power, that you must invest it wisely as you can.
      If you want to exert political influence, you must persuade (everyone around, in addition to those you petition) rather than immediately appear to abandon anyone who is in the business of compromise.
      Politics IS compromise, and you will have to learn to deftly use it to your end:
      You have seen in the past, that republicans act like some Eastern societies, using violent intransigent opposition, in order to move the rhetoric away from the hands and goals of others.

      This comment is too long, but it is written as a result of the hysterical madness I see on every site that tries to help the wolf.

      Look to Dr. Maureen Hackett and the work of Howling for Wolves in Minnesota, a state which although at present denies their values, has had the opinions of citizens significantly changed through their work.
      Something good may come of it.

      Create coalition.
      Do not compromise – others will do that.
      Learn so that you may teach.
      Since HFJ is morally and passionately committed, create strategies to develop those who might feel as you do. Build on this.
      (To commentors) Use your feelings to ACT (I give a far greater proportion of my time and money, than you can imagine. What is your top priority? Do not comment with passion, unless you are willing to ACT with passion. Inflammatory knee-jerk spew on the internet is common, while, as you will see, only those committed to action will succeed. The republicans will take down and destroy the wildlands, the wolf, the health of the world – this is because they act, not merely because they are ignorant gun-crazed maniacs. )

      Am I reaching anyone here?

  5. This was just e-mailed to me from Max Baucus. If there is anything bigger than his ego right now, he probably wants it caught and shot right now…

    April 15, 2011

    Hi folks,

    This week we put an end to the hard-fought battle to delist wolves in Montana and return them to state management. It’s a huge victory for Montana and a common-sense solution that will give certainty to our ranchers, farmers and hunters once and for all.

    Since last August when District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled to return gray wolves in Montana to Federal management, the wolf issue has come up time and time again in my talks with folks all across the state.

    Montanans want this problem solved. No one, especially the federal government, knows how to better manage wolves than Montanans. We’ve proven it with a successful management plan and a successful wolf hunt. And that’s why, from the start, I vowed to resolve this issue for the people of our state and see it through to the end.

    The science is clear: With over 1700 wolves in the Northern Rockies, wolves are a recovered species. Don’t just take my word for it; that’s what scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service have determined. That’s why the Fish and Wildlife Service tried to remove Montana and Idaho’s wolves from the Endangered Species List back in 2009. The only problem was that without an approved management plan in Wyoming, the Fish and Wildlife Service couldn’t legally return wolves in Montana and Idaho to state management.

    My plan cuts through the red tape. It restores Montana’s ability to manage wolves in a way that works for ranchers, hunters and wolves.

    I’ve heard strong words of support from folks across the spectrum from the Montana Stockgrowers Association to the Montana Wildlife Federation.

    Errol Rice, Executive Vice President of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, tells me pushing this legislation through to the finish line is a real win for Montana’s family ranches, and it ensures Montana ranchers have the necessary tools to protect their cattle from wolves.

    And Tim Aldrich, Montana Wildlife Federation President, says this is great for Montana hunters and livestock producers. “For far too long we have been held hostage by litigation and political wrangling,” Tim says. “Wolves are recovered in our state. We have a science-based management plan, and Montana FWP is fully capable of responsibly managing wolves along with all the other wildlife that makes Montana the last, best place.”

    That’s why, for months I’ve been strongly urging Senator Reid to include my wolf provision in the budget compromise to fund the federal government.

    That’s just what he did. And yesterday, the President signed this into law. That means in 60 days, Montana will be rightfully back in control of our own wolf population.

    I’m so proud we got this done. By working together, we found a common-sense, Montana solution to an issue that matters to the people of our state.

    All the best,


    • Yeah, great news for hunters and ranchers because they are the only people who live in Montana. Cutting through the red tape: like that little thing known as “democracy”.

      Go to MT FWP website and its VERY clear what their -only- concern is… no concern for the wildlife, just to cater to the morons who get their kicks from leisurely slaughtering them.

      • I apologize for my language – but that whole letter is just bullshit – boy what an egoist – too bad they don’t have a big Tsunami that washed all those ever so righteous people away with one big wave -

    • Terrence….If you get another letter from Baucus, don’t even open it, just put a big F on the front with a line under it. Someone told me they did that with a fund raising letter for Obama. I think it sends a great message.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

    • Boycott beef.
      The industry has been usurped by Monsanto: GMO experimental animals, GMO alfalfa and grains (banned in most countries), an industry so cruel it had to enact the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), via ALEC lobbyists to prevent citizens knowing how animals are killed and tortured in slaughter houses.

      Now with the drought ranchers are stealing from the government they “hate” for handouts on false wolf kills and demanding entire packs being killed even after receiving their welfare checks. The beef industry also pushed for a gigantic sale of pink slime for school lunches through USDA lobby plants in the administration, immediately after the company went bankrupt, to prevent any lawsuits from sick children. The beef industry is simply heinous on every level.
      Boycott beef – remove your support of this anachronistic industry.

      Max – read the chapter on Montana in “Collapse”. Wake up.

    • What a pathetic pos

    • I sure hope that on their last day here on earth our creator has something special for these people when he sends them all straight to hell. All the way from Ken Salazar and Max Baucus to the goons and thugs working for the US Fish and Game services like Josh Bransford. AND HE STILL WORKS FOR THEM They don’t deserve to have a goldfish for a pet let alone be in charge of our nations wildlife and wilderness.Ignorance is no excuse.So many studies have been done ,The facts are out here.They are blinded by their greed and selfish ways.Shame on them all.We really need to get to DC….I’m up for a road trip who else is? Many howls to you Nabeki.Thanks for keeping us all so well informed.I know this is a heartbreaking job.and you efforts do not go unnoticed.Many howls to all SIster and Brother Wolves, Dancing Wolf

      • Agree100%

  6. Thanks for being inspired by our post on fb of using a demotivational poster of a security camera and it saying
    ‘Epic Fail’ for the response to this awful turn of events.

    With that being said, we need to oppose what’s going on by voting Obama out of office next year, in addition to the Senators and House members who voted for the bill. We need to only spend what we need to for the economy. Go to your library folks for reading books, watching movies, and listening to music. There are other ways to do stuff for free with materialism. Also you can hike, go on a walk, enjoy nature and it’s free. We must retake back America, for the Wolf!

    • Hi Mike,
      That was a total coincidence….I never saw your post.

      Great advise about down sizing our lives. We don’t need all the toys we think we do. I haven’t had a car payment for 10 years. I only buy what I can afford. Nature is out there waiting for us, there is so much to do.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

  7. So . . . what are we gonna do about this? Besides berating the Senators, I mean. Is there some positive step we can take to reverse the effects of this rider? I was thinking we could write to all of the pro-wolf orgs (particularly the four that didn’t sign off on the settlement, but even the others are worth a shot) and ask them to sue and have the rider overturned. The fact that it tries to insulate itself from judicial review means nothing. Under the constitution, no bill can do that. If someone sued they could ask for an injunction to stop any hunting while the judge reviews the case.

    The second possibility is pushing for our own separate congressional bill, that would either repeal the rider, or protect wolves in such a way as to render delisting from the ESA irrelevant. I don’t think this is as good of an idea as the court challenge, because it can take a long time to get a bill through Congress, and they might start hunting wolves in as little as 60 days. But it could be something to think about as a backup.

    A third possibility is . . . um . . . some sort of non-violent hunt sabotage . . . I am almost afraid to mention it, but for all I know it might not be illegal. Of course I have no idea how it would be organized and carried out.

    • CaptainSakonna…My thoughts are that if we could convince one or all the groups to sue, which they might already be considering, there is no guarantee that a judge would stop the hunts, as a matter of fact when the hunts started in 2009 Judge Molloy was asked to stop the hunts until the case was decided and he denied the injunction and the hunts went forward.

      Trying to find a champion to reverse the rider in Congress would be very difficult because there is no political will there to help wolves. You saw that 81 Senators voted for that bill knowing full well wolves would be slaughtered. A stand alone bill could linger in Congress for years.

      On the third possibility there are laws on the books that protect hunters. In other words you can’t interfere with hunting. People have been arrested under these laws and done jail time. It seems that while nobody was looking the hunters pretty much locked up our wildlife.

      I think our best bet is a lawsuit challenging the rider. I’m not an attorney but the reason we have three branches of government is to stop this kind of thing from happening.

      The haters were very clever doing it this way because I don’t think any of the anti-wolf bills would have passed. Running an end around the courts was the only way they could win this. It’s a very ugly, ugly win.

      Everyone is raw right now and this is very hard to take. It will be even harder sixty days from now. A lawsuit would be the best way to go but I haven’t heard a peep out of any of the environmental groups about taking this on. I think our best bet is to write to the environmental groups and ask them to challenge the rider. It’s the only option we have right now. Either that or we just sit back and watch wolves slaughtered. They’re already planning the hunts.

      Next week I’m going to speak to a few of the groups and see what they’re thinking, especially WWP, Alliance and Friends of the Clearwater. Also HSUS is another possibility.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      • Nabeki and All

        Four ideas follow.

        Earth PAC
        I agree that the .orgs need to consolidate and sue.

        We need an Pro-Earth PAC. Since 2011 and the passage of Citizen United, the game is so different. The anti-environmental lobbys have so much ca$h and organization, it’s no longer effective to petition organization by organization.

        A strong Earth-PAC could be able to focus experience, unify limited cash, and create a strong effective attorney pool. They could also
        collectively FOIA state game/fish depts to find out where anti-wolf payoffs from corporations and their cover organizations were directed fiscally and email correspondence.

        Kudos to Earth Justice and Center for Biological Diversity for aligning for the lawsuit against WY. They get my limited donation money.

        International Pressure on US Administration
        Writing to international papers requesting an investigative coverage on the dilemma might help. Send url’s for research. The US media is primarily restricted from war coverage to any dissent of the current administration.

        There are many political prisoners now, and the Obama’s push to keep NDAA, DAA, deny Habius Corpus should be noted when one goes to the polls. I m writing in OR-7 by way of the Green Party.

        Indigenous Shelter?
        Lastly, could the Native Nations bring wolves to the reservations as they are somewhat ‘sovereign’ spaces, unlike the national forests and BLM, which are being ruined and emptied of any animal except cows.

        Thanks for what you do Nabeki.

    • Go against the political status quo of R’s and D’s and
      vote for the Green Party, since they never accept any
      money nor favors from the corrupt special interests,
      and they walk the walk and walk the talk,
      while the two major cheeseball parties spent the last
      several years talkin’ the talk.
      There are a couple of cute honeys running for office of
      President and V.P.
      Check it out:

      • yes, do not participate in the limited lesser of two evils two party system. they have shown their faces as —the same oligarchy.

    • The 19th Appelate Court denied it – I could not believe it – it was not even legal to have that bill attached at the last minute and everybody just signed away – I don’t think half of them knew what they were signing – so that opened the door – and now we are lost – we can’t go back unless Obama admits Animals do live and are not worthless – I feel he has no compassion for much of anything -

  8. I have never posted here before, but I need some place to express my sorrow and despair. I have been working to protect the wolf and have healthy, wild populations since the early ’70s. I travelled the country with a group and a live wolf and lectured about the wolf’s true nature and behavior. Our group was very influential in passing the ESA. We generated thousands of letters from schoolchildren all over. I then spent the next 20 years working and lecturing to get wolves returned to Yellowstone. Idaho was just a bonus and Montana was colonized naturally by Canadian wolves in the late ’80s. I have always dreamed of wolves coming back to Colorado, but I don’t see that happening now. I wish Idaho had never been included in the reintroduction and I don’t understand how all these decades of wolf education by biologists and people like me has somehow missed Idaho and Montana. I never encountered the level of hatred there is now when I was lecturing. I have written my two senators here in Colorado, who say they are environmentalists, about how disappointed I am, but if you try to prevent President Obama from being re-elected, we may end up with Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, or some other Tea Party radical. We can kiss all wilderness and wildlife goodbye if that happens. Instead, there should be a campaign to replace Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary.

    • Judy Wood,Glad you are here and posted.These backroom deals have got to stop,both parties use it. As for the up coming electons,it’s to soon to know who will run for the Repulican ticket.Sara Palin has slipped in the polls a few notches and Bachman is backed by the tea party.From what I gathered in the last few days the Speaker of the House was having trouble keeping the Repulicans in lined.We need to keep teaching people the truth about wolves and displace the myths.Even now,Washington and Oregon want wolves gone and they hardly have any. All of sudden ranchers are thinking that the cows are pets.I was told if I couldn’t clean a fish,don’t fish. If they can’t ranch and do it poperly,don’t ranch.I am not out of the fight by a long shot but am very saddened and angry over the events in the last few days,but not out.Everyone needs to know that the President did it and allowed it.The press and staff seems to shield him from any wrong doing. You know darn well if President Bush did it,it would be front page news.Decisions made by science,I didn’t see it and I do not see it happenining in Washington or Oregon.I am very proud and touched and very thankful your out reach to everyone and the children for they are the future. Thank you.

    • Judy, I feel your despair and sadness. I too have been involved with the wolf issue for a long time. If I had known then what I know now I would never have wanted wolves reintroduced so they could be slaughtered. How we came to this so quickly is really Obama’s fault. We can’t put the blame solely on Ken Salazar because he was appointed by Obama. Obama was well aware of the deal that was brokered in Congress to sell wolves down the river and he signed off on it willingly. He’s just a terrible President, that’s the long and short of it. He delisted wolves just three months into his administration. He’s accomplished something that even Bush couldn’t, delisting wolves twice in two years. I don’t know what the answer is for the election, we literally have no good choices, I cannot bring myself to vote for Obama. He betrayed wolves twice.

      It’s the extremes of the hunting and ranching lobbies that stirred up hatred for wolves. Up until wolves were delisted the haters were talking about other things. You would occasionally hear about wolves but once they were delisted the hate meter went off the charts. They anti-wolf crowd officially had their scapegoat and directed their hate and rage squarely at the wolf.

      What just occurred in Congress is travesty of justice and it will go down in history as one of the most cold, calculated acts. And who do we blame for this? Democrats. How can any of us wrap our minds around that?

      Now we have to get on with the business of figuring out how to help wolves. We don’t have a lot of time. Wolves don’t have time. The two states are chomping at the bit to have wolf hunts. I’m sure they are celebrating all over Montana and Idaho. I fear for wolves because they just don’t want to kill them they want to make them suffer.

      It’s a horrific situation and right now we all have to put our heads together to come up with a way to help wolves or this will be the end of them in the Northern Rockies.

      Thanks so much for sharing your story. The entire situation is heartbreaking.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

    • Obama doesnt care about the environment. Getting Ken SalaCZAR out of office is great idea. His connections are anti-enviroment, pro-corp. How to do this? Even to embarrass him with a petition.

  9. I just sent a heartfelt letter to my state’s senator. I will send notes to a few more. But I would actually love to express my appreciation the only three who voted no, who are they?

    • Azalea…..The three Dems who voted no are:

      Leahy (D-VT)
      Levin (D-MI)
      Wyden (D-OR)

      Bernie Sanders of VT also voted no. He’s an Independent.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      • Thank you, Nabeki!

      • You are so welcome Azalea!!

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,

  10. Stop

  11. I’m sickened by what the Democrats did, but I agree with Judy Woods, when she says that if the Republicans take over the House and Senate, we will have no wildlife or wilderness left.

    Rep. Denny Rehberg is the one who started this whole thing. Without him, Jon Tester would not have done what he did. Denny Rehberg needs to be held accountable for the fight that he started.

    I also agree with others that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar needs to go.

    One thing we can all do right now, is stop eating beef. Encourage friends, neighbors, family members, etc. There will be fewer problems with wolves if there is no demand for cattle.

    • I agree to remove support of the killing machine of the beef industry is useful. Also it is not a healthy food.

      The industry has been usurped by Monsanto: GMO experimental animals, GMO alfalfa and grains (banned in most countries), an industry so cruel it had to enact the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), via ALEC lobbyists to prevent citizens knowing how animals are killed and tortured in slaughter houses.

      Now with the drought ranchers are stealing from the government they “hate” for handouts on false wolf kills and demanding entire packs being killed even after receiving their welfare checks. The beef industry also pushed for a gigantic sale of pink slime for school lunches through USDA lobby plants in the administration, immediately after the company went bankrupt, to prevent any lawsuits from sick children. The beef industry is simply heinous on every level.

      Check who are you voting for by state:
      > search by state to know corporate lobbyists running for office.

      I agree that a vote for either Obam-Ney is wasted. There are three other candidates and one could write-in additional. It would be an historic event if the Dems/Rep machines got the message we know their game. Please consider.

      (I dont think our elections are free but am willing to vote non-dem/rep for the street theatre of it)

  12. i told my senator i will never be voting for him again. im so devastated because he turned his back on all i knewhim to be the last month. first the clean air act and now this………. this stinks. they are killing our lands and animals and they dont seemto care………wehumans are so dumb.

  13. It is not just about us or just about wolves. Both suffer unnecessarily when what is right is not upheld. Everything possible needs to be done to reverse or undo the decision to take gray wolves off the endangered species list. It is a blatant lie, after all.

    • Gita, many people are working tirelessly to overcome the injustice that was perpetrated on wolves by Congress and the Obama administration. We must find a way to save the wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

  14. [...] Contact The Infamous 81 ( [...]

  15. Thank you Nabeki for the list. Some names shock and sadden me, although a friend, then a US Senator, once told me that ALL members of congress were “nothing but prostitutes” for money and favors that would enhance their own careers. I supported Obama last time, assuming he would offer an improvement over the Bush-Cheney destruction of the environment; but now I will return campaign letters and e mails, explaining my reason. To me the wolf has its own huge significance, but I intend to tell “outsiders” that the wolf has also become symbolic of all that was once pure and natural in our country.

    This begs the question of who else might show some sense; I don’t see any of the right stuff among the present front runners. And as long as Cheney’s influence is being felt (in the form of unregulated fracking) I am losing confidence in the salvation of our natural world, for us as well as our wolves. It will not be easy for us to put pressure on the politicians and their backers, but I believe that with your leadership we can progress.

  16. You have heard of the Million Man March, well how about a Million Wolf Warrior March !!!!!!!!

    • Yes Mardi!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

    • Brilliant idea!!!
      We need some of the best like-minds to organize the event.

      I’ve also created another solo wolf rally video
      to share with the world via YouTube.
      I did the weekend project in my home studio.
      Here’s the link to share and go viral, near, far, and wide.

  17. Thanks

  18. oooops sorry omit my name…it’s gone.



    • just say when and where, I’ll be there.


  21. You are right! Be very careful who you vote for and go after the 81.
    We can’t poison them, shoot them, or trap them as they are doing to the wolves, but we can surely keep them from getting re-elected.
    I am relatively sure that Max Baucus comes up for re-election next year, so we need to find out who is opposing him and where that person stands on the wolf issue. Max started out as a politician that was devoted to Montana and he wanted to protect its uniqueness and diversity. Like most of the politicians in Washington, he has been influenced by the lobbyists and special interest groups and he is blind to the needless slaughter that is going on in the Rocky Mountain States and how devastating it is to our ecosystem.
    Remember, the real purpose for eliminating wolves and other wildlife in Montana and Idaho is to get control of our public lands and open them to oil exploration and land development.
    It’s all about GREED and MONEY!! If we don’t stand up and fight to protect what we have, it will soon be gone.
    Toni Stark
    Truth About Wolves

    • Well put, Toni.

      Of course, then there’s the Mayan Calendar prophecy of
      a possible Earth-changing event, such as the polar shift
      on December 21, 2012, the day the Mayan Calendar’s
      “Long Count” expires.
      If the ancient prophecies hold true,
      there may not be a Washington D.C. and Obama
      would be the last President of the United States.

      And we have our third party alternative such as the Green Party and
      the two cute ladies whom are running for high office,
      who may be just who we need to rattle some cages and
      shake up the status quo. ;)

  22. I really appreciate everyone’s comments and support for the wolves. I have to say that I feel as sad and devistated by this massacre as the many folks who wrote in to share their grief. I want to thank this website and everyone who contributed to it to gather the information about the minions that made this massacre possible. Actually reading the list of these heartless individuals (I’m trying to be polite here but it’s really difficult) made my blood boil! I have decided not to vote for ANYONE who in any way supported slaughtering the wolves. If that means not voting then so be it.

    • My blood is boiling too, with fire in my eyes, and rage in my soul…
      The two major parties have failed our nation…
      But together, we can shake up the status quo by
      supporting a third party alternative and a couple of cute ladies
      running for high office, who could be an important ally for our cause,
      since the Green Party never accepts money nor favors from
      corporate special interests.

      And share these links to everybody who is also
      tired of the same old song-and-dance routine
      of rosy speeches and sound-bytes,
      gimmicks and window-dressings,
      and the status quo of “business as usual”.

  23. Bought and paid for. That all it comes down to!
    Greedy insane pos’. I hate these things. They are the vermin that they claim these beautiful wolves to be. One wolf is worth more than all of you gutter trash put together.
    Vile nothings jealous of something so majestic.

  24. After reading the list of who voted and how, I’m shocked to see that the two CA senators (I grew up there) voted for de-listing the wolf after coming across as being reasonably progressive on most other issues… but I was also amazed to see that one of my senators here in my current state, FL, voted against de-listing the wolf even though there are a handful of issues I have some issues with him on. I know I’ve e-mailed him a few times about wolf protections and only got the form reply but it’s good to see where he seems to stand at this point.

    I guess it’s time for me to do some self-educating to try and increase our odds of a better outcome. As far as I can tell, it’s just one big puppet show out there gone bad… very bad.

  25. I cannot come to grips with the notion that 21st century humans think, among other animal cruelties, that wolf trapping is an acceptable culling and/or sport option. Shame on Franken and Klobuchar…northern minnesota pressures aside…shame!

  26. You pathetic bunch of paid off fools. You just continue to bend over and take it. Anything those pathetic whiney ass ranchers want, right.
    Demented ignorants lying and making up absurdities that would have the werewolves of twilight laughing. Greed just breeds bastards doesn’t it. Look in the mirror fellas, its un ugly sight from my point so it must be torture for
    you. You will not ever ve known for anything good. You will be known as the slaughtering species decimator

  27. Crapo may have said no to delisitng but he is for state management and is rather against ESA. So is Risch:

    • Sarah..I explained this in the original post on the Infamous 81 I wrote in the Spring of 2011 but when I posted the list recently on the front of the blog, I removed it. So I put the explanation back in and here it is:

      *Senate Republicans Who Voted No On The Budget/Wolf Delisting Rider

      *Please don’t assume these Republican Senators are wolf advocates just because they voted no on the budget/wolf rider. Because so many Democrats supported this bill, many Republicans, who did not support the budget bill but were in favor of wolf delisting felt they could safely vote nay on the bill, knowing it would pass anyway.

      Coburn (R-OK
      Crapo (R-ID)
      DeMint (R-SC)
      Ensign (R-NV)
      Graham (R-SC)
      Hatch (R-UT)
      Inhofe (R-OK)
      Johnson (R-WI)
      Lee (R-UT)
      Paul (R-KY)
      Risch (R-ID)
      Rubio (R-FL)
      Shelby (R-AL)
      Toomey (R-PA)
      Vitter (R-LA)

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

  28. dansk: i danmark har vi mange der holder af dyr, som hjælper, men ikke som de 81 der stemmer for at dræbe med KOLDT-HAD- BLOD for mine ulve-venner, JEG er så rystet, for hver ulv der dræbes derovre, og 133, mit hjerte bløder, alle disse 81 føgelse-kolde personers for at dræbe ulv, MÅ forlade deres post som kz-diktator, håber ikke at disse 81 har hund-ulv i deres hjem,når der skal stemmes ind, må disse grundigt undersøges,for had til dyr— ulvene er en gave vi har fået, de 81 har misforstået groft blod-masakren + jægerne på denne smukke ulv– DISSE må afnoteres på denne jord

  29. big kiss in the sky to all 133 dead wolf- me heart are kaput— so saaaad– cry some a big sea for wolf!!!

  30. Just sent both of my senators letters demanding an explanation for the way they voted! I am ashamed! This is not how I want to be represented!

  31. i am disgusted by this list. John Kerry, Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen. All following Obama. Also totally disgusted with him as President , Republicans no better. Time for a big change We need to have our votes count

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