ACTION ALERT UPDATE: Gray Wolves And The Endangered Species Act Under Grave Attack!!

Obama Admin. Policies Resembling Bush Assault On The ESA 

UPDATE: DECEMBER 14, 2010

PLEASE CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT. SALAZAR IS STILL IN TALKS WITH THE GOVERNORS OF MONTANA, WYOMING AND IDAHO TO REACH A DEAL ON DELISTING WOLVES. THEY WANT TO GET IT DONE BEFORE THIS LAME DUCK SESSION IS OVER. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.

PLEASE CONTACT  SENATOR KERRY, SENATOR SCHUMER, SENATOR BOXER AND OTHER PRO-WOLF SENATORS. CALL REPRESENTATIVE GRIJALVA (ARIZONA). ASK FOR ASSURANCES THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER  TO STOP ANY TAMPERING WITH THE ESA OR DELISTING OF GRAY WOLVES.

PLEASE CALL THE ANTI WOLF SENATORS AS WELL LIKE TESTER AND BAUCUS, WHO ARE DEMOCRATS AND SHOULD KNOW BETTER THEN TO BE PUSHING LEGISLATION LIKE THIS. TESTER IS UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2012 AND IS OBVIOUSLY PANDERING TO HUNTERS AND RANCHERS.

CALL EVERY SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN THAT YOU CAN, EVERY DAY UNTIL THIS CONGRESS CONVENES. WE CANNOT ALLOW A SMALL GROUP OF HATERS TO DESTROY THE ESA AND HEAP MORE SUFFERING ONTO WOLVES. IT’S UNCONSCIONABLE TO ME THAT A DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT IS PUSHING THIS AGENDA TO PLEASE A  SMALL, LOUD MINORITY GROUP. MAKE SURE TO CONTACT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND LET HIM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS AND WHAT A HORRIBLE CHOICE HE MADE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. TELL HIM WE WANT WOLVES PROTECTED AND NO TAMPERING WITH THE LANDMARK ESA. 

WE MUST BE AS RELENTLESS AS THE HATERS TO KEEP WOLVES PROTECTED!!

FLOOD THEM WITH CALLS, WE NEED TO BE HEARD!!

Capital Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 or (202) 225-3121

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Contact the White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

 FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!

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Idaho governor says wolf delisting push stalled last Monday on population goal, other details

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/1e21b6e9aa8e4b60bbfd3d56b81057d4/US–Gray_Wolves-Congress/

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Barker: Wolves push Congress toward action

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/12/13/1453186/wolves-push-congress-toward-action.html

(What a headline, as if wolves are doing anything but trying to live their lives in peace. They’re not pushing Congress, the haters are. )

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Gray Wolves and the Endangered Species Act are Under Attack!

Please Forward This To Everyone You Know!

Wolves were extirpated from the US by the same political forces at work now. Fifteen years after their reintroduction they are once again being targeted for elimination. Several bills are circulating in Congress to permanently delist wolves but the most dangerous is House Bill 6028 which states “…amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit treatment of the Gray Wolf as an endangered species or threatened species.” The Baucus’/Tester Senate bill seeks to delist wolves permanently in Montana and Idaho.

If H.R.6028 passes it could spell the end of the highly endangered Mexican gray wolf, of which only 38 survive in the wild. Four Mexican grays have been killed by poachers this year alone.

The assault on the ESA not only threatens wolves but puts every species protected under it’s umbrella in jeopardy. By allowing political influences to write wolves out of the ESA, it will embolden other special interest groups to remove any endangered or threatened species they see as an inconvenience.

Gray wolves inhabit just 5% of their historic range. They are vital apex predators who keep ungulate herds healthy by culling the weak, sick and the old. Wolves influence forest health by decreasing ungulate browsing pressure. Wolf kills provide food for many other species. Wolves are the best friend of pronghorn antelope fawns, because they control the coyote population, who feed on the fawns.

Wolves desperately need protection of the ESA, in this toxic climate. The Endangered Species Act was tailor made for a species like the wolf, which has been traditionally scapegoated and subjected to a fierce campaign of innuendo and myth.

But you can help!

Contact President Obama, Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S. Representatives, and U.S. Senators and tell them NOT to support any of these anti-wolf and anti-wildlife bills!

 

Contact Information


PRESIDENT OBAMA

(202)456-1111

FAX (202)456-2461

And/Or leave a comment here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

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SECRETARY KEN SALAZAR

(202)208-3100

feedback@ios.doi.gov

And/Or leave a comment here:

http://www.doi.gov/feedback.cfm

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U.S. SENATORS

Find your Senators’ contact information here:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVES

Find your Representative’s contact information here:

http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml

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Pre-Written Comments

Here is a pre-written comment you may use when calling any of the contacts listed above.

“As a concerned citizen and someone who values all wildlife, I ask that you do NOT support any legislative bills that would strip gray wolves of their endangered species protections. These bills are not only a threat to wolves, but all species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.”

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Here is a pre-written letter you may e-mail to any of the contacts listed above. We encourage that you personalize it before sending it out.


“Dear _________,

Gray wolves were once extirpated from the lower 48 states. Today, they are making a slow recovery and inhabit just 5% of their original range. If given time wolves can make a full recovery, however certain political forces want to take wolves back down that dark road to extermination.. Several bills have been submitted in Congress, or are in the process of being developed, that will prohibit listing gray wolves as endangered or threatened, under the Endangered Species Act. Some of these bills are limited to the Northern Rockies, while others cover the entire country. As a concerned citizen and someone who values all wildlife, I ask you to oppose any tampering or meddling with the ESA. Please do not support any legislation that would do so.

Wolves are a keystone species important to our ecosystem. They encourage biodiversity and improve the overall health of their habitats. When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, researchers noticed an incredible change in the environment. Wolves prevented elk from over browsing, which had negatively impacted vital riparian zones, driving away beaver, song birds and other wildlife. If given the chance, wolves can work their magic in other areas of the country. However, if wolf-hating states are given control over wolves, while they are still recovering, all of the positive impacts wolves have on the environment, will be lost.

States, like Montana and Idaho, plan to keep their wolf populations at an unhealthy and unstably low number in hopes of artificially boosting already overpopulated ungulate herds. Wyoming and Utah have a “no wolves allowed” management approach. Wolves will not survive in either of these brutal conditions.

 If just one bill passes, wolves will not be the only victims. Any endangered species that inconveniences someone with power, will be next to lose their vital protections. Our wildlife is too precious to buckle under the demands of small but influential special interests.

Please do not support any anti-wolf or anti-wildlife legislation that plans to rewrite wolves out of the Endangered Species Act. Wolves need protection in order to survive.

Thank you for your time,
___________”

Every phone call, email, and fax WILL make a difference. Please protect our wildlife by ensuring that gray wolves continue to receive the protections they need and the Endangered Species Act remains strong.

 

  

Published in: on December 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm  Comments (26)  
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