Action Alert! Anti-Wolf Riders in House Bill Funding Dept of Interior

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:

House of Representatives:

To read more on the House bill:



Take action for wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming to oppose anti-wolf delisting rider.

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 

Click here to find out ‘who is your senator’ then click here to get telephone numbers and emails of 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.

Click here to use easy email forms.

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:

       (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  

#KeepWolvesListed #fightforwhatsright