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Jul 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 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.

Frances Beinecke
NRDC Action Fund

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Jan 23, 2007
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Thanks to supporters like you, we were able to raise nearly $95,000 and generate nearly 50,000 actions in our Campaign to Save Northern Rockies Wolves. But things have gotten worse in Idaho and Wyoming... ;">Please make an emergency donation now to stop the slaughter!
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Dear Tracey,

Things aren’t looking good for Northern Rockies wolves.

At a Boise rally of anti-wolf zealots, Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter told the crowd, "I'm prepared to bid for that first ticket to shoot a wolf myself." He then endorsed a plan to kill 54 of the state’s 65 packs -- over 80 percent of the state’s wolves.

In Wyoming, the state legislature is moving forward with a bill to “aggressively manage” their wolf populations by killing up to 66% of wolves in their state outside national park boundaries.

We need your help to stop them. Please support our work with your emergency gift of ;">$100, ;">$50, ;">$35 or ;">another amount.

Any day now, the Bush-Cheney Administration could sanction the largest massacre of wolves to occur in the lower 48 states in decades. And in Wyoming and Idaho, state governments are preparing plans to make it happen.
These irresponsible proposals could even lead to the killing of Yellowstone wolves. As individuals and packs cross park boundaries, they would find themselves directly in the line of fire.

Defenders of Wildlife is working hard on the ground, fighting against what would be the most significant setback in wolf recovery in decades.

We’ve already mobilized more than 47,000 activists to urge the Fish & Wildlife Service to keep protections for wolves in place. Northern Rockies Representative Suzanne Stone has given dozens of media interviews and is coordinating with state and local conservation groups, ranchers and sportsmen to stop these misguided plans.

And that’s not all we’re doing. We’re rallying our activists on the ground, launching public education campaigns and are preparing for legal action to ensure protection for Western wolves.

;">But we’re going to need your help. Your tax-deductible emergency donation will help prevent a Northern Rockies wolf slaughter.

The future of our wolves depends on you.

Rodger Schlickeisen, President (c)Daniel J. Cox/www.naturalexpos
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P.S. ;">Your online donation makes an immediate impact. You can also make a contribution over the phone by calling 1-800-385-9712.

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