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Barack Obama, President of the United States

Dear President Obama,

We believe that the removal of the gray wolf from the endangered species list is a very important issue. We also believe that you are in a position to correct the mistake your government made in August 2013.

In 1974, after being hunted to near extinction, the hunting of gray wolves was outlawed. However, after 39 years of the species being protected your government took it off the protected species list and now they are being hunted again. Since hunting season started on the 28th of February 2014, 265 wolves have been trapped, poisoned and shot. This has left a population under 2000 gray wolves in the wild and this population could quickly disappear. There are also no limits on how many wolves can be shot or trapped, which allows hunters to kill up to twenty gray wolves at a time. Every day hunters can kill gray wolves helps the species become extinct.

Your government will be judged harshly if your decision leads to the extinction of the gray wolf. The eyes of the world are watching! Obviously it is time that action is taken to ban wolf hunting and put the gray wolf back on the endangered species list until the gray wolf population reaches 5,500. We also ask that you increase the boundaries around Yellowstone National Park so the wolves have more range. This will allow the wolves more space to hunt and breed and prevent them from straying out of the Park.

We trust that you will act promptly on this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Signed,

Ethen Mannix

This petition closed over 2 years ago

How this will help

America is one of

the only countries in the world where gray wolves live in the wild. The American government put the gray wolf on the endangered species list when the species were nearly...

America is one of

the only countries in the world where gray wolves live in the wild. The American government put the gray wolf on the endangered species list when the species were nearly hunted to extinction in 1971 but in 2013 President Barack Obama removed the species from the list and legalised gray wolf hunting once again. There are only 2000 gray wolves left in the world! If the gray wolf was nearly hunted to extinction once surely it will happen again! If you agree, then you should sign this petition. As the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is responsible for protecting all animals in is his country from the danger of extinction.

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