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Target: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar 

Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund




In March, President Obama's Interior Department approved the Bush Administration's discredited plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana. And now, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has announced it will begin selling an estimated 70,000 permits to hunt and kill wolves in Idaho, allowing 220 wolves to be killed starting on September 1st in the first-ever state regulated hunt of gray wolves in the continental United States. . . .







Idaho's announcement comes on the heels of Montana's plan to hunt 75 wolves starting in October. These numbers would be over and above the wolves already killed each year by other means of lethal control, as well as natural deaths. All these actions combined threaten the recovery of the still vulnerable regional wolf population in the Northern Rockies. . . .





This could be the worst wolf massacre in the Lower 48 United States since the 1930s. Please send your message to Interior Secretary Salazar now urging him to immediately reinstate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies! . . .











UPDATE 10/6/09: At least 21 wolves have been killed in Idaho and nine in Montana.







March 25, 2010 at 8:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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