Feb 27, 2019

USA: Keep Gray Wolves Safe From Slaughter

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 5:07 AM
Subject: Keep Gray Wolves Safe From Slaughter

We're fighting for gray wolves' survival.

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Hi Liz,

Hatred of wolves has never really disappeared.

In Montana wolf-killing contests are still legal. Snowmobiles can be used to chase down wolves until they collapse from exhaustion — and then to crush them.

The same anti-wolf fervor that drove wolves in the lower 48 to the brink of extinction more than a century ago is alive and well in Donald Trump's plan to end wolf protection across the country.

We're fighting in the courts now to keep gray wolves safe and stop their slaughter. Please give to our Wolf Defense Fund.

What's happening in Montana is an appalling example of failed state wildlife management, but it doesn't stop there.

In northeast Washington state, snipers gun down wolves at the behest of livestock operators, shattering packs and orphaning pups. Last week an adult female was taken out by a rancher, continuing the cruel, ignorant pattern of killing wolves instead of using safer, more effective nonlethal methods for management.

This is what happens when wolves lose Endangered Species Act protection, as they have in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.

And now Trump's about to make the situation worse. His administration is gearing up to strip protection from nearly every wolf in the lower 48.

It will be a devastating attack on one of America's most persecuted species — returning to the days when wolves everywhere were shot on sight and killed in traps by the thousands.

We're not waiting for the blow to fall. We're already in the courts fighting for a national recovery plan for gray wolves. And we've launched Call of the Wild, our largest national grassroots campaign ever to save America's wolves.

We've been fighting and winning for wolves for almost 30 years so that generations to come will see them flourishing in the wild. We need your help to continue.

Give to our Wolf Defense Fund today to save America's wolves.

For the wild,
Kierán Suckling
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

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