Gray Wolves Need Protection for Their Survival

  • by: Kevin Mathews
  • recipient: Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

Update #14 years ago
On Tuesday, May 14th, Care2 is rallying with the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, and others to deliver more than 25,000 handwritten comments and 1 MILLION digital petition signatures. Will you join us in DC to stand up for America’s wolves? We'll be donning wolf masks and blasting recorded wolf howls, bringing the voices of the voiceless with us to flood the administration with support for wolves.
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