Does the 2019 Appropriations Bill Target the Mexican Gray Wolf?
Jun 8, 2018 —
The 2019 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill was approved by the House Appropriations Committee today, and unfortunately it targets the Gray Wolf. Specifically, Section 117 would require the USFWS to delist the Gray Wolf nationwide. But included within Section 117 is Subsection 2, which states:
"Shall not affect the inclusion of the subspecies classified as the Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) of the species Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in such list."
What in the world does this mean? Does it mean that the Mexican Gray Wolf will be excluded from the delisting? Or does it mean that the separate listing of the Mexican Gray Wolf is to be disregarded and the subspecies included within the delisting? If anyone understands legal speech and can interpret this for the rest of us, then that would be highly appreciated!
In any case, we must keep an eye on that anti-wolf rider and fight to remove it from the bill! If you live in the USA, then please write to your Congress representatives and tell them to ensure that this dangerous anti-wolf rider does not make it into the passed bill! The fate of the Mexican Gray Wolf might depend on it!
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