Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW Petition: Don't Let Feds Use "Poison Pills" to Kill Mexican Gray #Wolves


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just issued a new rule for managing Mexican gray wolves. At a glance, the rule seems to offer some hope for the most endangered canine in the United States by allowing these wolves to roam a wider area.

But the rule is riddled with "poison-pill" provisions that cap the Mexican gray wolf population at 325, a number too low for recovery. Other provisions block the wolves' access to suitable habitat and make it easier for ranchers and government agents to kill these rare animals.

The Mexican gray wolf is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. At last count a year ago, only 83 Mexican wolves survived in the Southwest, including a mere five breeding pairs.

We can't let them disappear.

Take action today—tell the Service to revise the rule to protect Mexican gray wolves from disappearing forever.