The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service won't stop States from killing more wolves
PLEASE circulate this petition widely! We're doing real good - but we need many many more signatures!
Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming aim to kill more wolves. Among the latest developments: Idaho has readied $400,000 for wolf control, Montana will allow landowners to kill 100 wolves “perceived to pose a threat,” and Wyoming had increased the trophy wolf “harvest” near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service “recovery goal” requires merely 150+ wolves in each state. According to the Service, “the wolf population is recovered and remains secure under State management.” It expects a “long-term average of around 1,000 wolves” for the entire northern Rocky Mountain region, “based on natural carrying capacity in suitable habitat and human social tolerance.”
State game agencies reported at least 1,592 wolves at the end of 2013: 659 in Idaho, 627 in Montana, and 306 in Wyoming.
The move to cut the small wolf population in the northern Rockies places even our national park wolves at great risk. The upshot: We’ll have to work a lot harder for a wolf safety zone around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Please continue supporting this noble cause!