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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.
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.
Thanks again for answering the wolf’s distress call by telling
Interior Secretary Salazar to protect wolves as part of our “Big
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.”
. . .