My thirteen year-old niece Emma shared our short film
Without Wolves on Facebook saying
“the government is trying to take them off the endangered species list. But these wolves are still endangered.”
She gets it. Wolves are still facing extinction.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service doesn’t
get that wolves are endangered because they’re basing their proposal on
politics not science. We won’t allow the federal government shutdown to
foreclose your chance to stand for wolves.
We’re holding a citizens’ hearing next Wednesday October 16
in Denver to collect your comments on the proposed delisting of the gray wolf
and the reclassification of the Mexican wolf.
Come testify before a panel of local conservation experts,
pick up your new wolf stickers, learn more about our efforts to recover wolves,
and have your voice heard. We will record all of your comments and submit a
transcript to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service so it becomes part of the
official record. We’ll also have a
kid’s corner with wolf face-painting and coloring book pages. You can also drop off written comments
and we’ll submit them for you.
The citizens' hearing is at the Denver University Sturm
College of Law Forum building from 6-9pm Wednesday, October 16. Parking is limited and is not free, so please consider taking the light rail or
coming by bike.
Let’s make sure that Emma and the generations to follow have
the opportunity to see wolves in the wild.
For the wolves and for the wild,
Wildlife Program Director