Ok, so the U.S Fish and Wildlife service are trying to take the grey wolf off the endangered species list. WE CANT LET THAT HAPPEN PPL. Heres exactly what they said from the article.
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"If the draft rule is enacted, the wolves would be removed from the endangered species list.
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves in the mainland 48 U.S. states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.
The draft U.S. Department of Interior rule obtained by The Associated Press contends that roughly 6,000 wolves now living in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes are enough to prevent the species' extinction. The agency says having gray wolves elsewhere — such as the West Coast, parts of New England and the Southern Rockies — is unnecessary for their long-term survival.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday the rule was under internal review and would be subject to public comment before a final decision is made.
If the rule is enacted, it would transfer control of wolves to state wildlife agencies by removing them from the federal list of endangered species.
-->Wildlife advocates warn that could effectively halt the species' expansion, which has stirred a backlash from agricultural groups and some hunters upset by wolf attacks on livestock and big game herds such as elk.(Who cares you stupid hunters!)
They were wiped out across most of the U.S. early last century following a government-sponsored poisoning and trapping campaign.
In an emailed statement, the agency pointed to "robust" populations of the animals in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes as evidence that gray wolf recovery "is one of the world's great conservation successes."
Wolves in those two areas lost protections under the Endangered Species Act over the last two years.
In some states where wolves have recovered, regulated hunting and trapping already has been used to drive down their populations, largely in response to wolf attacks on livestock and big game herds. ---->The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently reported that wolf numbers dropped significantly last year in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana for the first time since they were reintroduced in the mid-1990s.
See? It points out that wolves were almost driven to extinction when they were off the endangered species. Now that A TINY LITTLE BIT OF HOW MANY OF THEM THERE USED TO BE, are back, they are taking them off the list AGAIN!!!! We, the people of deviantart, twitter, facebook, youtube, or wherever in the world or on the net, CANNOT let this happen! We need to to TAKE A STAND for the grey wolves! What will happen if they get almost wiped out again? Elk populations will grow and eat ALL the grass and plants that other herbivores need to survive! Without that food, other Veggie eating animals will be WIPED. OUT. Then, when those animals are almost gone, Other predators that rely on those grass and plant eating animals for food, will STARVE. Its not only for the wolves, it's for other animals too! WE CANNOT LET THIS PASS BY OUR MINDS. WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION!!!!!!! I have started a petition for the wolves. We need as much signatures as possible! Send this to everyone you know! Note this to everyone! Spam deviantart with journals about this! We need to spam twitter with this! WQe need to spam youtube about this! We need to spam facebook about this! WE NEED TO SPAM THIS EVERYWHERE. I'v pointed out all the facts! Now we just need to tell the U.S.F.W.S
that this cannot happen! SIGN THIS PETITION AND SAVE THE WOLVES!!!
- Grey wolves may be taken off the endangered species list
If you sign this, it could save the wolves, every sig counts. PLEASE SIGN! SAVE THE WOLVES!
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