Why is FWS caving to the pressure to delist wolves? If you're wondering this too, just take a look at the people aggressively pushing the anti-wolf agenda. We're going up against a powerful, well-funded coalition that includes many vocal wolf-haters, fiercely pressuring FWS to delist wolves. But it also includes anti-environmental political interests, who have turned wolf conservation into an ultra-conservative political punching bag. Extreme politics should have no role in wolf conservation! Help us save wolves and turn back FWS' misguided delisting proposal. You have to ask: What's more American than our nation's wild heritage? Shouldn't conservation be a value that we all share regardless of political party? Here's how one investigative journalist describes some of the more extreme anti-wolf forces supporting delisting: “...A loose coalition of hunters' groups, outfitters, and ranchers—along with the many disaffected men embracing militia groups, local 'sovereignty' and states rights, particularly rights to use public lands without federal regulation—coalesced around the idea that wolves represented icons of the hated federal government.” More than 1,100 wolves have been killed in the Northern Rockies since Congress stripped them of ESA protections back in 2011. This is a perfect example of what happens when politics is allowed to steam roll science. We need all Americans to speak out to remind FWS that they are legally and ethically obligated to protect these magnificent creatures until they are fully recovered. Defenders is working around the clock to: Organize grassroots efforts around the upcoming public hearings. Provide a public platform for concerned scientists. Rally Americans around the country to speak out for wolves and keep the pressure on FWS. We only have about 36 days left in the public comment period. With your help, we will use every hour of every one of these days to make sure FWS gets the message: Extreme politics has no role in wolf conservation! Please help us today with a generous donation to save wolves and other endangered wildlife.
For the wolves, Jamie Rappaport Clark President Defenders of Wildlife