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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Three Out of Four Wolves Could Die

This is a copy of an email including the link to sign the petion I got.

We've been monitoring the situation for wolves in Idaho through our partners at Defenders of Wildlife, and we have a critical opportunity to make a real difference for these magnificent animals today: The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed a disastrous new wolf management plan, and we need your letter to stop it.

The comment period on this terrible proposal is open until this Friday, February 17th. Tell the Fish and Game to protect our wolves -- send your message now.

Under the Department's proposal, three out of every four wolves in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest's Lolo district would be killed over the next five years. Entire wolf packs -- including pups -- could be eradicated using aerial gunning and trapping.

This plan is not wolf management -- it's a wolf massacre!

Urge the Department of Fish and Game to reject this wolf "mismanagement plan" -- please send your comments now.

This awful proposal surfaced less than a week after the Bush administration turned over responsibility for the management of more than 500 wolves to the state of Idaho, where the state legislature has called for the elimination of wolves "by any means necessary."

Relying on a seriously deficient study, state officials claim that reducing wolf numbers would increase the elk population. But scientists have long identified poor habitat conditions as the cause of low elk numbers. Instead of addressing the real problem, the Department of Fish and Game is using wolves as a scapegoat to appease anti-wolf factions.

Don't let Fish and Game get away with it. Send a message now to stand up for our wolves.

Eleven years ago, Defenders of Wildlife helped achieve a remarkable victory -- the reintroduction of wolves to Idaho, where they had almost vanished. Now anti-wolf zealots are trying to turn back the clock. They have even launched a new ballot initiative again calling for removal of wolves from Idaho "by any means possible."

We need your comment today to save Idaho's wolves. Please hurry -- the public comment period ends this Friday, February 17th. Send your comments now.

Thank you for standing up for wolves today!

Here is the link to sign if you want to.......

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