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TEMP REPRIEVE: Save Gray Wolves So We Can Slaughter Them?



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President Barack Obama
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Dear President Obama, Secretary Salazar, State and Federal Officials:

I am shocked that the Obama administration activated a Bush-era rule to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species list. The delisting of Greater Yellowstone wolves basically sanctions their slaughter.

Montana opened fire on 9/15/09 with a 75-wolf limit. Idaho's race to kill up to 25% of its wolves (during this season alone) began on 9/1/09. Idaho's Department of Fish and Game hopes to sell 70,000 wolf-hunt permits in 2009. That's too many trophy hunters to unleash on a wolf population that has not fully rebounded.

Where is the intelligent strategy to sustain the very wolves that Americans salvaged from near extinction? Instead, we are asked to standby as Idaho and Montana aim for possibly the largest wolf bloodbath since the 1930s.

Please renew Endangered Species Act safeguards for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies. I urge you to take meaningful action to reinstate protections now.

At the very least, suspend this irresponsible wolf "management" plan until it undergoes the type scientific scrutiny the Obama administration advocates. Secretary Salazar's original verdict to delist wolves didn't assess biological repercussions. It failed to consider Idaho's policy for the unsustainable killing of hundreds of wolves.

Wolves are key to thriving ecosystems. But state plans seem more focused on eradication than ecologically balanced wildlife populations. The federal government needs to defend the wolves that U.S. citizens invested millions in tax dollars to save.

Thank you,
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UPDATE: WIN! Gray Wolves Are Once Again Protected

8/5/10, SUMMARY: The Bush administration delisted them. Obama's admin sanctioned their delisting. But your persistence helped return gray wolves to Endangered Species Act protection. A federal judge reversed a U.S. Fish and Wildlife mandate to delete Northern Rockies wolves from the endangered species list. The slaughter of Greater Yellowstone wolves will not recommence in Sept. For Montana and Idaho hunters — who killed thousands of wolves last year — open season is over.

Over two administrations, Kinship Circle supporters protested killing the very wolves that Americans had salvaged from near extinction. Thousands of recent letters, calls, faxes and emails to President Obama, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and state-federal officials demanded that hunters stop the largest wolf bloodbath since the 1930s. For over a year our "Save Gray Wolves To Slaughter Them?" stayed on Kinship Circle's Top 10 Alerts lists. We are happy to remove it, for now — as the current court ruling backs science, not politics, with its reinstatement of gray wolves as a protected species.

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•  Two Idaho hunters kill wolves on opening day
•  Wolf hunting now legal but still controversial
•  Reinstate Federal Protections for Northern Rockies Wolves
•  Hunters take aim at Idaho's wolves
•  Idaho Wolf Tags Went On Sale August 24, 2009
•  U.S. Fish & Wildlife / Gray Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains


PHOTO COLLAGE CREDITS:
• Two Idaho hunters kill wolves on opening day
• National Geographic, Joel Sartore
• www.bricabrackorner.com/Wolf3W.jpg
• 2008 PiedType.com.jpg
• Discovery Center, West Yellowstone, Montana. Feb 9, 2008

The gray wolf, also called timber wolf, is the largest wild member of the Canidae family and an ice age survivor originating during the Late Pleistocene around 300,000 years ago.

Today their fate is uncertain, amid pressure to kill wolves at the behest of cattle ranchers vying for autonomous grazing grounds. The removal of Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves from the list of endangered wildlife is also a gift to logging, drilling and hunting industries.

Private industries have persuaded federal agencies like the Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, and Bureau of Land Management to poison prairie dogs, haze buffalo, roundup wild horses...and delist wolves for open season.

Taxpayers spent millions to recover the very same wolves the Obama administration is now letting Greater Yellowstone states kill. There is no comprehensive federal wolf plan...just a bunch of guys in camouflage gunning down wolves in Idaho and Montana.



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