An SOS for Idaho's wolves from Defenders of Wildlife:
I am writing with sad news.
Despite heroic efforts by people like you, yesterday, Idaho’s governor signed a virtual death warrant for hundreds of the state’s wolves.
The new law, HB470, establishes a $400,000 special fund, the sole purpose of which is killing as many wolves as possible. It is part of a broader effort by wolf-haters to reduce Idaho’s wolf population down to 150 animals – which means killing more than 450 wolves.
With your help we’re going to fight tooth and nail to stop this despicable plan. Please donate – for Idaho’s wolves and to protect wildlife wherever it is endangered.
We cannot leave any stone unturned in our fight to protect wolves.
- Our legal team is assessing options.
- Our field staff is gearing up for the fight of their lives and are mobilizing other residents of Idaho to push back on this terrible proposal.
- Here in Washington, D.C., we’re using this as Exhibit A with the Department of the Interior as proof of what we’ve been saying along – when wolves lose protection they die.
We’re not giving up. Not by a long shot.
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife