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To: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

Keep Gray Wolves from Slaughter!

Keep Gray Wolves from Slaughter!

America's gray wolves will soon be handed a death sentence: Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is getting ready to take away Endangered Species Act protections from nearly every wolf in the lower 48.

Without federal protections, wolves will return to the days when they were shot on sight, crushed in steel traps and poisoned with their families in their dens. Thousands of wolves will die. More than four decades of work to save these iconic animals will come to a screeching halt.

It's unacceptable, and we must fight back.

Take action right now. Sign this petition to demand Bernhardt immediately stop plans to strip federal projections from nearly every wolf in the lower 48.

Why is this important?

We've seen the tragic results when wolf management is turned over to states.

States beholden to special interests are eager to let wolves be hunted, trapped and poisoned with the same kind of violence that nearly drove them extinct more than a century ago.

In the one-third of Washington where wolves lost federal protections back in 2011, the state has wiped out entire packs. Idaho has for years expanded its hunting season for wolves and Wyoming even allows people to chase wolves to exhaustion with snowmobiles, then run them over. Wisconsin has laws requiring trophy hunts of wolves just as soon as wolves are stripped of federal protections.

These are just a few examples of what could happen nationwide to wolves if federal protections are stripped and management is turned over to states.

America needs wolves. They are a vital keystone species and their loss can have devastating effects on ecosystems and other species. Removing Endangered Species Act protection is the opposite of what's needed: stronger protections and science-based wolf management plans.

We demand you immediately stop plans to strip Endangered Species Action protection from nearly every gray wolf in the lower 48.

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Reasons for signing

  • They MUST be protected!! Save them!!!
  • Please help save these innocent wolves
  • Animals and environment have no defense against humans' will imposed upon them.

Updates

2020-10-29 14:22:58 -0400

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just stripped federal protection from nearly every wolf in the United States. While we challenge this disastrous move in court, for now the fate of wolves rests with the states.

Sign our petition right now to tell governors with wolves in their states to do everything in their power to ensure the survival and recovery of wolves. LINK: https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/HLKtzNfgmUGMQiYCdcGluQ2

That will take us right back to the time when wolves were relentlessly killed and harassed – a time when pups weren’t safe in their dens and packs were torn apart.

Our team is ready for this fight. But we need you, too.

Sign the petition to tell governors to do what’s right: save wolves from shooting, trapping and poisoning.

LINK: https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/HLKtzNfgmUGMQiYCdcGluQ2

2020-10-11 13:32:43 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-26 11:58:47 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-09-23 15:25:00 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-09-23 14:54:08 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-09-23 14:47:27 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-09-23 14:42:22 -0400

10 signatures reached