Politicians Refuse to See the Big Picture

Please take action to protect wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan from anti-wolf legislation  that would not only delist wolves but prevents any judicial review. Politicians from WI, Ribble and Johnson, are pushing these bills claiming to be saving livestock producers, loggers and hunters from hungry wolves. Nothing could be further from the truth. These politicians can’t see the forest for the trees. They fail to see the bigger picture. Wolves are essential for the health of our ecosystems as seen in How Wolves Change Rivers. More cattle die due to weather related deaths than wolf depredations. Human hunting and rough winter kill more deer than wolves. People can learn how to use non-lethal deterrents to prevent problems with wolves and be able to live alongside wild wolves. 

The real reason these WI senators want wolves delisted and back in the hands of state management is money. The fact is they can’t touch the land wolves live on because wolves and their habitats are protected under the ESA. Loggers, miners, oil and gas special interests want that habitat to use without conscience, because they can’t see the forest  for the trees. 

  

 

Photograph is of the Brule River boreal state forest. Northern Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest and largest boreal forest in the world.

Before wolf delisting in 2012, while conducting  night-time wolf howl surveys the forests were so thick,  that at times I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face.   After wolf delisting and in less than three years time, the result is devastating to view because, that same 10 miles stretch of forest has been clear cut.

Please take action for wolves in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. Contact your senators using this link Democracy.io 

In one swipe of the hand all progress made for wolf recovery could be gone destroying all hope for future generations. 

Two dangerous anti-wolf and environment bills, The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act and Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) amendment to remove wolves from the endangered species list without any judicial review. Therefore, destroying all gains made in wolf education, awareness and advocacy over the last 40 years. 

Wolf advocates, it’s time to stand for the Endangered Species Act. 

The following organizations are what I’ve come to call “the big five” for their leadership in the fight to protect wolves, read on; 

Humane Society of the United States has been and is a leader in the fight to protect the wolves in the Great Lakes Region. Along with the following organizations, Center for Biological Diversity, Born Free USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and Earthjustice lead the charge in the fight to protect America’s wild wolves. 

  
Ask the president: @POTUS, We need you to #VetoExtinction. stop the legislative attacks on the ESA. 

Take action today to protect wolves! 

Featured image is a Wisconsin wolf photograph from WDNR


Take Action- There are two anti-wolf bills in the senate.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced an amendment  that would remove wolves from federal Endangered Species Act protections in four states and no judicial review.  This is the second anti-wolf bill to be introduced in the senate. The first is the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act.  Both of these bills call for delisting wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming.  Anti-wolf special interest, trophy hunt clubs backed by big money, have been fighting to delist wolves in these four states ever since a federal judge placed wolves back on the endangered species list on December 19, 2014.

It’s time to take action to stop the attacks on the endangered species act. 

Contact your U.S. members in the senate and ask them to oppose delisting of wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming. Trophy hunting is about power not conservation! Take action to protect our endangered species! 

Use this easy form, Democracy.io to contact your U.S. representatives in the senate.

Big money special interests push their anti wolf and environment policies in congress against the will of the American public, read on:

Wisconsin Voters Support Protecting Wolves by 8 to 1 Margin (2013) and public opinion surveys demonstrate that Minnesotans clearly value their wolves. Michigan voters reject wolf hunting.  In Wyoming, the state ordered wolves shot on sight. It was no small wonder that a Judge restores protections to wolves in Wyoming. These four states proved they could not manage an endangered species such as wolves. 

Take action today to stop extinction! Stop trophy hunts on endangered and threatened species! 

For more information on how to stop the wolf delisting legislation contact the following organizations.

Humane Society of the United States
Center for Biological Diversity 
Born Free USA
Defenders of Wildlife
Earthjustice 
For wolf education, wolf awareness and wolf advocacy go to the following blogs and Facebook sites.

Canis Lupus 101
Living with Wolves
Campaign for Yellowstone’s Wolves
Protecting Yellowstone Wolves
Wolves and Writing 
Rick Lamplugh’s blog
California Wolf Center
Oregon Wild
Wolves of the Rockies
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected
Howling for Wolves
Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin 

Medicine of the Wolf 


Information on anti-wolf and environment legislation go to the following links.

January 20, 2016 Senate Committee Passes Anti-Wildlife Package with Poison Pills, Strips Wolves of Federal Protections 
SENATE SPORTSMEN’S BILL TAKES AIM AT WOLVES 

Second Senate bill has wolf delisting amendment 

{Featured image ‘Wolves’ is from Living with Wolves website}