U.S. senate bill S.2012 – Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 114th Congress (2015-2016) has the notorious anti- wolf rider attached to it, Senate amendment 3033 to senate amendment 2953 proposed by rebublican Senator Ron Johnson. This amendment calls for removing wolves from the endangered species list in the following states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming. Further adding that no judge can interfere with this delisting.
What’s wrong with S.Amdt.3033?
The amendment turns back the handling of wolf management to states that cannot be trusted to manage an endangered species such as the iconic wolf.
Wisconsin used dogs to hunt down wolves without any regard for safety of the free ranging packs of hound dogs and this amounted to nothing more than promoting dog on wolf fights. Minnesota allows the use of snare traps to capture & slowly strangle a wolf, that causes suffering and pain. Wyoming had a shoot to kill order out on their wolves. These examples prove these states cannot be trusted to manage an endangered species like the iconic wolf.
You can take action in the following ways:
Call and email your senators
Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.
Tweet your senators
If you are on Twitter you can send your senators a tweet. First you must find your senators official Twitter handle, then follow them. Here’s an example of how to tweet your senator: @SenatorBaldwin Please oppose S.Amdt.3033 calling to delist #wolves in WI, MI, MN and WY attached To S. 2012-Energy bill #KeepWolvesListed
In the next few weeks the U.S. Senate will start working on the energy bill and each senator will be able to take their pen to strike out individual attached amendments. Take action now to make your senators strike the following amendment out:
SA Amdt. 3033. Mr. JOHNSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2953 proposed by Ms. Murkowski to the bill S. 2012, to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. ____. REISSUANCE OF FINAL RULES REGARDING GRAY WOLVES IN THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES AND WYOMING.
(a) In General.–Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of
this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue–
(1) the final rule entitled “Endangered and Threatened
Wildlife and Plants; Revising the Listing of the Gray Wolf
(Canis lupus) in the Western Great Lakes” (76 Fed. Reg.
81666 (December 28, 2011)); and
(2) the final rule entitled “Endangered and Threatened
Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming from
the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and
Removal of the Wyoming Wolf Population’s Status as an
Experimental Population” (77 Fed. Reg. 55530 (September 10,
(b) No Judicial Review.–The reissuance of the final rules
described in subsection (a) shall not be subject to judicial
Trophy hunts are about power not conservation. ~Rachel