Save Gray Wolves From Relentless Slaughter

Target: Deb Haaland, Nominee for U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Resume federal protections for gray wolves as an endangered species.

As one of its final acts of office, the Trump Administration lifted protections for endangered gray wolves. This move opened up a free-for-all for opportunistic hunters, as state after state drafted horrific policies and encouraged early hunting. One state, Wisconsin, became a tragic real-life example of these heartless dictates in action. Apparently worried that the new administration would soon end the killing frenzy, the state launched a recent week-long wolf hunt in which hunters were “restricted” to killing 119 wolves. Within just three days, the bloodthirsty hunters had catapulted over this number and slaughtered 216 wolves. Officials closed the hunt early, but the extremely high number of hunting permits issued in the days preceding it indicate that history could soon repeat itself in Wisconsin. The state saw its population of gray wolves eradicated seven decades ago due to hunting.

This same scenario, and worse, could play out across the country in the absence of urgent action. During the Wisconsin tragedy, the animals were hunted down by packs of dogs or subjected to slower, more painful deaths via steel leg traps or neck snares that strangled them. Other state politicians are pushing laws that would legalize additional inhumane killing methods and allow unlimited hunting of wolves for bounty. The poor animals would be subject to legalized massacres day or night and by land, sea, or even air.

Sign the petition below to demand the immediate reinstatement of protections for this targeted, still-endangered wildlife.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Haaland,

Under the previous administration, protections were dismissed for an animal nearly exterminated many times over the decades. Over a period of just sixty hours, over 200 of these animals were killed in Wisconsin: 80-plus percent over the week’s legal limit. Wisconsin’s Humane Society director reflected: “this is a deeply sad and shameful week for Wisconsin. This week’s hunt proves that now, more than ever, gray wolves need federal protections restored to protect them from short-sighted and lethal state management.”

The gray wolf’s politically motivated removal from endangered species protections has put it in more danger than ever. States will continue to chip away at what meager safeguards still exist for this majestic member of the wild. Several have already introduced proposals for unlimited hunting, bounty hunting, and inhumane methods that will compound the plight of these at-risk animals. Please heed the calls of conservationists and citizens who do not want to see these beautiful living beings wiped out by greed or political pandering to special interests.

When you are confirmed as Secretary of the Interior, restore protections for the gray wolf as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. Erst wenn der letzte Wolf, das letzte Wildtier abgeschlachtet ist, Pflanzen vernichtet und Flüsse/Seen und Bäche verseucht sind, werden die letzten Menschen begreifen, dass der Spezies Mensch der Einzige ist, welcher seinen eigenen Lebensraum zerstört und kein Leben auf diesem Planeten mehr möglich sein wird. Eine Schande, dass es so viele Politiker in vielen Ländern gibt, welche die Tragweite eines solchen schändlichen und verantwortungslosen TUN einfach nicht begreifen wollen oder können, weil sie verrucht, Geld geil, zu dumm oder ignorant sind, endlich zu kapieren, dass unsere Natur kurz vor dem Kollaps steht und ein Umdenken schnellstens passieren muss.

  2. Put your energies into something constructive instead of killing off animals that are struggling to survive in their habitat. You are invading their territory.
    STOP THE KILLING

  3. Paula Morgan says:

    We need wolves! They are a predator which has helped our wild lands. Wolves were almost completely gone but brought back due to their holding our eco system together. Wolves are to the land what sharks are to the ocean. Ranchers have spent years shooting wolves as they want to feel graze their cattle anywhere they wish. However, cows and bulls are being raised for profit. Not much longer. pEople will have to eat one dinner [er week of simply vegetables. We each owe it to animals populations and we will be healthier for doing so.

  4. Jaime Perez says:

    Leave the wolves alone! They are an important part of the ecosystem. They deserve to live in peace and safety.

  5. Back off and leave these wolves alone or ELSE!!!! Animal abusers must be exterminated by means of a slow and agonising death!

  6. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Please restore endangered species protections for gray wolves! We do not need predator control. Predators exist in ecosystems for a reason. Their presence is beneficial for both flora and fauna. Their populations self regulate based on availability of food and resources.

  7. What is the purpose of killing the foxes. For their fur?! Really.It needs to stop. Just for sport,hell no. Need to be penalized for non hunting of foxes. I hope they r penalized for this. Serve some time behind bars. Get a judge that understands animals. Not some sorry judge that don’t give a damn

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