Urge President Obama to End the War on Wolves
Hundreds of wolves have been killed in the northern Rockies since the Obama administration approved the Bush administration's wrongheaded plan to prematurely eliminate federal protections for these magnificent animals.
More than 230 have been killed during wolf hunts that began in September and continue in Idaho even now.
Idaho has already extended its hunting season, putting even more wolf families in the crosshairs -- even pregnant wolf mothers due to give birth this spring.
Send a letter to President Obama and tell him that he can and should fix his administration's horrible mistake. There's no reason to continue the Bush legacy of eliminating Endangered Species Act protections for wolves.
As someone who cares about protecting America's wildlife, I urge you to restore Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the northern Rockies and to work with conservationists and other stakeholders to develop a better federal plan.
As you know, on March 6th, 2009, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the Bush administration's discredited plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Greater Yellowstone states of Idaho and Montana -- a decision that could lead to the deaths of more than 1,000 wolves.
Hundreds of wolves have already been killed in Idaho and Montana -- more than 230 during wolf hunts that began in September and continue in Idaho even now because of your administration's action.
Idaho has already extended its hunting season until March 30th, putting even more wolf families in the crosshairs -- even pregnant wolf mothers due to give birth this spring.
Under current state wolf management plans, more than two-thirds of the region's wolves could be killed, threatening the overall future of wolves in the region. In fact, current state wolf management plans seem more directed at wolf eradication than sustainable management of a wildlife population that the federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to rescue from extinction.
Thank you for considering my comments. I look forward to your reply.
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