Sunday, October 9, 2011

Send The White House a message to stop the Wolf Hunts Now!

Congress recently delisted the wolves from the protection of the Endangered Species Act in the Spring of this year. This has opened up the states of Montana and Idaho to once again hold wolf hunts this Fall with the goal of drastically reducing the wolf populations in those states to a level that cannot be considered genetically sound. These actions have also been contested by a group of biology and ecology trained scientists who have also stated the same concerns.

Please take a moment to sign the Federal Petition to stop the wolf hunts pending the 9th District Court of Appeals decision. Thank you.

We petition the obama administration to:

Halt wolf hunts pending 9th District Court of Appeals decision and scientific research to confirm wolf recovery data.

Due to a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713), gray wolves lost federal protection under the ESA. It orders the Interior Secretary to reissue the final delisting rule published in 2009. Articles written by scientists in independent peer-reviewed journals criticized the 2009 rule for complying more with political expediency instead of best available science. This is regarded as a particularly egregious affront to the voice of the majority and to fair representation in our country. The rider circumvents the District Court’s ruling in Defenders of Wildlife, 729 F.Supp.2d 1207, and was designed to direct the outcome of a pending case without amending the underlying statute involved. We join the Union of Concerned Scientists in denouncing this action.
Created: Sep 27, 2011