Saturday, August 18, 2012

Don't let wolves become an endangered species in the American West

Jamie Rappaport Clark issues an urgent plea on behalf of Wyoming's wolves:

Defenders of Wildlife: Wildlife Alert
Speak out for wolves -- Take ActionPortrait of a wolf. (MICHAEL S. QUINTON/NGS STOCK)

100,000 for Wyoming wolves
Even wolves that wander beyond the safety of Yellowstone National Park could be killed in Wyoming.
Dear Virginia,

There’s no time to lose -- wolf protections are on the chopping block in Wyoming. Unless we get through to the President, it’ll be open season on Wyoming wolves this fall.

You can help by sending your letter to the President today. Our goal is to flood the White House with 100,000. We’ve already sent more than 62,000 letters -- make sure yours is included.

If federal officials move forward with delisting Wyoming's wolves, these amazing animals could be shot on sight, trapped and killed by virtually any means throughout most of the state.

Nearly half of the state's wolves -- including pups -- could be wiped out within just a year. Even wolves that wander beyond the invisible boundary of Yellowstone National Park could be shot dead.

Wyoming's wolves are one of the best hopes we have for bringing wolves back to states like Colorado and Utah -- but with such a brutal state plan in place, the future of wolves in the West becomes uncertain.

Urge the Obama White House not to turn back the clock on almost 40 years of Federal wolf protection in Wyoming.

In the year since federal protections were stripped from Idaho's wolves, more than 400 wolves in the state have been killed.

If wolves are delisted in Wyoming, these amazing animals will have no protections throughout most of the state. In these areas, no hunting license will be required: wolves could be killed by virtually any means for any reason -- or no reason at all.

Help us send 100,000 signatures to the White House before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delists Wyoming wolves.

It’s up to you and me to ensure a lasting future for America's wolves.

Thank you for speaking out for wildlife.

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

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