Restore Protections for Endangered Wolves
  • Petitioned Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

This petition was delivered to:

US Department of the Interior
Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
US House of Representatives
Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House
US Senate
Rep. Harry Reid, Senate Majoirty Leader
US House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary
Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman
US Senate Judiciary Committee on the Judiciary
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chairman
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Restore Protections for Endangered Wolves

    1. Michael Herman
    2. Petition by

      Michael Herman

      Lebanon, OR

Congress acted against sound science and the US Constitution when they attached a rider to the Federal Budget stripping endangered wolves of their much-needed protections. Section 1743 states:

"Before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this division, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue the final rule published on April 2, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 15123 et seq.) without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule. Such reissuance (including this section) shall not be subject to judicial review."

The final clause is a direct violation of Articles 3 and 6 of the United States Constitution. It violates Article 3 because it attempts to claim that Judicial Review, a Constitutionally mandated check and balance, somehow does not apply. It violates Article 6 because it attempts to supercede our Supreme Law of the Land.

Wolves are a keystone species. Their presence has been proven to directly benefit the local ecosystem, increasing biodiversity and both floral and faunal health. The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is the most well-known example of just how important wolves are to the wild.

However, wolves have become the victim of partisan politics, where misconceptions and myths have taken hold over truth and sound science. REPEAL THIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT AND RESTORE FULL PROTECTIONS FOR WOLVES IMMEDIATELY!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. We need momentum!

      Michael Herman
      Petition Organizer

      Last month there was a sudden surge of support! This month, there's hardly been any new signatures.

      Come on, people, let's get this moving! Send this petition to everyone you know!

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Wow. In just one day, we not only hit a milestone, but doubled it.

      Michael Herman
      Petition Organizer

      Just this morning, we hit 100 signatures, and now at the end of the day, that number has been doubled. Thank you all!

    5. We've reached 100 signatures!

      Michael Herman
      Petition Organizer

      When I got out of bed and checked my email this morning, I was greeted by a notice saying our petition has passed 100 signatures! Just a few days ago it was barely a tenth of what it is now. Everyone, thank you SO much for signing and spreading the word! WE CAN DO THIS!

    6. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Thomas Damron LYNNWOOD, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      The grey wolf's numbers are still too low for them to be taken off the endangered species act. Management of these native animals should not be left to individual states. Since it has been this way now, in just this last year many 1000's of an already small total population of them have been decimated by the governments decision to do this. In my own state, the wedge pack was killed over cattle that are grazing on PUBLIC LANDS(in the woods where only wolves should be) which states allow for lease, because of the complaints of a very rich rancher (the owner of diamond M Ranch), who has over 44,000 acres he is using, your average farm does well financially on farm with far less acreage, and he claimed he couldn't do well in terms of profit if they weren't killed. An entire pack should not have been killed just because he lost a small profit margin of only 40 cows for the whole year. 40 cows which the state even offers to pay for, but apparently the rancher didn't think this was good enough. PLEASE put them back on the ESA. This is just one horrible example in my state, but it's happening all over the U.S. , horror stories like these with Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. This is clearly a matter for the government, the individual states have shown, they do not properly know how to properly manage wolves, and that they well give in to the demands of ranchers and hunters.

    • Michelle Wade BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      When the wolves are paet of History, what's next to become extinct?

    • Salvatore Azzolina READING, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      It would be cost efficient to keep protecting these wolves now rather than start from scratch again...

    • Bonnie Sauter TURNERSVILLE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Because they are our brothers and they deserve to live as much as we do.

    • Nicole Schimmenti GILBERT, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      All living things


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