wolves are critically endangered, yet the Arizona legislature is considering
reducing protections for this rare species. At the close of 2013 only 83
Mexican wolves roamed free. The population is at tremendous risk due to its small size, limited
gene pool, and threats from trapping and illegal killings.
On Monday, Feb. 3,
the Arizona Legislature’s Committee on Government and the Environment will
consider legislation that would push this tiny, critically endangered
population of wolves even closer to extinction.
One bill, sponsored by Arizona State Senator Gail Griffin,
would allow far more trapping and killing of Mexican grey wolves. A second bill
would appropriate $250,000 of public funds for state litigation to impede
federal efforts to recover Mexican wolves.
Gravely imperiled Mexican grey wolves are native to Arizona
and are an important part of our natural heritage. Returning these beautiful,
intelligent animals to their native habitats is a key part of restoring the
balance to Arizona’s wild lands.
Please contact the
Committee members today and tell each to reject the proposed anti-lobo
bills. Feel free to call and email
- Carlyle Begay (602) 926-5862 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Judy Burges (602) 926-5861 email@example.com
- Chester Crandell (602) 926-5409 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve Farley (602) 926-3022 email@example.com
- Gail Griffin (602) 926-5895 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Katie Hobbs (602) 926-5325 email@example.com
- Kelli Ward (602) 926-4138 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read the proposed legislation that allows more
killing of endangered wolves, click here and here.
Please act today to
stop these outrageous anti-wolf bills in their tracks!
For the lobos,