81 Senators, the majority Democrats, sacrificed Northern Rockies gray wolves on April 14, 2011, when they voted to pass a budget bill hiding a wolf delisting rider. I guess they didn’t think we’d notice. President Obama signed the bill into law.
They betrayed wolves, gutted the Endangered Species Act and for what? To protect their majority in the Senate by supporting fellow Democrat Senator Tester’s wolf rider he slipped into the bill, with the approval of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-NV. Only three Democrats voted no: Patrick Leahy D-VT, Ron Wyden D-OR, Carl Levin D-MI. One Independent also voted against the bill, Bernie Sanders of VT.
Wolves are now being decimated in Montana and Idaho due to this delisting. It opened the door for other states to follow suit, including Wyoming, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Please hold these Senators accountable on election day and vote them out of office. Sadly not all are up for re-election but if they are please cast a big NO VOTE for each and every one of them. The Dems are the worst because they pretended to care about the ESA and wolves but in the end, politics trumped the environment. Their vote has caused untold suffering for gray wolves.
All Senators Who Voted Yes On The Budget Bill/Wolf Delisting Rider
(Democrat Names Are In Red)
Tester’s howling error
Congressionally delisting wolves could gut the ESA
April 14, 2011
by George Ochenski
Wolf delisting passes with budget bill
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 4:05 PM
by Dennis Bragg (KPAX/KAJ Media Center)
Photo Credit: quanah-animal-edutainment
Posted in: Wolf Wars
Tags: US Senate betrays wolves, budget bill/wolf delisting rider, Jon Tester, Northern Rockies wolves, ESA gutted