Wyomind, Idaho (rushprnews) July 13, 2007 –The Bush Administration has just issued a disastrous “License to Kill” plan that could trigger the extermination of half the gray wolves in Wyoming and Idaho, starting as early as October — unless we stop it now. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on this cruel proposal only until August 6. Please register your opposition right now by clicking here to submit an Official Citizen Comment. Our best hope for blocking this “open fire” order is to generate a tidal wave of public outrage and protest…so please sign your Citizen Comment immediately.
The Bush Administration wants to treat wolves like vermin, instead of an endangered species that has staged a welcome and dramatic comeback from the brink of extinction.
In preparation for these mass killings, the government has already purchased planes and helicopters capable of gunning down entire packs of wolves in minutes.
Their goal: To immediately kill up to 700 wolves in Greater Yellowstone and central Idaho.
Our goal: To stop this horrific proposal in its tracks — by generating 200,000 pro-wolf Citizen Comments by the August 6 deadline.
Can we do it? I’m certain of it. Only three months ago, online activists like you sent more than 137,000 Citizen Comments protesting the Bush Administration’s plan to remove Greater Yellowstone’s wolves from the endangered species list.
But even before that battle has been decided, the Bush Administration is upping the ante by declaring open season on wolves.
Simply put, they will allow the slaughter to begin while wolves are still on the Endangered Species list!
The administration wants to be able to kill wolves anywhere that elk herd numbers may be affected by wolves. It is focusing on areas where elk herds are smaller than the states want.
But those few cases of declines in elk herds have been caused by a combination of factors including habitat destruction, drought and human hunting — not just by wolves. And in most areas of the northern Rockies, elk numbers are at all-time highs!
Please block this new License to Kill by expressing your personal opposition while the Bush Administration is still taking public input.
Submit your Official Citizen Comment now — and shield the wolves of Greater Yellowstone and Idaho from the coming crossfire.
NRDC Action Fund