Our politicians are once again using wolves as political pawns and resuming their seemingly relentless assault against them. On Wednesday a House Panel approved a bill funding the Department of Interior and the EPA. This bill contains 2 highly toxic riders which would undermine 40 years of recovery and jeopardize the future of wolves.
The first rider would strip all federal protections of wolves in the Great Lakes region (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan) and allow trapping and hunting to resume after it was put on hold in 2014 by a federal judge. The rider would also preclude any further judicial review of this overturned court order.
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” -Albert Einstein
The second rider would prevent any money from being spent on federal recovery efforts of wolves in other parts of the country – the Mexican gray wolf in the southwest, the red wolf in North Carolina, and the 2 wolf packs that just resettled in California, to name a few.
We need to make our voices heard and let our politicians know that this bill, along with these anti-wolf riders, is not acceptable. Coexistence, not killing, should be the goal of wolf recovery. Our wolves deserve a better fate than the death sentences our legislators are proposing.
“Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.” -Anthony Douglas Williams
Please take a few minutes to call or email your Congressional Representative and US Senators. Links to contact your legislators are here:
US Senate: http://bit.ly/2sGeI1B
House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/
To read more on the House bill: http://bit.ly/2tgjJOL
5 Replies to “Action Alert! Anti-Wolf Riders in House Bill Funding Dept of Interior”
Leave our wolves alone. They are an essential part od the ecosystem.
Wolves are essential to the environment. It has been proven. Politicians need to understand that animals and the environment must be protected at all cost. Thank you.
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Help stop the War on Wolves by our legislators – make a call or email now. We are the last line of defense for the wolves.
wolves should not need permussion to exust , they were here before us abd deserbe the rught to luve and serve thuer natural role in the chain and curcle if life. They should be protected from lethal termination and are vital to the survival of the natural ecosystem. if they are made extinct ! The ecosystem will collapse and that all life as we know it will perish. They need a place to live and thrive, alo
ng with thier natural prey elk abd caribou.