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Petitioning Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Feds Target Wolves with Aerial Gunning: Save the Lolo 75


Federal sharpshooters are preparing to take to the skies of Northern Idaho in an ill-conceived attempt to kill as many as 75 wolves to artificially boost game populations.

The claimed reason for the wolf-killing plan is that some believe that wolves are reducing elk numbers. But elk numbers began decreasing in the area long before wolves returned, as suitable elk habitat in the area declined due to natural changes.

The proposed plan is for Wildlife Services, a program under Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s supervision, to use helicopters and other aircraft to gun down wolves in the Lolo region near Clearwater National Forest -- our public lands!

Conservation groups have long sought to protect wolves from unscientific persecution, and we’re not about to give up on them now.

Help us stop the killing before it starts--send a letter to Secretary Vilsack today.

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