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Speak Out and Protect Gray Wolves!

July 6, 2013
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE BORN FREE USA

Dear Friend:

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has launched an attack on the endangered gray wolf that threatens to decimate its slowly recovering populations. FWS has published a proposal to remove gray wolves from the list of endangered species, and we must speak out against this travesty.

Thousands of these majestic animals once roamed across the United States, but exploitative bounty programs, poisons, trapping and aerial shooting nearly eliminated the gray wolf from the lower 48 states over the past century.

Gray wolves were placed on the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1973, but their recovery is far from over and their survival is still precarious. The gray wolf has already been delisted in the Great Lakes Region, and Born Free USA is part of a major lawsuit to restore protection. If delisted, states could open trophy hunting seasons that encourage the most inhumane methods of hunting, including steel-jawed traps, baiting, and attacking wolves with packs of dogs.

We have an opportunity to fight this proposal, but we must act quickly before wolves are again made vulnerable because we have only 3 months to weigh in. The short-sighted proposal is driven by a disregard for this iconic species, and all compassionate Americans should submit a comment in opposition of this decision.



WHOM TO CONTACT

The short-sighted proposal is driven by a disregard for this iconic species, and all compassionate Americans should submit a comment in opposition of this decision.  Only your comment is required, no name, address, or email is necessary.


SAMPLE COMMENT

FWS has published a proposal to remove gray wolves from the list of endangered species. Thousands of these majestic animals once roamed across the United States, but exploitative bounty programs, poisons, trapping and aerial shooting nearly eliminated the gray wolf from the lower 48 states over the past century.

Gray wolves were placed on the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1973, but their recovery is far from over and their survival is still precarious. The gray wolf has already been delisted in the Great Lakes Region. If delisted, states could open trophy hunting seasons that encourage the most inhumane methods of hunting, including steel-jawed traps, baiting, and attacking wolves with packs of dogs.

I vehemently oppose this proposal and encourage compassionate decision-makers to please keep wolves listed on the Endangered Species Act.

Thank you for considering this urgent appeal.


The wolf spirit

The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song
One can feel it forever, it is never too long
The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds
Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud
The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain
In all four of our seasons, without any disdain
The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high
Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky
The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth
It will live forever, no one can measure its worth.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2013 4:02 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

    Like

  2. July 6, 2013 7:19 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Wolves have long been a victim of human politics. Hope they get rescued soon.

    Like

  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 7, 2013 3:24 am

    The wolf spirit

    The wolf spirit is like a beautiful song
    One can feel it forever, it is never too long
    The wolf spirit is like the freedom of clouds
    Hovering ever so gently, with head held so proud
    The wolf spirit dances in sunshine and rain
    In all four of our seasons, without any disdain
    The wolf spirit lives in the mountains up high
    Its grandeur is endless, it can touch the sky
    The wolf spirit belongs to all who live on earth
    It will live forever, no one can measure its worth.

    Like

  4. July 7, 2013 5:25 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.

    Like

  5. July 8, 2013 4:26 pm

    great poem Karen!! Comments sent thanks Stacey also shared in several places

    Like

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