To: Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA-1), and Sen. Kamala Harris (CA-2)
Relist Wolves to the Endangered Species Act
We petition the United States Congress to relist the North American Gray Wolf under the Endangered Species Act, correcting a terrible ecological and inhumane mistake made purely for political purposes and without scientific merit.
Why is this important?
The people of the United States of America established and supported the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which protected animals through a legitimate scientific process. That process was upheld and protected via the courts. The rider that stripped wolves from the ESA is unpatriotic, was not supported by most Americans, caves in to special lobbying anti wolf extremists, and is unscientific. It is outrageous that the rider that stripped wolves of their ESA protections went against public support, the courts, and the intent of Congress in implementing the ESA. It is extremely disturbing that the rider also prevents any review by the courts of the so-called "wolf management plans" that are calling for killing up to 60% of our wolves in the first year. It is disgusting that these animals will be trapped, poisoned and shot on sight, even in our national wild lands. This terrible error has already resulted in world famous and beloved wolves from Yellowstone National Park, many of whom were the subject of real-life ecological research, being killed inhumanely and unnecessarily by hunters specifically targeting these animals for their own ends. These and other wolf populations bring tourism and tens of millions of dollars annually to the local communities near Yellowstone and other wolf habitats. I call on our Congress to rescind the ESA rider and to restore wolves to their rightful place on the Endangered Species List.