Keep the wolves protected in Wyoming!
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Keep the wolves protected in Wyoming!

    1. Petition by

      Rachel Elliott

      Plant City, FL

Wolves are inspiring and amazing creatures. They teach us many skills and help keep the ecosystem at a balance.
In 1995, after being almost wiped out to the brink of extension, their numbers began to rise again thanks to the re population of wolves in states such as Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and even Washington.
The wolves were struggling, but were able to bring their numbers to a high. But now, ranchers and farmers, even homeowners, are saying that there are just too many wolves. So after numerous years of federal protection, many of the states lifted their protection, allowing the hunting, trapping, poisoning, and killing of these majestic creatures.
What fuels peoples hatred for wolves? Are they simply intimidated by the beautiful creature? Scared that they may be their next meal? What is it? Many ranchers and farmers are blaming attacks on their livestock on the wolves, pinning the downhill slope of their income on the wolves. While as some attacks have been confirmed as the wolves doing, not all of them have and even so ,innocent wolves are taking the blame. What many of the ranchers and farmers have yet to realize, however, is the fact that if recreational and or commercial wildlife hunters hadn't downed the population of the deer, elk, and other smaller game that the wolves originally called a meal the wolves wouldn't be compelled to go after something originally not a part of their diet; livestock.
With less than 3,000 wolves in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming combined, they are at risk of dropping to the rank of endangered again in the matter of only a few short years.
Wyoming is following behind on the lifted regulations in Idaho and other Northern wolf states. We need to come together and stop the protection from being lifted!

Recent signatures

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    1. Woohoo! 250 --Keep up the good work!

      Rachel Elliott
      Petition Organizer

      Our numbers are rising, slowly but surely. We can do this! We have until the end of this month to get 11,727 more signatures. Whew this is going to be tough, but we can do it!

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Doomsday for Wyoming's wolves: 9/30/12 & 10/1/12

      Rachel Elliott
      Petition Organizer

      As of September 30th the USFWS (U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services)will no longer federally monitor the wolves and will return the responsibility to the State of Wyoming and on October 1st scheduled wolf hunts will begin. What does this mean for us? It means we have until the end of this month to reach as many signatures as we can or our efforts will go virtually unnoticed.

    4. We need more signatures: Time is crucial

      Rachel Elliott
      Petition Organizer

      We need more signatures--quick! Please share the petition after you sign it!
      Thanks

    5. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gianna Macias MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Wolves are important to the ecosystem, they are wonderful animals an ALL LIFE IS WORTH KEEPING.

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    • Ginette Arseneault MONCTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS NEED TO BE PROTECTED ...BEFORE ITS TO LATE...HAVE A HEART SAVE THEM...

      NOT KILL THEM...Wolves have been a part of American history since the Native Americans have lived here and have been featured in movies because it is an iconic and sacred animal...We need more signatures--quick...!!!... Please share the petition after you sign it...!!!

      Thanks...!!!

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    • Anna Murphy LINCOLN, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      These creatures mate for life!

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    • maria krech WESTMONT, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      They and deserve to exist.

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    • Mary Anich DARBY, MT
      • about 2 years ago

      We all know what the real bottom line here is: MONEY...Cattle grazing on cheap federal land has been a sweet deal for ranchers for decades...killing off any predator that threatens their "cash crop" is unacceptable...even if cattle loss is reimbursed on a 1:1 basis, they still won't accept that as a compromise...the 2nd MONEY-DRIVEN roadblock out west to wolf reintroduction is that elk, moose, big horn sheep and deer are big tourist hunting draws in the western states...the outfitters' are complainning that wolves are decimating the elk hunts...a biological servey has shown that mountain lions take 12 to every 2-3 elk/deer the wolves bring down in the Bitterroot Valley area...MT. packs were managed better under federal jurisdiction---the scientific info. was more reliable, and the rules seemed to be carried out in a more non-partisan way...cooler heads seemed to prevail...in conclusion, when a particular area is of a similar mindset, and has managed to gain the power from the federal to the state/local level, some important voices can get drowned out---voices with information and intelligent ideas to share with the group...also, when the majority with the power have interests that are contrary to the best interests of the wildlife, I believe that there is a place for federal oversite...I believe we need every one of us to succeed in these complicated times, and that includes our all aspects of nature...we can't afford to lose any more of our precious species because we want to keep eating cost-effective beef.

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