US Fish and Wildlife Service: Keep the Gray Wolves on the Endangered Species List
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US Fish and Wildlife Service: Keep the Gray Wolves on the Endangered Species List

    1. Maya J
    2. Petition by

      Maya J

      Chicago, IL

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove the Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes region from the Endangered Species List, thus allowing them to be killed by hunters and poachers. It is crucial to understand that it was hunting and fur-trapping, along with loss of habitat, that originally decimated the wolf population, putting them on the brink of extinction in the early 20th century. It is true that some recovery of the population has been made; however, this recovery is due mostly to the declared endangered status of the Gray Wolf and the protection that results. There should be no talk of removal until full recovery is made. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for public comments on its hasty proposal. Through signing this petition, we may be able to convey our worries and doubts about relying on state protection of these wolves (as local farmers fear the wolves as a threat to their livestock and prefer to use lethal methods to remove these "threats.")

Please consider signing! A decision will most likely be made at the end of this year.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The DNR has removed the wolves from their list!

      Maya J
      by Maya J
      Petition Organizer
      DNR Removes Gray Wolves, Bald Eagles From Endangered Species List

      The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has removed bald eagles, gray wolves and snapping turtles from their list of endangered, threatened and special-concern species on Monday. Twenty-nine species were removed from the list, 180 plant and animal species were added and the statuses of 91 species were either upgraded or downgraded.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Please check this out!

      Maya J
      by Maya J
      Petition Organizer
      As hunting season looms, wolf advocates move to protect the packs - CNN.com

      (CNN) -- As Minnesota gears up for its first wolf hunt, advocates of the once-endangered gray wolf are hoping the court will intervene. Last week, the Center for Biological Diversity, a national conservation organization, joined the Minnesota group Howling for Wolves in asking the state's Supreme Court to stop wolf hunting and trapping this fall.

    4. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jamie Hurst REDRUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      They're amazing animals not like how films and stories portray them. They don't deserve to be killed for no reason at all!

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    • Emily Dockery COLUMBUS, OH
      • 5 months ago

      How could this NOT be important to ANYONE?

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      “Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.”

      ― Michael Crichton

      If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”

      ― Michael Crichton

      “The planet has survived everything, in its time. It will certainly survive us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park

      Follow your dreams of a better world, and keep on trying, even when there seems to be little hope, because it is the right thing to do. We may never know how the seeds of kindness that we plant may help others on their journey, today, or even sometime far in the future. But Every act of compassion makes a difference! -- Robert Alan Silverstein

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    • Violeta Peters PACHECO, CA
      • 6 months ago

      It's easy to kill the wolves with guns, not easy to bring them back.

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    • Inez Kephart ATLANTA, GA
      • 6 months ago

      I want to keep the earth preserved and protect animals.

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