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Keep Wolves Protected Under the ESA ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1940 days ago -
Tell Congress that the Interior Department is dead wrong on their wolf policy. Tell them you want wolves!

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Amy E (66)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:00 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:01 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:03 pm
Thank you for taking action for wolves, .
TU Cher

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:13 pm
signed and noted

Julie E (405)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:17 pm
Noted and signed.

Kimberly B (89)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:24 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thanks Cher, Signed and shared.

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:07 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:09 pm
message sent

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:31 pm
Thank you for taking action for wolves, .

Animae C (515)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:31 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:36 pm
Already signed, thanks Cher

penny C (83)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:11 pm

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:05 pm

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:18 pm

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:28 pm
thank you for this, cher. i love your resilience. xxxoo

James Merit (144)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:04 pm

aj E (164)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:03 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:41 pm
Please boycott beef and lamb- the biggest proponents of the wolf massacre are the livestock ranchers.

karen n (57)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:15 pm
signed and noted with great pleasure

Constance F (418)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
Thank you, signed and shared !

Gabriele R (26)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:30 pm
noted , tried to sign but would not accept state and zip

. (7)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:47 pm
Signed, thanks Cher.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:48 pm
Can't sign,. but noted - they need to protect these precious animals at all times.

Marie W (67)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:31 am

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:12 am
So signed!

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:27 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:25 am
Noted and signed.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:33 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:08 am

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:09 am

. (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:17 am
Signed and noted - ty Cher

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Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:12 am

Michael M (60)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:47 am
Here is my personal modification of the letter. I submit it to you in order to help you understand the psychological and political issues involved. I will not go into any of this or other issues involved as it is too stressful.

This passing moon was called "the moon when the wolves run together" by the Tssitssitsa, and has long been known as" the wolf moon" by others. This is the time of year when their part on Earth is especially important, when the Wolf does the hunting to make other nations stronger and healthier. They will be mating now in this coming time.

The following text touches on some human problems which will be either helped or made worse by unleashing further torture and spree-killing by humans to no good purpose, but only to make the human descend fatally further into illness.

Letter text:
As one who has done wolf research and found the present rather unscientific and irrational killing sprees done under the aegis of various state and national agencies, I'm writing to you today to demand that the federal government NOT eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in most of the lower 48 states.

The restoration of wolves has been hailed as one of the biggest successes of the Endangered Species Act since it was passed in 1973, and is highly supported by the vast majority of Americans.

Delisting the gray wolf will halt four decades of progress in its tracks and expose America's wolves to unwarranted and unsustainable killing.

Worse, using license to cruelty toward living individuals of a native species as political compromise or issue, is highly unethical.

This is precisely what has happened in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana -- where the premature delisting of those states' wolf populations has led to the killing of hundreds of wolves.

This political footballing and license to atrocious cruelty through unrestrained killing under the euphemism of wolf management threatens to seriously further undermine our society, as well as butchering wolves and forcing their minimal populations toward extinction.

We KNOW that such low populations fragmented without possibility of gene flow are subject to loss of viability.

We KNOW that conflicts and losses to this particular predator can be limited and easily mitigated through present nonlethal programs.

We also know that the Gray Wolf is also still severely endangered when and where states control wolf populations.

Delisting will cause failure to restore wolves to more of their historic range, including Colorado, the Pacific Northwest, Utah, southwest Oregon, and California.

Wolves are an important native species that play a vital role in restoring healthy ecosystems by keeping prey species in balance. Places like the Olympic peninsula and the Colorado Rockies, as well as many other areas where wild ungulates are now developing crowding diseases, could benefit both ecologically and economically from the return of wolves.

Delisting would end wildlife managers' ability to revitalize some of America's best remaining wildlife habitat by bringing back these important animals.

Only when wolves have recovered throughout most of their historic range, and when states refrain from managing their wolf populations in a biological race to re-extinguish them -- then perhaps delisting is an option worth debating.

However, we are far from that day, and states, special interest groups, and deranged individuals are impoverishing natural, native America through their obscene killing of this icon of public trust, this vital part of intact native North American ecosystems.

I would like you to seriously consider that using this native species as a political tool is highly unethical, and to cease doing so.

To any staff member who may read this, I hope that you yourself will inform yourself of the human behavioral problems involved with unleashing cruel response to human psychological problems stemming from other causes; consider that there are concerns far more valid and important than merely continuing to follow or support political policies.

We urge you in the strongest possible terms to not replace one of America's signature wildlife conservation success stories with reprehensible cruelty.

. The future of wolves, of sufficient respect for our native species and environment, and of our very society, through institutionalization of atrocious behavior, this is personally in your hands.

Please reverse course on this allowance of cruelty and violent behavior at the very least, on public lands.

Thank you.

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:08 pm

. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:10 am
done. TY Cher and Michael for the info..:)

Anna Undebeck (256)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:24 am
"Thank you for taking action for wolves"..
Thanks Cher!

Cristina M (137)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:14 pm
Are they somehow protected? because I see everywhere the massive killing of wolves and disgusting people posting their photos everywhere very proud of killing these magnificent animals. Thanks Cher!

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:29 am

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:32 am
Sorry, US only! Thanks Cher

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 5:33 am

Valerie Disle (66)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:27 pm
US only
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