We have just a few days to save wolves in Wyoming from being
hunted and killed without mercy.
Right now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is on the verge of finalizing
a deal with the state of Wyoming that would allow wolves in nearly 90% of the
state to be killed by any means whatsoever -- wolves, including pups, could be shot on sight,
trapped, or gunned down from low-flying planes at any time, for any reason,
without a license.
But President Obama can stop this from
happening. Tell him to protect wolves from this horrible fate.
These amazing icons
of the Rockies have been struggling to survive for over a century. They've been subject to ruthless hunting
and had their habitat destroyed, leaving them isolated and threatened. They
were considered an Endangered Species for years.
Thanks to conservation
efforts, wolves in the Rockies are now making a comeback. There
are now more than 300 wolves in Wyoming, and the population is growing.
But this deal would reverse this trend, removing Endangered
Species protections for wolves and protecting only the wolves in and around a
few protected areas like Yellowstone National Park. Wolves everywhere else in the
state could be ruthlessly killed for any reason.
We know this because we’ve seen it happen before. When Wyoming wolves lost federal
protection briefly a few years ago, wolves were chased by hunters on
snowmobiles for miles until they could no longer run, and then shot.
We have one last opportunity to defend
Wyoming’s wolves. The deal is just days away from being finalized – tell
President Obama that wolves need protection from unregulated hunting.
We need a plan to manage Wyoming's wolf
population. But it should be a plan that protects wolves, and uses the best science
possible to maintain the delicate balance of Wyoming’s wild habitats -- not a
plan that allows open season on wolves.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment.
Sierra Club National Program Director
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