Barely 100 red wolves exist in the wild today. Yet, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is being pressured by the state in which they live, North Carolina, to walk away from the unfinished job of bringing them back. The USFWS could make a decision in the next month–please take action today and urge that they continue recovery efforts for red wolves!
Members of both the U.S. House and the Senate are are preparing legislation to strip wolves of their federal protections in states including Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Deciding when to remove Endangered Species Act protections is not the role of politicians in Congress and would set a dangerous precedent — weakening this crucial conservation law.
More than one thousand wolves have been killed by trappers in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Minnesota since 2011. Unlike hunting, trapping is loosely regulated. In states that allow trapping, wolves can be left for days on end. Trapping is thoroughly indiscriminate. Endangered and protected species like bald and golden eagles, wolverines, Canada lynx, and countless others are killed annually by trapping. Even household pets are killed by this outdated, cruel practice. In Montana, lethal traps can be set a… Continue reading
The U.S. Senate is again considering a twice-failed giveaway to trophy hunters and other special interests that would: a) keep the EPA from doing its job by regulating lead, b) open the door for the importation of sport-hunted polar bears, c) require federal agencies to open up millions of acres of public lands to hunting and trapping, and d) direct land managers to build or expand shooting ranges on public lands, which would increase lead in the landscape. Ask your Senators to oppose the… Continue reading
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is set to finalize their plan to kick wolves off of the endangered species list any day. Recently, the Service’s Northern Rockies Wolf Coordinator said, “We think wolves should be delisted, they should be managed by states.” Director Dan Ashe has said repeatedly, that he views wolf recovery as a success and strongly favors turning the job over to the states. Despite the Service’s eagerness to walk away, their job isn’t finished and… Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services operates largely out of public view and with little oversight, killing more than 5 million animals every year. At an annual cost of $30 million to taxpayers, USDA’s Wildlife Services has become the nation’s most prolific killer of wildlife.