From Center for Biological Diversity – Tell Congress To Protect Wolves in the Lower 48! DEADLINE MARCH 1st

06 Female Earth Island Journal

March 1, 2013

Please sign the deadline is today!!

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Urge U.S. Fish and Wildlife to Keep Existing Protections for Gray Wolves

 http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/gray_wolves/pdfs/Dear_Colleague_Gray_Wolf_Letter.pdf

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Wolf recovery across the United States is in jeopardy

In the past two years, federal protections for wolves have been removed in the northern Rocky Mountains and western Great Lakes, leaving management decisions to individual states. States in these regions have approved aggressive hunting and trapping seasons designed to drastically reduce recently recovered populations. In 2012 alone, more than 1,200 wolves were killed in these two regions under the state plans. State management programs are as gruesome as they are ineffectual.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife now wants to remove protections for wolves in remaining lower 48 states — including the Pacific Northwest, California, the southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast – even though wolves are just beginning to recover in these areas.

Right now members of Congress are willing to take action to defend wolves in the greater United States. U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) are circulating a letter to the Service opposing the hasty removal of wolf protections. U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) has already signed on as a lead co-signatory.

Please call your member of Congress today at (202) 224-3121. Tell him or her to oppose the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the lower 48 states and to sign onto Reps. DeFazio, Markey and Grijalva’s letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Then use the form below to send a letter to your Representative today.

Click HERE to visit Center For Biological Diversity and sign letter!

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Posted in: Wolf Wars, Endangered Species Act

Tags: Tell Congress Protect wolves, Center For Biological Diversity, Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Rep. Ed Markey, take action for wolves, wolf recovery jeopardized

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  1. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

  2. Being non-US I can’t sign. All can do is share widely and keep my fingers crossed

    • Thank you gitte!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

    • you can sign if you are a legal resident.

    • FOR NON-US RESIDENTS: (From an email I got:)
      To all Wolf Defenders who live outside the United States: you can sign this letter, too. Here’s how – enter zip code 04104, after you click on the above link, and you’ll be able to send a message to my US Rep. Chellie Pingree. US Rep. Pingree is a progressive Democrat, but like most Democrats and Republicans she has not signed this letter. Shame on Rep. Pingree who is more afraid of the sport killer lobby in Maine, that is infamous for demonizing all natural predators, than in doing the right thing for the ecology of her home state and the ecology of the entire country.

  3. On Change.org, there’s a photo of a guy in the foreground
    smiling like an idiot, brain-damaged queer., with a wolf in the background on a blood-stained, snowpack cover ground, his
    head hangng down as he is in a steel leg-hold trap.

    I signed a peititon to Stop Torturing Wolves in our Forests, then
    left a reply:
    “I’d like to see this fella in a reverse position with the wolf, where
    the guy has his foot caught in a steel-leg hold trap. The ‘man’
    would be screaming like a school-girl.

    The wolf would be sitting there looking at the heartless human,
    licking his chops, growling, and once-a-while, grinning.

    Wolf-haters need an icepick driven through their ears !

    • People who care about and work for animals are often accused of being misanthropic. I, for one, can understand why we would begin to hate too as we deal with the results of human meanness and sadism that never seems to end.

      I just read that a US judge declared people who interfere with whaling should be deemed “pirates.” Those who protest business or do undercover work to show the horrors of factory farming are often called “terrorists.” But those who kill wolves because of their own pathological hatred of an animal are just good old boy hunters who are protecting elk so they can shoot them all. The people who are doing the harm and the slaughter seem to be above criticism. Then wonder why some of us are angry.

      • It’s amazingly self-serving, isn’t it. Why don’t they call animal torturers terrorists, and animal poachers the pirates? It doesn’t cause as much outrage as people who want to be kind and compassionate to animals. Kindness and compassion for any creature other than human seems to be an outrageous concept.

  4. That Salazar is a real punk for pulling this before he leaves

  5. My representative here in Northern Colorado has signed the letter.
    Nabeki, I asked Nancy Warren of National Wolfwatchers if the Wisconsin DNR is giving out wolf den locations to hunters and she said that is not true. She said the DNR only knows the location of 3 wolf dens and that she herself in all her years of wolf tracking has never found one.

  6. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

  7. Reblogged this on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife.

  8. Reblogged this on Glenn62’s Blog.

  9. Starting today mar 1st in Wyoming in 85% of the state they can blow up dens bring in hounds use bazookas to kill our wolves…the females are birthing and denning now…where is the media? it is a holocaust…

  10. Congratulations I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Bloggers Award you can go to my blog to get all the details how to accept! Keep up the great work on your blog as you are making a difference and you are a human angel in my eyes. Melody

    • Thank you so much Melody, I’m honored!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  11. Reblogged this on Carinas space.

  12. Gray wolves are not recovered throughout a significant portion of their range as defined by the ESA; as such they are not recovered and should not be delisted! Instead of delisting them nationwide, the USFWS should be planning wolf recovery efforts in other parts of the country!

    If the USFWS delists the gray wolf nationwide then I will be starting a petition to get them relisted! That is a vow and a promise!

  13. can anyone send me the names of teh 74 senators besides doc gasbag hastings who sent a letter to dan ashe asking to delist the wolf all over america?


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