A New Threat to Wolves
The Bush/Cheney Administration announced a proposal that would sanction the killing of more than 700 wolves in the Greater Yellowstone area, including wolves protecting their pups on National Forest lands and Wilderness areas! Under this proposal, these and other wolves could be killed, even if gray wolves in the Northern Rockies remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.
If this proposal is successful, it will set the stage for aerial gunning of wolves in Wyoming and Idaho and clear the way for the extermination of three out of four wolves in the Lolo area of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest.
And, if that's not enough, just last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed its long term opposition to Wyoming’s wolf management plan, clearing the way for a state policy that allows wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state if they wander outside the safety of Yellowstone or Grand Tetons National Parks and nearby areas.
Once again, federal officials are bending over backwards to allow the killing of still-endangered gray wolves. And, once again, Defenders needs your help to stop them.
Please take action now.
to oppose the Bush/Cheney Administration’s plans for our wolves.
The deadline for comments is Monday, August 6th. Speak out now. Click here to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that you strongly oppose its acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf killing plan and proposed changes to wolf management in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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