Last year, the House of Representatives passed a bill to remove protections from the gray wolf in the U.S, which would allow hunters and landowners to shoot the wolves at whim.
Before these protections were instituted, the gray wolf was nearly wiped out entirely in the same way. The measures taken have helped the wolves to rebound to over 5,000, which is still WAY under what the population used to be. Although they may not be considered "endangered" anymore, reviving hunting is a recipe for decimating the population all over again.
The bill was never passed, but the people trying to strip protections for gray wolves are not going to give up anytime soon. For that reason, we implore the US Fish & Wildlife Service to continue protecting gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act.