But just WTF is it with the Republicans and wolves?
This from the NDRC.
As the Bush Administration
rides off into the sunset, it's taking a deadly parting
shot at the wolves of Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.
This 11th hour attack would strip wolves of
their Endangered Species protection and leave them vulnerable to
mass slaughter by Northern Rockies states. Those states have
plans that could kill nearly 1,000 wolves in the first year
need to fire back 100,000 Official Citizen Comments and fend
off this life-threatening attack.
We don't have a moment
to lose, because the Bush Administration is racing to
put a new wolf-killing plan into effect before it leaves
Official Citizen Comment could be the last, best hope for
the wolves, so please submit it right now. The
Administration is taking public comments only until November
We've protected Yellowstone's wolves
before. And with your help, we will do it again.
just two months ago that our partner organization, NRDC, won a
huge legal victory in federal court when it forced the Bush
Administration to withdraw its original wolf-killing plan.
I warned you at the time that the Administration could
still return with yet another assault on wolves.
Now they're back and they're going for broke —
with a plan created to slaughter wolves en masse — at the
bidding of powerful ranching and hunting
Their new "License to Kill" plan, if
put into effect, would lead to a state-sponsored massacre of
wolves in Greater Yellowstone and Central Idaho.
couldn't have picked a worse time. Scientists are predicting a
crash in Yellowstone's wolf population this year — and
wolf pups are dying from an outbreak of a yet-to-be-determined
With the population below the
2,000-3,000 wolves that experts believe are needed for long-term
health, the Bush Administration's scheme could push the
gray wolf back to the brink of
That's why we must fight back with
the force of at least 100,000 Official Citizen Comments in favor
of wolf protection. But we have less than three weeks to
mobilize before the November 28 deadline.
now, the states of Idaho and Montana are awaiting "Open Fire"
orders to unleash a deadly public hunt as soon as this winter,
if the latest Bush proposal goes through as planned. And Wyoming
could also start a hunt this winter if it succeeds in rushing
through its latest plan.
That's why I urge you to click
to send your Official Citizen Comment right now — before
the Bush Administration has a chance to pull the trigger on this
deadly scheme and slaughter the greatest wildlife icon of the
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