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Grey Wolves Should be Protected, Not Hunted!

About the Petition

Over the past two decades, the federal government has worked to protect and promote the grey wolf in the American West, bringing them back from the brink of extinction. Officially off the endangered species list in 2009, grey wolves are threatened again.

A new law in Wyoming law would allow hunters to kill wolves anywhere outside of Yellowstone National Park. Already, dozens of wolves have been shot since October 2012.

An apex predator, wolves are great for their ecosystem’s biodiversity. A study following wolves in Yellowstone Park, showed that they increased the biodiversity of the park by curbing elk populations and allowing more vegetation to grow.

Organizations like the Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice are petitioning Governor Mead to put in place policies that protect wolves, instead of killing them. If you support their work, sign this petition to stop the slaughter of wolves in Wyoming.

To: Wyoming Governor Matt Mead

I was deeply upset when I heard about Wyoming’s new plans to allow hunters to kill grey wolves in 85% of the state. Grey wolves were just taken off the endangered species list in 2009 – groups like Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice believe we shouldn’t mar one of conservation’s greatest success stories by allowing these animals to be slaughtered again.

Management is just a euphemism for “kill.” This new law allows hunters to slaughter too many wolves, too quickly. Already, at least 49 wolves have been killed since October 2012, out of a population of 328. Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice believe this

Please, reconsider this law and adopt policies that protect wolves, so that they can continue to thrive for generations to come. I urge you to take action immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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