Secretary Salazar: Ban Wolf Hunts in Wyoming's JDR Parkway
  • Petitioned Secretary Ken Salazar

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Secretary Ken Salazar

Secretary Salazar: Ban Wolf Hunts in Wyoming's JDR Parkway

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

Wyoming's 250 wolves are increasingly on the losing end of negotiations between the Department of Interior and the State of Wyoming to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List. The Department of Interior has capitulated on virtually every request from Wyoming, including allowing wolves to be shot on sight across nearly 90 percent of the state.

In the latest and perhaps last concession, Secretary Salazar's Interior Department is considering allowing hunting in a the John. D. Rockefeller Parkway. This 24,000 acre land passage in the northwest part of the state connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and is used by wolves passing between them. If Wyoming once again gets its way, the only safe harbor for the area's gray wolves will be in the parks with no way of moving between them.

Secretary Salazar's Interior Department has given Wyoming more than enough. The proposed delisting agreement already treats wolves as predators and permits unmanaged killing across the vast majority of the state--including national forests. Secretary Salazar needs to stand up for Wyoming's wolves and maintain protections in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Please tell Secretary Salazar to ban all wolf hunts in the parkway.

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    • Fran Gloor ENUMCLAW, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      We spent years working to reverse what humans had done to wolves, wiping them from the face of our country, and now they've just barely gotten to a stable breading population and we are repeating our shame. The Interior Dept. and YOU are charged with protecting America’s natural resources and heritage. Allowing wolves to be slaughtered based on reasons not based in science, is irresponsible and just outright not doing you job. Stand up for our wildlife, base YOUR decisions on science and the knowledge of wildlife experts, not the special interest groups. They are a small percentage of the population and should not hold sway over our natural resources, of which the wolf is one.

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    • julie bryson ESCH, LUXEMBOURG
      • over 2 years ago

      i hate seeing defenseless animals being killed by these so called humans. They should be treated and killed in the exact same way for doing this to wolves. I would love to see them die in agony

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    • Natalie Williams AUBURN, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Will history paint you as wise, thoughtful, and imbued with the ideal of doing what is best for your fellow countrymen? Or will the books record your service to special interests, destruction, and the irresponsible extinction of the ancestral origins of man's best friend? Our wolves could use a friend right about now. Please do the right thing and end this slaughter now!

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    • Ellen Mass CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      wolf hunting is a hot topic for both sides but from the research I've been able to do - the anti wolf people are using outdated data to inflame people against wolves. Look at the science and see that we NEED wolves! humans are NOT the only ones to be allowed to hunt!

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    • Ruth Rollow BASTROP, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Civilized countries manage to coexist with wolves without the barbaric killing. Isn't it time the US leave the stone age behind?

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