Save America’s Wolves: Do Not Remove Their Endangered Species Protections

Target: Bridget Fahey, Chief of the Division of Conservation and Classification, Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Do not expose wolves to trophy hunters and the threat of extinction.

Nearly all wolves across all of the lower 48 states of the U.S. may be left exposed to trapping, trophy hunting, and the threat of extinction, as the Trump Administration confirmed that it is considering a proposal to remove their Endangered Species protections. As Collette Adkins of the Center for Biological Diversity states, “It’s deeply troubling to see the Trump Administration trying to prematurely kick wolves off the endangered species list. Time and again the courts have told the Service that wolves need further recovery before their protections can be removed. But the agency is dead-set on appeasing special interests who want to kill these amazing animals.”

The Center for Biological Diversity reports that Gavin Shire, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Chief of Public Affairs, said in an email statement that the department expects to propose reversing the gray wolf’s status “by the end of the calendar year.” It has already stripped the wolf of protections in the Great Lakes region, resulting in the cruel and unnecessary killing of hundreds of wolves. When the agency tried to extend this decision to apply to the rest of the country in 2013, courts not only ruled against it, but restored protections in the Great Lakes and later upheld both decisions. The courts said the Service’s removal of wolf protections in the Great Lakes region unlawfully ignored the consequences to wolf populations in other areas of the nation that are still recovering. These court rulings must not be ignored, or America’s wolves may face the threat of extinction due to trophy hunting and political corruption. Sign below to demand that wolves remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Fahey,

As a leader of the Endangered Species Program, it is your responsibility to ensure the protection and restoration of our nation’s wildlife. Nearly all of America’s wolves will be put at risk if they are stripped of their Endangered Species protections. This is why courts have ruled to maintain these protections in the past. Wolf populations are still recovering and taking their protections away prematurely irresponsibly exposes these innocent creatures to threats of extinction through cruel trophy hunting and trapping.

It is vital that wolves’ protections under the Endangered Species Act be upheld. Political interests and the whims of trophy hunters must not be put before the survival and well-being of innocent creatures who are integral to the landscape of our country as we know it. As Collette Adkins of the Center for Biological Diversity says, “Like so many Americans, I treasure having wolves and grizzlies in the wild and don’t want to see them shot and trapped for blood sport or pelts. We’re ready for a fight, and we’re going to do all that we can to make sure the feds fulfill their obligation to restore wolves and grizzlies across the country.” I urge you to ensure the rejection of any proposal that would remove protections for America’s wolves.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mark Kent

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8 Comments

  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    PLEASE SAVE WOLFS. Keep them protected.

  2. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    I like President Trump for many things he does to make this country better, but I DO NOT LIKE his lack of compassion and empathy for animals of all kinds! PLEASE do better to conserve our wild animals and protect them from extinction!

  3. Tricia KatWrangler Welch says:

    It took over 40 years, lots of funds and so much effort to bring many species back from the brink of extinction. I can’t understand how this can be happening – I thought we learned from our past abuse. It seems not, but I hope I’m wrong.

    We can’t Make America Great again if we destroy our natural wealth. These animals belong to all Americans, not just the ones with the deepest pockets and too much time on their hands.

  4. Julie Bates says:

    SHOW THE BITCH AT FISH AND WILD LIFE THE VIDEO OF HOW THE INTRODUCTION OF THEWOLF SAVED THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK….USA has such little knowledge of the CIRCLE Of Life!!!!

    • lynn woods says:

      of course and Trumps sons will probably be in there hunting them he and this bitch at fish and wildlife should wake up and save wildlife not kill it

  5. All Trophy Hunters are ,are serial killers to animals. Greedy vile disgusting human pieces of s***!

  6. Gabriela Torres says:

    Dear Chief Fahey,
    Hunting is a sport for cowards, losers … not for ‘manly men’ at all!

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