Starting May 4th, more than 1,000 wolves could be killed -- the result of a recent decision by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to eliminate life-saving protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies -- including Greater Yellowstone -- and other parts of the American West.
Last year, the Bush Administration briefly eliminated federal Endangered Species Act protections for these wolves. More than 100 of the region's estimated 1,600 wolves were killed in only a couple of months. The outcome could be much worse this time.
Idaho is seeking to eliminate up to 26 wolf packs, and the state's governor -- C.L. "Butch" Otter -- says he wants to be one of the first to shoot a wolf. Worse, the new rule would also eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves that are only now beginning to return to their historic range in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Utah.
Please help protect the future of America's gray wolves. Urge President Obama to stop this misguided plan by signing the petition below.