Yesterday WildEarth Guardians and partners filed papers initiating
our lawsuit to overturn a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove
wolves in Wyoming from the Endangered Species Act.
It’s the last option we have to prevent the slaughter of Wyoming’s wolves.
Please support our Wolf Legal Defense
Fund to help us stop the killing.
If the Service’s decision is allowed to stand, people in Wyoming
could trap, hunt, bait and pursue wolves to their death throughout most of the
state. And it all starts in a few weeks.
We simply can’t allow this to happen. We need to reverse the
decision and return wolves in Wyoming to federal protection. Your support of our
Wolf Legal Defense Fund will
enable us to take swift and strong action to save wolves.
The Wyoming “wolf elimination plan” allows wolf killing every day of
the year in over 80 percent of the state. Many of Wyoming’s current population
of approximately 330 wolves will die this winter unless we strike down this
The state intends to allow only 100 wolves to survive outside of
Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Reservation, but it has no way of
tracking wolf numbers.
Wyoming’s wolf plan is driven by politics, not science. Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar approved the plan to appease his friends in the
Congressional Cowboy Caucus.
It’s not about livestock. Less than one half of one percent of
livestock are killed by wolves.
It’s not about hunting elk. Wyoming’s elk population is 24 percent
over its objective of 85,000 animals. The 2010 count reported 104,000 elk in
It’s about intolerance and hate.
We must stand up to a small minority that want to eliminate wolves. We
must ensure that an ethic of compassion and coexistence ultimately prevails. Our
first step is to defend these beautiful animals in the court of law and in the
court of public opinion.
Please help us prevent the Wyoming wolf slaughter by supporting our Wolf Legal Defense Fund today.