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- DIRECT SEND - EMAIL, FAX OR MAIL
For best results, send comments directly from you, instead of bundled into a web petition from Kinship Circle’s server.
- AUTOMATED WEB PETITION
Sometimes web petitions create a spam effect that angers recipients and hurts outcome for animals. Recipients can also easily block web petitions.
For least effort, send comments as part of an internet petition.
option #1: direct send - email, fax or mail
email your letter:
- Copy SAMPLE LETTER below. Paste it into an email.
- Change some words. Sign name, address, country.
- Copy EMAIL ADDRESSES. Paste in TO: line of an email.
CLICK SEND, from whatever email program you’re using.
fax or mail a printed letter:
- Open sample letter as a DOC or PDF.
- Change some words. Sign name, address, country. Print.
- Fax or mail your letter using CONTACT INFORMATION on this page or in the DOC or PDF.
sample letter ~ copy/paste into an email
jump to web petition instead
CONTACT INFORMATION SEND THIS LETTER
President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
comments: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-9000
switchboard: 202-456-1414; fax: 202-456-2461
contact form: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW, Room 3256
MailStop 3238 MIB
Washington, DC 20240-0001
ph: 1-800-344-9453; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam D. Hamilton, Director: Director@fws.gov
Dan Ashe, Deputy Director: Dan_Ashe@fws.gov
Dr. Rowan Gould, Deputy Director: Rowan_Gould@fws.gov
FWS Mountain-Prairie Region: MountainPrairie@fws.gov
SOURCE: www5.doi.gov/email/doi.cfm, www.fws.gov/offices
Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter
Office of the Governor, Idaho
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720
ph: 208 334-2100; fax: 208-334-3454
Jason Kreizenbeck, Chief of Staff: email@example.com
web form: gov.idaho.gov/WebRespond/contact_form.html
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 25 / Boise, ID 83707
Walk-in Address: 600 S. Walnut / Boise, ID 83712
ph: 208-334-3700; fax: 208-334-2148, 208-334-2114
web form: ishandgame.idaho.gov/inc/contact.cfm
Governor Brian D. Schweitzer
Office of the Governor, Montana State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 200801 / Helena MT 59620-0801
ph: 406-444-3111; fax: 406-444-5529
email: BrianSchweitzer@mt.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org
contact form: governor.mt.gov/contact/commentsform.asp
Montana Department of Fish and Game
Joe Maurier, Director, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue / P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
ph: 406-444-2535; fax: 406-444-4952
U.S CITIZENS ONLY - ALSO SEND COMMENTS TO:
The Honorable Representative [YOUR REP'S NAME]
U.S. House of Representatives / Washington, D.C. 20510
The Honorable Senator [YOUR SENATOR'S NAME]
The U.S. Senate / Washington, D.C. 20510
To find your federal legislators' contact info, try:
USA House of Representatives
IDAHO & MONTANA RESIDENTS ONLY:
STATE - IDAHO LEGISLATORS
State of Idaho Legislature, ph: 208-334-2475
State Capitol / Boise, ID 83720-0001
Find your IDAHO STATE legislators + their contact info:
STATE - MONTANA LEGISLATORS
Montana State Senate, fax: 406-444-4875
PO Box 200500 / Helena, MT 59620-0500
Montana House of Representatives, fax: 406-444-4825
PO Box 200400 / Helena, MT 59620-0400
Find your MONTANA STATE legislators + contact info:
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EMAIL BLOCKS (all emails found for this alert) SEND THIS
TO SEND: COPY/PASTE EMAIL BLOCKS INTO BCC: LINE OF YOUR EMAIL
TYPE YOUR OWN EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE TO: LINE
COPY/PASTE SAMPLE LETTER INTO SAME EMAIL.
Change some words, sign with your name/full address and send!
EVERYONE, SEND COMMENTS TO:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Director@fws.gov, Dan_Ashe@fws.gov, Rowan_Gould@fws.gov, MountainPrairie@fws.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, BrianSchweitzer@mt.gov, email@example.com
President Barack Obama: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ (WEB CONTACT FORM ONLY,
NO PUBLIC EMAIL ADDRESS)
IDAHO & MONTANA RESIDENTS ONLY, SEND COMMENTS TO:
STATE - IDAHO LEGISLATORS: www.legislature.idaho.gov/howtocontactlegislators.htm
STATE - MONTANA LEGISLATORS: leg.mt.gov/css/find%20a%20legislator.asp
NATIONAL IDAHO & MONTANA LEGISLATORS IN WASHINGTON DC:
USA House of Representatives
***KINSHIP CIRCLE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL EMAILS WILL WORK: During campaigns, recipients
may change or disable their email addresses. Emails from government, corporate, or institute websites may be incorrect. We
highly recommend you snail-mail or fax to those contacts without working or publicly available email addresses.
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SAMPLE LETTER SEND THIS LETTER
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.
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Forward email failure messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not send us hostile notes if an email bounces.
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- The email recipient’s inbox is full (over quota).
- Occasionally the same email address will work at a later time.
option #2: automated web petition
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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.
THE AUTOMATED LETTER CAMPAIGN BELOW IS NOW CLOSED.
Two Idaho hunters kill wolves on opening
Wolf hunting now legal but still
Reinstate Federal Protections for
Northern Rockies Wolves
aim at Idaho's wolves
Idaho Wolf Tags Went On Sale August
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
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
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
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.
DISCLAIMER: Information in these materials is verified with original source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for accuracy of information or for consequences of its use. Nothing on this website intends to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment or unlawful action. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.
EMAIL ADDRESSES: Kinship Circle cannot guarantee validity of email addresses. During a campaign, recipients may change or disable their email addresses. Email addresses obtained from government or other official websites may be outdated or incorrect.