From: Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife <email@example.com>
Subject: Lives at Stake: Stop the Shoot-on-Sight Wolf Plan
Friend-- Wyoming is gunning to shoot wolves on sight across nearly 90% of the state -- even on national forests and other publicly owned lands. Worse, state officials are now pushing the policy with the blessing of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service!
Last week, the Obama Administration formally announced its plan to remove federal protections for wolves in Wyoming, leaving these iconic animals at the mercy of a shoot-on-sight state policy that covers nearly 90% of the state.
Defenders of Wildlife is working to fix this irresponsible plan and asking the Obama Administration for a better one... but we need your help, friend.
The Obama Administration's proposal allows indiscriminate wolf killing across the vast majority of Wyoming... even on national forests and other lands owned by the American taxpayer.
Congressional action has already eliminated important federal wolf protections in Idaho and Montana. Now the Obama Administration is walking away from its responsibility to ensure a healthy wolf population in the region by backing Wyoming's flawed wolf plan.
Under these plans, wolf numbers in Wyoming and throughout the Northern Rockies may be driven below sustainable levels.
Vital dispersal of wolves to other states where wolves have historically made their homes – particularly Colorado and Utah, which have no established wolf packs yet – may also become next to impossible.
And states like Idaho and Montana may even be tempted to follow Wyoming's lead, ushering in new policies that would allow wolves in those states to be killed on sight as well.
We only have until January 13th to make our voices heard. Please send your message now.
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