May 1

WIN for Wolves: Great Lakes wolf delisting kept out of spending bill

Thanks to thousands of calls, emails, visits, and endless pressure from Endangered Species Coalition activists and member organizations, Congress will pass a funding bill without any poison pill riders.

Great Lakes wolves are the primary beneficiary–maintaining Endangered Species Act protections. Legislation that would have stripped these wolves of these crucial safeguards was kept off of the spending bill thanks to that activist pressure and the efforts of Congressional leaders including Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL),  and Tom Udall (D-NM), and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD); and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ). 

Litigation is still pending that could result in the overturning of the decision to protect wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, but for now, this is a big win for wolves.  Had they been delisted by Congress, these states could have set wolf hunting and trapping seasons immediately, threatening to unravel years of conservation efforts to bring these wolves back.

Sign the petition thanking congressional leadership for blocking anti-wildlife riders!

If you use Twitter, click to thank Rep. Pelosi; Rep. HoyerRep. McCollumRep. Frelinghuysen; Sen. Leahy; Sen. Durbin;  Sen. Schumer; and Sen. Udall for keeping riders such as the GL wolf delisting amendment off of the spending bill or send them an email through their websites. (Sen. Schumer; Sen. DurbinSen. Udall; Sen. LeahyRep. Pelosi; Rep. Frelinghuysen; Rep. Hoyer;  Rep. McCollum)

 

350 Comments on WIN for Wolves: Great Lakes wolf delisting kept out of spending bill

  1. Marilyn Martin says:

    Thank you for ensuring that Great Lakes wolves remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. We must be vigilant since wolf-haters continue to look for opportunities to remove protections for wolves. And protections for wolves and bears on Alaska wildlife refuges have been removed by Republicans in Congress as noted in the following press release from the Humane Society of the United States.

    http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2017/03/Alaska-bear-wolf-hunting-032117.html

    The following quotes are relevant to the plight of wildlife who depend on activists like us to fight for their protection:

    We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
    ~ Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928

    The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
    ~ Henry Havelock Ellis

    The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.
    ~ Agent Smith in the Matrix

    Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.
    ~Ansel Adams

    For most of the wild things on earth, the future must depend on the conscience of mankind.
    ~Dr. Archie Carr

    If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
    ~Lyndon B. Johnson

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  2. Victoria Fairchild says:

    I strongly believe that humans have “Spirit Animals” through their lives.
    Mine is the wolf.
    Thank you for giving them some real protection.
    Please keep up the GOOD works.

  3. Irene Napolitano says:

    Thank you for all that you did to save the wolves. Please continue to protect our animals, environment, water and air. It is because of you that we can celebrate and the wolves can be saved.

  4. alison merkel says:

    INCREDIBLE!! Frankly, I had given up hope of hearing such fabulous news. Perhaps between activism and the court system, we really can protect our planet and her wildlife.

  5. Barbara Van Tuyl says:

    Heartfelt thanks for protecting our iconic wolves which are so much a part of our history, heritage and an integral part of our ecosystem.

  6. Barbara Van Tuyl says:

    Heartfelt thanks for protecting our iconic wolves which are such an integral part of our history heritage and ecosystem.

  7. Hurt Luc says:

    Please protect the endangered species Act and the species, that need protection. Thank you for your support.

  8. A. Laielen says:

    It is great to get some positive news about the dear wolves. Thanks for all who made this possible.

  9. Deborah Van Damme says:

    Thank you so very much for your support of the Great Lakes wolves. We need to coexist with these lovely fellow creatures.

  10. Kris Knoll says:

    Thank you for protecting an important part of the earth’s balance. These majestic creatures deserve safety.

    • Susan West says:

      Thank you for helping to keep Great Lakes wolves from being de-listed in the recent spending bill. This means they will continue to be protected. It is so important to continue to maintain their protection under the Endangered Species Act; without it, decades of conservation efforts would be lost.
      We need to do everything we can to continue to protect our environment. Thank you for helping this effort!

  11. It is so very important that wolves be allowed to continue their role in balancing the population of herd animals, which might otherwise ruin the environment. In wolf-free areas, deer have become garden pests and have caused many deaths and injuries when involved with automobiles.

  12. Madeleine Bateman says:

    I wish to make my great relief at knowing that the
    wolves are going to be safe.
    Thank you so much

  13. Elizabeth Claman says:

    This is great news, but our government has a long way to go. I will be so happy when legislators finally begin to understand the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the dire consequences of eliminating them!

    • Lary McKee says:

      Thank you for protecting wolves..when I was a child my dad brought home a wolf puppy, it’s mom was evidently shot by someone and each of the hikers saved a small pup in the litter. I raised him till he was almost mature but he was becoming aggressive! Establishments then began to pop up for abandoned wild life and my parents brought him to one. I named him Buttons, he was just the sweetest !

  14. Karin Hannah says:

    Thank you for saving these beautiful creatures! I heartily appreciate that you have heard the unified voice of those who want to protect these wolves and our other native wild animals from greedy interest groups who only want to capitalize on the destructionl of our wildlife and environment. You have most decidedly made a step in the right direction. Now please save Alaska’s wildlife refuge! Thank you again.

  15. Coralie says:

    Thanks to you for keeping wolves on the endangered list. Their need for your understanding of the need for their protection is critical and you stepped up to the plate for their benefit. Please know that there are so many of us in the USA who understand their importance in our ecosystem. As a previous comment stated, the government shouldn’t be the ones to decide their fate, when scientific minds have the correct and unbiased facts. Again, thank you for your efforts!

  16. David Rogash says:

    Wild life and environmental protection are so Very important and essential for many ethical and ecological reasons. I can only hope we continue in this direction and do what’s morally and ecologically correct.

    • Lary McKee says:

      I agree, all wildlife must be protected for I personally just can’t imagine living in a world without them. Thank you for protecting wolves.

  17. Katie & Bill says:

    Thank you for Protecting the Wolves
    They are needed they are our Clean-up crew of the Animal Chain
    Thanks again

  18. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR WOLVES IN AMERICA! All Country’s have wolves and America has the Greatest Wolves in the World! I have two wolves and they are so Massively Intelligent that they could very easily and successfully be Repopulated and Re-Introduced into the Wild Mountains and Forests IF THEY WERE LEFT ALONE TO SURVIVE IN THE WILD WITHOUT HUMAN INTERFERENCE! THERE ARE STILL FRONTIERS LEFT WHERE THEY COULD THRIVE AND SURVIVE WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH HUMANS OR THEIR LIVESTOCK OR CONTACT AT ALL IF OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD PROTECT THEM AND ALLOW THEM TO CO-EXIST ON THEIR OWN AND THEY DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH US ON THEIR OWN AND ON THEIR OWN TERMS! ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ISOLATED FROM THEIR HUMAN KILLERS AND CAPTIVITY. THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN NORTHERN TERRAIN. IT WOULDN’T COST OUR GOVERNMENT A GREASED, PLUGGED NICKEL.

  19. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR WOLVES IN AMERICA! All Country’s have wolves and America has the Greatest Wolves in the World! I have two wolves and they are so Massively Intelligent that they could very easily and successfully be Repopulated and Re-Introduced into the Wild Mountains and Forests IF THEY WERE LEFT ALONE TO SURVIVE IN THE WILD WITHOUT HUMAN INTERFERENCE! THERE ARE STILL FRONTIERS LEFT WHERE THEY COULD THRIVE AND SURVIVE WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH HUMANS OR THEIR LIVESTOCK OR CONTACT AT ALL IF OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD PROTECT THEM AND ALLOW THEM TO CO-EXIST ON THEIR OWN AND THEY DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH US ON THEIR OWN AND ON THEIR OWN TERMS! ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ISOLATED FROM THEIR HUMAN KILLERS AND CAPTIVITY. THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN NORTHERN TERRAIN. IT WOULDN’T COST OUR GOVERNMENT A GREASED, PLUGGED NICKEL.

  20. Diane Nunez says:

    All Country’s have wolves and America has the Greatest Wolves in the World! I have two wolves and they are so Massively Intelligent that they could very easily and successfully be Repopulated and Re-Introduced into the Wild Mountains and Forests IF THEY WERE LEFT ALONE TO SURVIVE IN THE WILD WITHOUT HUMAN INTERFERENCE! THERE ARE STILL FRONTIERS LEFT WHERE THEY COULD THRIVE AND SURVIVE WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH HUMANS OR THEIR LIVESTOCK OR CONTACT AT ALL IF OUR GOVERNMENT WOULD PROTECT THEM AND ALLOW THEM TO CO-EXIST ON THEIR OWN AND THEY DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH US ON THEIR OWN AND ON THEIR OWN TERMS! ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ISOLATED FROM THEIR HUMAN KILLERS AND CAPTIVITY. THEY DESERVE THEIR OWN NORTHERN TERRAIN. IT WOULDN’T COST OUR GOVERNMENT A GREASED, PLUGGED NICKEL.

  21. marjorie knodle says:

    Thank you so much for the continued protection of wolves.Bless you for your compassion.

  22. Michele LaPorte says:

    So grateful to those who hold true to being righteous, humane and compassionate! Wolves’ lives matter and we are truly thankful you’ve helped protect these beautiful animals!

  23. Mal Gaff says:

    Your support of the Great Lakes’ wolves heartens me. Thank you for voting in the way you did.

  24. Gerald Hallead says:

    Thank you so much for your vote to block the inhumane and dangerous riders to save the Great Lakes Wolves! Outstanding!!!

  25. Joseph Agius says:

    well done, keep up the good fight! The world is meant to be shared and enjoyed by all animals

    • Jacki says:

      Thank you :~) Mother Earth smiled upon you when you did this…
      She needs people to help protect her children, can She count on
      you to keep up this good work ?

  26. Thank you, thank you for saving these beautiful animals! I truly appreciate that you have heard the unified voice of the people who WANT to PROTECT these and other animals from greedy interest groups who capitalize on the downfall of our wildlife and environment. This is the step in the right direction but now it’s time to save Alaska’s wildlife refuge!

  27. Denise Routly says:

    Thank you for stepping up to do the right thing….protecting these magnificent wolves ….we must protect our wildlife and wild spaces always!!

  28. Endangered species – bacteria. Yeah – you know – the ones our Owners advertise (advertising being the central most important event in all our lives) advertise we need to kill – Lysol et al.
    Can we organize a day without bacteria – to demonstrate – well – you get it. Jerks!!!!!
    Well, that’s capitalism… normaha@pacbell.nett

  29. Jeanne Walker says:

    Thank you so much for saving our beautiful wolves. That means one less heartbreak to us who love them so much.

  30. Penny Skaff says:

    Thank you so much for protecting the wolves. They are so important to our ecology, and they are living beings who deserve to be treated with care. Thank you for doing such great work.

    • Mitch Merry says:

      Congress hears from people on both sides of most decisions. It’s important to thank them when they do the right thing.

  31. Jeanne Walker says:

    I am so grateful that you saved our wolves! Thank you. That means one less heartbreak for us who love them so much!

  32. Donald Paden says:

    Thank you for supporting The Great Lakes Wolves and for standing strong against poison pills in the spending bill.

  33. Claudia Kennon says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart . . . and from the bottom of theirs !
    These animals, and so many more, deserve our protection.

  34. Ryan Burger says:

    Thank you for doing the right, logical thing. It’s nice to see that some of what the people who voted politicians into office actually settles between the ears of those politicians.

  35. DeDe says:

    Yeah!! A win for one of the many needing us to defend them!! Finally some good news!!:)) Thank you!!!

  36. Michelle Hayward says:

    Thank you from the UK for protecting the wolves!

    With all the damage Trump is doing is good to hear some good news.

  37. Pam Rogers says:

    Thanks for saving these beautiful animals. Now please keep hunters out of Alaska’s refuge the innocent families that will be torn apart will be devastating. All animals need our protection from the less than human humans. Thanks again

  38. Houston Stokes says:

    This is great news. I am so happy the wolves are protected. They keep the deer population in check and protect us from Lyme ticks.

  39. Natalie Golay says:

    Thank you for keeping riders such as the GL wolf delisting amendment off of the spending bill. We must continue to protect our natural heritage for the benefit of future generations in the US and abroad. Mere words cannot express the critical importance of protecting our environment and wildlife. Thank you!

  40. Kat Winter says:

    Thank you for saving the wolves in Michigan and for keeping destructive anti-environmental riders out of the funding bill.

  41. Maria says:

    Thank you for listening to us and caring for our wildlife. Thank you very much for protecting them for us!

  42. ahimsa42 says:

    “Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed. Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer. So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.”~ David Coates

    http://www.cowspiracy.com/

    • H.L. Chris Chrissos says:

      You have forgotten the main reasons for these illogical actions. #1. Man is all important in his reality. #2. Man can not deal with competing predators and therefore must be killed. #3. Man is shortsighted and cannot and will not accept responsibility for his destructive actions. #4. Man, generally speaking, of course, worships money.

  43. Patty Erwin says:

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done, God Bless and keep up the good work!!!

  44. Ann Marie Cunningham says:

    As a science journalist and science festival producer, I’m extremely grateful to you for helping to protect wolves.

  45. Fred Brodsky says:

    We must protect our environment and endangered species. If we fail, there is no possible remedy and no do over.

  46. Kathi Lyons says:

    Thank you for listening to those of us who care about wildlife and the planet. It’s obvious that you do too! The Great Lakes Wolves would surely go totally extinct without your willingness to see that they remain protected. Each and every one of you could not be more appreciated. A heartfelt thank you.

  47. Renee says:

    Thank you for caring. The wolves around the Great Lakes need management as their numbers are shrinking. Delisting them would not have helped. There are three wolves left on Isle Royale and we need more not less wolves so hunting and trapping is not an answer, it never is. So a howling big thank you for helping those that cannot speak.

  48. Hana B. Moran says:

    Thank you for your support of the Great Lakes Wolves — and now we need to continue in our efforts to protect them all!

  49. Adoregon says:

    “Look well, O Wolves! What have the Free People to do with the orders of any save the Free People? Look well!”
    — “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling

  50. Holly says:

    Thanks for this action! I look forward to similar actions; where important environmental topics are addresses on merit vs. combined into legislation battles for political gain and/or posturing.

  51. Jan Goff says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for being kind and compassionate and putting out the effort you did for the wolves. If you could see my face you would see me smiling and with tears of joy.

  52. Lori Shermer says:

    Theses wolves are part of the animal chain and help keep other popluations of other animals under control by eating them . Keep the circle of life in balance.wolves don’t eat people neither

  53. K Sussman says:

    In the darkness surrounding this new administration there is a glimmer of hope that we will come to our senses and not destroy those that need our protection the most.

  54. Sasha Jackson says:

    Wolves are deserve for lifespan, no death from hunter, no sports and no entertainment from people. We want to make sure to keep the wolves safe in the globe.

  55. E. Neal says:

    I can’t thank you enough. You’ve achieved an impressive accomplishment during one of the most divisive, unsettling, and negative times in politics. You spoke up for the voiceless and actually saved them from pointless, deliberately painful, wanton, cowardly murders. If you hadn’t done it, nobody would have had the courage to speak out on their behalf. They count on you, as your constituents do. They can’t vote, but I can, and do, vote for them. Thank you!

  56. Remy Hadgett says:

    Thank you so much for your attention to this, on behalf of these endangered wolves and their families. Their rights are just as important as anything else and deserve to be left alone, not killed ‘for fun.’ Where is the sense in that? Please keep them on the endangered species act.

  57. Phyllis Van Leuven says:

    Sen. Schumer; Sen. Udall; Rep. Pelosi; Rep. Frelinghuysen)

    Thank you all so much for keeping the GL Wolves on the Endangered Species Act. I’m so glad the wolves will still be protected.

  58. Deb Brown says:

    Thank you very much!

    Extinction is forever.

    “There is little that separates humans from other sentient beings – we all feel pain, we all feel joy, we all deeply crave to be alive and live freely, and we all share this planet together.”

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

    –Gandhi

    • Mitch Merry says:

      Hi there. The riders were kept off of the bill prior to the vote which should happen tomorrow, so there is no roll call. The offices listed in the post were instrumental in acting in their roles as leadership to make sure that these anti-wildlife riders did not make it into the funding legislation.

  59. Thank you — from the wildlife that can’t speak for itself. Thank you — for speaking up for the eco- system that cannot tell you in words how important your voice was to them all.

  60. Summer Devlin says:

    So happy to see this in this “Trump” era. We need to fight hard to keep the wolves safe. Hope they don’t overturn this but it will not surprise me if they do.

  61. Judith Werner says:

    Thank you for not including riders that would delist Great Lakes wolves. These magnificent animals are critical for a healthy ecosystem and have every right to live and not be a hunter’s trophy.

  62. Alexandra Grayson says:

    Thank you so much for displaying true humanity and respecting the importance and necessity of protecting these animals. Lately it seems as though all we ever hear is bad new and about the stripping away of rights and protection for those who need it the most, by those who prosper from their demise. This gives us all hope for the future.

  63. Joanne Hedge says:

    As a native of the Great Lakes region and now a western resident concerned with western states wolf protections, this is great news. Very enlightened and progressive win!

  64. I want to take this moment to thank you for standing by the side of the environment and the ESA.

    The saving of the Great Lakes Wolves is a marker and an acknowledgement to Science.

    Especially I thank Congressman Frelinghuysen as the lone Republican who did the right thing and voted against the delisting of these wolves.

    Thank you all,

    Norma Campbell

  65. JAKE SCHWARTZ says:

    Our heartfelt thanks for those politicians who showed their political courage in voting to protect the wolves! America badly needs MORE politicians who CARE for OUR nation’s wild creatures. Let’s remember this when we next vote!

  66. Mike McGowan says:

    Again THANK YOU TO: Rep. Pelosi; Rep. Frelinghuysen; Sen. Schumer; and Sen. Udall

    I’m definitely happy those pieces of garbage politicians couldn’t get their quid pro quo for the rancher lobbyists rider through!- It would have been a travesty Thank you so much to the enlightened, compassionate, thoughtful, & SMART representatives that will NOT be voted out of office like those who wanted- it- bye bye assholes you’re next in line for the slaughter house of life!!

  67. Jaune Smith says:

    Thank you thank you, these wolves keep our eco systems of deer, elk and large animals healthy and keep them from overgrazing as well as debarking trees. This is important.

  68. André Henrique Bacci says:

    Protect Nature, Planet Earth!
    It’s a commitment from all of us.
    We must recognize that everything on the planet is interconnected, and that our life depends on the environment the preservation of the planet.

  69. Kathy Poynter says:

    I am so happy to see that there are actually politicians in Washington who actually have compassion for animals! Thank you for helping the Great Lakes wolves!! They do not need to end up being extinct because of the greed of many politicians! NO animals deserve to be driven to extinction because of the greed of humans!!!

  70. Linda Smeltz says:

    Thank you for your compassion….. The fighting for those who can not fight for themselves is undulating.. Thank you for hearing us..

  71. Keep up the good fight! We need to more than ever before stand against this EPA wrecking machine known as DJT!!!!! I can’t believe people aren’t seeing thru his BS as he is just for himself! Make him own up to his mistakes and that the buck stops with him!!!!

  72. Kimberly Morrill says:

    Thank you for keeping the Poison Pill out of the spending bill. The Wolves need our help!

  73. Sharon Rodrigues says:

    Thank you. The wolves deserve our protection. The hunters need to find another sport that doesn’t involve the killing of innocent animals that are not used for food.

  74. Marta Lynn Freeman-Steele says:

    Thank you all so very much for your concern in such an important agenda. Our Wolves and all our Wildlife will always depend on us and we, as a whole, must always be there for them. Again, please accept my Heartfelt Thank you and may God Bless all of you.

  75. Rhonda Kess says:

    Protecting our unique wildlife species is a direct reflection of what we stand for as a country. Thank you for recognizing this, it means a great deal.

  76. Tim Zemba says:

    Wildlife should be left alone, We as people should not decide animals fate. Money and politics always choose wrong. People can not seem to get along on this planet, because they are different or pereived as unequal same can be said of animals.

  77. Lisa Klein says:

    Many thanks to ALL of you for compassionately helping to keep riders out of the spending bill that would have de-listed GL wolves!

  78. Stanley Tomkiel says:

    Thank you for giving wolves a reprieve from the Sixth Great Extinction. I know that your fight seems hopeless in today’s hateful, greedy, religious and conservative political climate. I hope that more of us will understand your brave crusade and maybe save some of the many doomed species that made our world so beautiful..

  79. Mariana Heymans says:

    Great news, thank you so much. Wolves deserve to be respected and deserve protection from hunters.
    God Bless you all !!!

  80. Wolves are magnificent animals and deserve to live out their lives in peace and harmony with nature! Not to be hunted for sport! Or because they mistakenly killed a cow for food! Please keep them on the endangered species list!

  81. Margaret Johnson says:

    Thank you all for supporting the Endangered Species Act and saving the Gray Wolves. Ive missed how they planned to kill them but i can see the multitude of small animals who would eat them dying from the same thing. When will these people learn that wolves are part of the grander system that supports all the game and non-animals in an ecological system and by killing them off they actually set out to harm the whole system.

  82. Linda Voci says:

    Thank You So Much for signing to protect the wolves in the Great Lakes!!! As Gandhi said, “You can tell a country by the way it treats it’s animals…” Thank You for caring about animals enough to help them.

  83. Ronald Shank says:

    Spending bills should NOT contain ‘riders’ that sneak in dangerous agendas in ‘must pass’ bills. Don’t vote for anything except a clean spending bill.

  84. Aura Mix says:

    Thank you so much for protecting these amazing creatures! PLEASE continue to protect all wildlife, both in your states and countrywide!

  85. Donna Juzkiw says:

    Thank you for saving our wildlife. Wolves and all others deserve to be free from being hunted and killed by any means. Life is the greatest thing we have and they deserve theirs as we do. Thank you.

  86. Donlon McGovern says:

    A healthy ecosystem is dependent upon a healty apex predator population. Do not kill off wolves just to provide deer and elk for a few so called sportsmen.

  87. Cathleen Olsen says:

    Thank you for doing the right thing!!! We must stop the hate and destruction of the amazing animals who call the US home…just like we do. We must live in harmony with Nature and protect it!!

  88. Heidi Davee says:

    It is so very important to not include non-related items in bills! They get buried and sometimes are passed without anyone really noticing. Thank you!

  89. Diane Lewis says:

    Thank you for not putting riders to delist wolves on the spending bill. We have to start saving our wildlife or this will be a barren land.

  90. N says:

    I urge you to not delist wolves from the Great Lakes. As a citizen I urge to keep protecting wolves and all other species. I do not want to see endangered species under threat.

    Thank you!

  91. D. Rex Miller says:

    To those in Congress who worked to keep wolf delisting out of the spending bill, thank you! Please continue to protect wolves, grizzlies, and other threatened or endangered species–as well as the Endangered Species Act.

  92. Ray Morris says:

    Thank you for keeping wolves on the endangered species list. It’s an important step in saving many species which may otherwise would not be around for future generations to appreciate.

  93. Mary says:

    Thank-you to all who work to protect species and keep their natural habitat. Politicians and scientists need to work together along with those who live, work and play on our planet; not just here in the wonderful and free USA.

  94. Linda M. Mulder says:

    Wolves are an important part of the wildlife eco system. Systematically killing them is just plain dumb. Just because a few ranchers want them out…but what about the rest of the citizens who want them to be in the wild?

  95. brian girard says:

    save and protect our wildlife animals now. We the people will not stand by while there killed off.

  96. J. David Scott says:

    Thank you so very much for protecting wolves! They are an important part of the natural food chain…and, as such, are vital yo our own survival.

  97. Annie Bien says:

    Thank you so much for protecting the Great Lakes wolves, keeping them out of the spending bill! This is so much appreciated and gives me hope.

  98. these wolves deserve to live and deserve our protection the hunters are just going to have to hunt something else wolves are not a sport or a trophy, keep them on the endangered species act

  99. Marce Walsh says:

    Thank you!
    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”-Mahatma Ghandi
    “We should have respect for animals because it makes better human beings of us all.”-Jane Goodall

  100. Nancy Stocker says:

    Biodiversity is essential for a healthy planet. Wolves support biodiversity.

    Thanks you for your bote.

  101. Cristy Murray says:

    I’m thrilled and amazed you were able to pull this off. Thank you for the hard work to protect our wolves.

  102. cindy says:

    Thank God… hopefully when it all goes down to the wire, our leaders will realize that science and wildlife are needed for our future sanity! Stop the killing and continue nurturing and supporting mother nature and her gifts to us.

  103. Delphine Costedoat says:

    Among the most concerning possible amendments to the spending bill was a proposal to kick wolves in the Great Lakes off of the endangered species list. Had an amendment or rider that delisted wolves been included, not only would wolves have lost protections, but it would have further established a precedent of politicians making decisions that should be left to scientists, and it would have prevented later judicial review.

  104. June Picard says:

    Thank you so very much!!!! Wolves are amazing, intelligent loving family oriented creatures and must be protected from those less inteligint than themselves.

  105. Phoenix says:

    Thank you to those who understand that all living things deserve to be happy, healthy and free.

  106. Barbara Chichester says:

    I thank all of you that made it possible for the wolves to stay on the endangered list. This needs to be done for all wolves and bears, especially the ones in Alaska that are being slaughtered like fish in a barrel. My sister, who is an environmentalist for Seattle City and Light, told me that this would happen if a democrat did not get in and that the environment and animals would suffer. She said that we would have to take it to court to try to save them.

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