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WOLVES CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE, ONCE AGAIN

U.S. Congress has never before ousted an animal or plant from Endangered Species Act protections — until now. In August, a federal district court ruled to NOT delist Western gray wolves. The case is still open on appeal. Yet Congress ignored separation of powers (between judicial and legislative branches) by taking matters into their own hands. A rider attached to the recently passed spending bill delists wolves, thereby deleting their federal safety net.

This political maneuver is unconstitutional and leaves wolves in the crossfire of state-sponsored killing. Idaho already conducted a hunt by helicopter in which wolves are cornered and shot at point blank range. Last year, pups and mothers were gassed inside their dens.

This petition was delivered to:
  • President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden
  • Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Region (Region 1)
    Robyn Thorson
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Idaho
    Jeff Malmen
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Dr. Rowan W. Gould
  • Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Tom Vilsack
  • Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Daniel M. Ashe
  • President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden
  • Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior
    Ken Salazar (Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Department of the Interior)


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