Reject FY 2012 Budget's Anti-Wolf  Rider and WY's wolf management plan
  • Petitioned President Barack Obama, Ken Salazar, Dan Ashe

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Reject FY 2012 Budget's Anti-Wolf Rider and WY's wolf management plan

    1. Diane Bentivegna
    2. Petition by

      Diane Bentivegna

      New Hyde Park, NY

We strongly oppose the US House FY2012 budget which contains US Rep. Lummis' wolf delisting rider. While we agree that our nation needs to live within its means, we are strongly opposed to a number of its provisions, including ideological and political provisions, that are well beyond the scope of funding legislation.

Specifically, U.S. Rep. Lummis (WY) inserted Sec. 119 into this bill which proposes to transfer the control of gray wolves to Wyoming and the Western Great Lakes states once the Dept. of the Interior and these states reach a successful agreement. At present, the proposed wolf-delisting agreement between the DOI and Wyoming is an unacceptable plan because it recklessly removes protections for gray wolves in a manner that will potentially unravel the scientific recovery of wolves across the region. If this wasn’t bad enough, Rep. Lummis’ rider prevents this proposed agreement from being subjected to judicial review.

We assert that judicial review is both important and necessary.  It provides a remedy for citizens to address government actions that are illegal and it provides government agencies with a more general incentive to listen to, and take seriously, the suggestions, perspective, and critiques of its constituents.

In addition, WY’s proposed wolf management plan is completely unacceptable because it fails to acknowledge the ecological importance of the wolves in the Rockies and it fails to preserve healthy and sustainable wolf populations throughout the state. In addition, wolves draw tourists who spend millions of dollars a year in Wyoming; the economic impact of the potential loss of revenue to the region could be catastrophic. Combined with the recent congressional delisting and hunting of wolves in Idaho and Montana, this plan threatens wolves’ very survival.

Gov. Mead's and Salazar’s plan is very similar to the plan the US Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a few years ago; if it wasn’t right then, then it isn’t right now. If President Obama is presented with FY2012 budget bill with the Lummis rider included, we fully expect and support his immediate veto of this bill.  We also expect US Fish and Wildlife Service to absolutely reject Wyoming's proposed wolf management plan.

National Wolfwatcher Coalition

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    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
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      Diane Bentivegna
      Petition Organizer

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    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
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      Diane Bentivegna
      Petition Organizer

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      Diane Bentivegna
      Petition Organizer

      We have to get people to call their reps about HR2584. She is voting in favor of the Dicks Amendment, but will not commit to the overall bill until the vote, although I was led to believe that McCarthy will be voting down 2584. Need calls to Reps.

    7. Reached 1,000 signatures
    8. URGENT: TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA WE DEMAND HIS VETO OF HR2584

      Diane Bentivegna
      Petition Organizer

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    9. URGENT: TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA WE DEMAND HIS VETO OF HR2584.

      Diane Bentivegna
      Petition Organizer

      The Appropriations Bill to fund the Dept. of Interior will go to President Obama for signature very shortly.

    10. Reached 750 signatures

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    • filipe figueiredo LISBOA, PORTUGAL
      • almost 3 years ago

      In my case, for the WOLVES the sky is the limit for we should do. No one is free to have the responsavle for any action to protect this wonderful animal.

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    • brenda smink GRESHAM, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      We need the balance between predator and prey or our our enviroment will eventually perish

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    • Brandy Scott EDMONTON, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Wolves are a keystone species. They are vital for the well-being of all plants and animals in their native environments.

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    • Barbara Kadesky FRONT ROYAL, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Hunting predators does not put meat on the table. What is the point? Trophies? Pride in killing a beautiful animal? And why no judicial review? Why no real input from appropriate scientists? I think we know why. Politics as usual.

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    • Bruce Luecke MADISON, WI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Former veterinarian and lifelong lover of wildlife and the natural world that we all inhabit and must be caretakers of while we too, live on this planet.

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