Urge Congress to End Aerial Gunning of Wolves!
- by: Care2.com
- target: U.S. House of Representatives
Aerial gunners in Alaska have killed more than 600 wolves since 2003. Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin wants to offer $150 bounties to encourage hunters to kill more wolves. Even worse, Idaho and Wyoming have proposed aerial gunning programs of their own, meaning that soon the wolves of Yellowstone could be gunned down from airplanes if they leave the safety of the park.
It's time to end this brutal practice. Representative George Miller (D-CA) will be introducing legislation in September to do just that ¬Ė his legislation would close a loophole in the Federal Airborne Hunting Act to prohibit aerial gunning.
We want to encourage all members of Congress to support this critical legislation. Sign our petition today to urge your representative to become an original co-sponsor of Rep. Miller's bill to end aerial gunning!
As a voter in [your city], I am very concerned about the cruel practice of aerial gunning in Alaska, in which trophy hunters are allowed to use aircraft to run down and kill wolves. I am deeply troubled that Wyoming and Idaho are considering using this horrible practice on the wolves in the Northern Rockies.
I understand that Representative George Miller (D-CA) will soon introduce legislation to protect wolves from aerial gunning. I urge you to become a co-sponsor of this legislation.
Rep. Millerís legislation will close a loophole in the Federal Airborne Hunting Act (FAHA) and end aerial gunning of wolves. FAHA was never intended to allow an inhumane and unnecessary practice such as aerial gunning. Over 600 wolves have died in Alaska due to aerial gunning Ė please cosponsor Rep. Millerís critical legislation to protect Alaskaís wolves as soon as it is introduced.