you right now.
is once again throwing science under the bus in their rabid rush to remove
protections for wolves.
new Congress is considering the War on Wolves Act, House: H.R. 424, and Senate:
S. 164, directing the Secretary of the Interior to remove protections from
wolves in Wyoming and the Western Great Lakes, despite court rulings throwing
out earlier efforts to strip safeguards. Call
your Senators and Representative today and tell them you oppose these bills. Calling
is the most effective way to have your voice heard today. Write too, but please
take a few moments to call.
the bills become law, wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region would lose
their Endangered Species Act protections, even though the best science shows
they still need protections. The wolves would then be in the hands of the very state
management agencies the courts deemed insufficient to protect and recover the
species. State hunting and trapping seasons would immediately go into effect.
Adding insult to injury, the
bills contain language prohibiting review by the courts. This is a dangerous
precedent undermining the checks and balances between our three branches of
government. Join us in calling all your Senators and Representative and ask them to oppose these dangerous and misguided bills. Send
For the wild,
Wildlife Program Director
Suggested message for calls:
Hello, I’m _____ (name), a
constituent from _____(city). I’m calling to ask (Senator XX or Representative
XX) to oppose (H.R. 424 or S. 164), which would strip protections from wolves
in the Great Lakes and Wyoming. Science, not politics, should drive Endangered
Species Act listings, and this bill sets a dangerous precedent by circumventing
judicial review. I will be watching to see if (Senator or Representative)
opposes this bill and protects our nation’s natural heritage. Thank you.
To access your Senator's phone number visit the U.S. Senate website here.
To access your Representative's phone number visit the U.S. House of Representative website here.
photo credit: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife