Wolves, hunting, and “The Big Howl”

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Just wanted to pass along this email I got from the NRDC, so anyone who didn’t know about Obama’s Interior Secretary Salazar’s plan to allow wolf hunting to commence in May can take action.

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In just a few weeks, the mass killing of wolves could begin in

Idaho and Montana — and not even newborn wolf pups and their

nursing mothers will be spared.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to speak out before this slaughter unfolds. On May 4, the wolf’s federal protection will be lifted, and hunters and government agents will be free to open fire. After that, the states will launch

public hunts, targeting wolves.

Time is critical, so please take a moment to act now to call off what may become a disaster to the survival prospects of wolves living in and around Yellowstone National Park and the Norther Rockies.

Dear Lisa,

Thanks again for answering the wolf’s distress call by telling

Interior Secretary Salazar to protect wolves as part of our “Big

Howl” campaign.

The response has been amazing. In just 24 hours, over 55,000

people “howled” to tell the government to call off the guns.

But we need your help to turn up the volume on “The Big Howl”

even louder — otherwise, on May 4, government agents will be

free to open fire on wolves.

So please FORWARD this message to everyone you know and ask them

to take action and add their voices to “The Big Howl.”

It only takes a few minutes — and the “howls” from your friends

could help save the lives of hundreds of wolves in Idaho and

Montana — including newborn wolf pups and their nursing

mothers. Thank you for doing even more to protect wolves.

Frances

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From the NRDC website:

The NRDC is launching “The Big Howl” campaign to mobilize

Americans everywhere to protect wolves in the Northern Rockies

from the crossfire.

Add your voice now to our campaign:

Tell Interior Secretary Salazar to reverse his decision to kick

wolves off the endangered species list.

This is absolutely the wrong time to rip away federal

protections from these struggling wolves. Over the past year,

the wolf population in Yellowstone National Park has declined by

27 percent, with more than 70 percent of wolf pups succumbing to

disease.

One pack alone lost all 24 of its pups!

If the federal protections are lifted on May 4 as planned,

newborn wolf pups and their nursing mothers traveling outside

national parks will be in the line of fire.

That’s why NRDC and our partners are filing suit in federal

court to block this disastrous policy. But we must do more: we

must raise a nationwide outcry that the Obama Administration

cannot ignore.

And so we’re calling on everyone who cares about wolves to take

part in “The Big Howl” campaign:

Please call on the Interior Department to go back to the drawing

board and submit this cruel plan to the kind of rigorous

scientific review the Obama Administration has promised.

Because you have always stood up for wildlife, I’m contacting

you first to take part in “The Big Howl” campaign.

After you send your own message, I will let you know about an

easy way to spread the word to your friends and family. We need

at least one million messages to save the wolves — so get ready

to rally your friends and family to add their own voices to “The

Big Howl.”

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke

President

Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. Hearing the wolf howl after you take action is a poignant

reminder of why we must act swiftly to save these treasured

icons of the American West — before their federal protections

are lifted on May 4:

So please speak out today, and then tell everyone you know to

take part in “The Big Howl.”

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  1. website and send an email to Interior Secretary Salazar!  

    • Edger on April 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for this, Lisa.

    How anyone could want to shoot something like this is beyond me.

    A baby wolf gives a contented howl after finishing his bottle:

    • Diane G on April 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I have raised and rescued both hybrids and wolves for years.

    They are the most sentient beings I know.

    Thanks for this, have been signing everything that crosses my inbox for months, if not years!

  2. I’ve been fighting this situation for years.  It is just too sickening.  Every being has a purpose.  All animals are an integral part of our entire existence.

    And how can we but not to love and cherish their very existence here — their “birthings,” their antics, their everything!  They so amaze us and give us so much to love and cherish!  It seems many “humanoids” don’t seem to fit into that category!!!!  

    Signed over and over again!

    And, then, you have the “neocon Queen,” Sarah Palin, having these wolves shot at from airplanes, not even killed, but to go off and suffer severe and lingering pain until death.  You have to wonder at human beings period!

  3. Thanks to Tahoe,

    I`ve been a participant/member for a while, & I just heard the lovely howl of the wolf again.

    I get their emails on a regular basis.

    Thank You.

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