Speak Up For the Gray Wolf Today
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The Northern Rockies gray wolf was once a great endangered species success story. Increasing from a handful of individuals in the 1970s to more than 1,500 in 2008, the wolf showed that people can change their ways and learn to live with nature.
Then came the Bush administration.
In March of this year, it stripped away the wolf's protection even though federal recovery objectives had not yet been met. The result was predictable: over 100 wolves were gunned down in four months.
The Center for Biological Diversity and its allies took to the courts immediately, and earlier this month we won an injunction temporarily stopping the slaughter. Agreeing that the wolf should not be removed from the endangered species list until fully recovered — especially when Wyoming and Montana pledged to issue hunting permits as soon as federal protection was lifted — the judge halted the killing at least until our lawsuit is fully resolved.
We're confident we'll win in the courtroom, but we need to win in the political arena too.
The next administration will be more friendly toward wolves (how could it be worse?). Please help us show the Department of the Interior that tens of thousands of Americans want the killing to stop. More than that, they want wolves to be allowed to freely spread from the Northern Rockies to Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Please sign our petition today, and then pass it on to a friend.
Fill out the form below and let Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne know that you support real and lasting protections for the Northern Rockies gray wolf today.