US Senator Wolf Calls Needed; Call Now! via @HowlingforWolves
Dear Wolf Supporter: This week, the future of the gray
wolf in the United States may be decided by politicians in Washington,
D.C. Your US senators will vote for wolves. Your passion is invaluable.
Your voice is crucial. A simple phone call has the power to make the
difference at the federal level.
Congress must vote on new federal funding bills by December 11 to avert a
government shutdown. Once again, anti-wolf interests are attempting to
insert language (known as a “rider”) into the next funding bill that
would delist gray wolves from their current protections under the
Endangered Species Act. This proposed language would entirely remove
federal protection of wolves in the Great Lakes region and Wyoming,
leaving them open to state-sanctioned recreational “trophy” hunts –
including cruel snaring and trapping – and other catastrophic policies
under state management. It’s a formula for extinction of wolves.
It is imperative that wolf de-listing language, along with other harmful
policy riders that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), are kept
out of upcoming government funding negotiations. We need you to put
pressure on your US Senators to vote no on budget bills with anti-wolf
and anti-ESA riders. President Obama needs enough senators to vote no so
that he can veto bad budget bills.
TAKE ACTION NOW
The wolf needs you to help! You are the voice of the wolf with your own
US Senators. As an advocate of the wolf for future generations, your
constituent phone calls, emails and letters are valuable currency to
persuade lawmakers to keep the wolf protected. With federal wolf protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is obligated to support wolf recovery with better monitoring.
Some points to make include: 1. Protect the Endangered Species Act and vote against
harmful policy riders in upcoming budget bills that harm wolf
protections. The best available science and ethical stewardship should
guide species protection policies. 2. If wolves do not have federal protections under the
Endangered Species Act, There will be more wolf killing with
state-sponsored trophy hunting, trapping and snaring and from poaching
that is only partially controlled by federal protections laws against
killing wolves. All states with wolves have implemented wolf hunts upon
delisting and these states have made it known that wolf hunts will
resume as soon as the wolf comes off of the ESA. All of this wolf
killing on top of the illegal wolf killing ( poaching) that also occurs. 3. States’ policies do not support recovery of the
wolf. Wolves are vital for America’s wild landscapes and for the
American wilderness spirit. We must keep wolves around for future
Please share this email with your friends – get at least one other person to make a call!
It crunch time and the wolf needs us now! Make the call today. #LiveAndLetHowl
-Maureen Hackett, MD. President and Founder, Howling For Wolves source