In the next few months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will
propose to remove protections for gray wolves nationwide—even in places that are critical to their long-term survival, such
as Colorado, California, New Mexico, and Utah.
Tell Congress that the
Interior Department is dead wrong with their wolf policy. Tell them you want wolves! They need to
remain fully protected because it will give the species a chance at recovery all
across the American West—anything less is unacceptable.
If federal protections are removed, migrating wolves from
Yellowstone to states like Colorado and California will face an arsenal of
guns, poisons, and traps.
Departing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has promulgated the
most regressive wolf policy in America since wolves’ restoration in the mid-1990s.
Under Salazar the Interior
Department has systematically removed federal protections wherever gray wolves exist,
including the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes states.
Now Salazar wants to go
one dangerous step further and remove
protections for wolves in places where they’ve yet to be recovered, including Colorado,
the most important biological link in WildEarth Guardians' continental vision of having wolves living free
from Canada to Mexico.
Let your Congressional representative know you don't want to see further delisting of the gray wolf.
Except for a handful of brave, southern-migrating
individuals, gray wolves have been absent from the Southern Rockies region
since the 1940s. The Salazar
proposal will remove the last hope of recovery and unleash the shotguns and
sniper bullets on wolves all across the West.
We think Secretary
Salazar’s proposal is illegal, unethical and out-of-touch.
Most citizens and westerners care about restoring wolves and
understand the ecological benefits they create by their presence on the land.
Giving authority to states like Colorado, Utah, and New
Mexico to manage wolves will be an unmitigated disaster. Just like Northern Rockies states, we
know that state hunting agencies will wage jihad towards native carnivores, and
their policies will be merciless to appease two user groups: the livestock industry and unethical
It’s urgent that you call upon your
Congressperson to stop this wolf-delisting shenanigan in the Southern Rockies
and elsewhere across the West before it happens. Please write now.