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Protect the Wyoming Wolf

May 14, 2012 | Hunting & Wildlife Management / Wolves / Take Action
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Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Submit your comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ON OR BEFORE May 16

Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to KEEP Wyoming wolves under the federal protection of the Endangered Species Act. Please see sample comments below.

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Sample Comments:

RE: FWS-R6-ES-2011-0039-7450

The members of Friends of Animals urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to KEEP Wyoming wolves under the federal protection of the Endangered Species Act.

Wyoming recently completed four documents that clarify Wyoming's approach to wolf management should the federal government delist the wolves of Wyoming, including revised State statutes, revised management regulations, revised hunting-season regulations, and an Addendum to the Wyoming Gray Wolf Management Plan. We reject the notion that the states of Wyoming and Idaho have offered a management plan appropriate to maintain recovery goals for the wolves who live in and between these states.

Under Wyoming's plan and its clarifications, wolves are still subject to being killed on sight. The plan negates the importance of the wolves' unique social structures and migration patterns. Genetic connectivity is far from assured between the wolves of central Idaho and Wyoming by way of the flex zone south of Jackson; moreover, four-and-a-half months annually of treating wolves in the flex zone as trophy game animals is reprehensible not only by our standards, but by global concepts of decency.

The rationale for the states' heavy-handed management plans is the goal of reducing wolf impacts on farm and prey animals. The statistically low incidence of predation on cattle is not an ecologically sound reason to target any and all wolves. Wolves do kill prey animals including deer and elk; although this might impact hunting revenues, it is the role of the Endangered Species Act to protect not businesses but endangered communities of living beings. Nor is it the role of the federal government to placate special-interest groups. We oppose de-listing of the Wyoming wolves in the strongest terms.

Very truly yours,

Priscilla Feral, on behalf of Friends of Animals

Comments

I'm pro hunting as to sustenance, and was taught to respect the land and the animals that inhabit it. Predators are vital for keeping balance in OUR Ecosystem, and the altering of species at the hands of humans has, and will continue to fail and cost tax payers more and more money. There are simpler and more cost affective ways to "manage" Wildlife, as well as educate the public as to proper ways of cohabitation. The comments made by Governors, Senators, Local law enforcement, and Ranchers, from where the lies originate, are not only inhumane as to actions, but ill advised and misguided at best. The Vitriol over a animal that has scientifically proven to be stabilizing the western frontier from over grazing livestock on PUBLIC LANDS and National Parks, is childish in argument, yet Biologist are over turned by US&FG officials and local officials by out right lies, and poor research information. Let's end the barbaric, inhumane, and reckless practices of "Trapping", poisoning, and aerial hunting/harassing of wildlife.., and join forces to better manage" HUMANELY" what wildlife we have left! Remember.., we all have witnessed, and are fully aware that American Livestock are the disease carriers who infect wildlife, pollute our water ways, and over graze our lands to the determent of other species..., and it needs to be put in check! Stop patronizing blood lust and propaganda, and listen to the overwhelming citizens in your area, as well as the rest of us who frequent, and spend money in your States.., that these lies and practices need to end, and quit demonizing animals, especially Wolves. It's Humans that require a leash.., as you can witness the poaching going on daily in the rural areas of America on the "Hall/Wall of Shame list on offenders arrested for crimes against nature. Thank you for your time

We, the tax payers, paid to reintroduce wolves to the Northern Rockies. I expected that they would continue to be protected. Yet, due to greed and a small number of people who will benefit from their removal, they were taken off the ESA. The public trust has been broken. I live in the U.S.A., I am a citizen and a voter. This angers me and I have a right to speak up about it! Wolves have scientifically been proven to be beneficial to the land and to other wildlife. They are an apex predator and they have brought back so many animals and keep a natural balance. Wolves are also intelligent and form strong social bonds and structures within their packs. Can we not learn from these intelligent creatures. Yes, wolves are predators, but we are as well. They do NOT kill for sport, but humans do. There's a huge difference. We kill wolves out of hatred as well as our own kind. We need to stop needless killing authorized by the government! It is time to stop hating the wolf and blaming it for a lack many outdated misconceptions. It is time to learn how to coexist and use science and common sense. Please put the wolves back on the ESA and protect them to the fullest extent. We need them. They don't need us though. Do the right thing.

I just cannot believe the hatred for these beautiful animals god put them on earth to walk side by side with us.no man or woman has the god given right to subject the barbaric cruelty to which these inhuman beings do . Life is short enough so why waste it on vengeance it would be better if all started to enjoy and get on with all the wildlife why else is it here not for sport if you want sport buy a ball food we don't eat wolf so do something that's morally right LEAVE. THE WOLVES BE

Please do keep the Wyoming wolves under the federal protection of the Endangered Species Act. Under Wyoming’s plan and its clarifications, wolves are still subject to being killed on sight. The plan negates the importance of the wolves’ unique social structures and migration patterns. Genetic connectivity is far from assured between the wolves of central Idaho and Wyoming by way of the flex zone south of Jackson; moreover, four-and-a-half months annually of treating wolves in the flex zone as trophy game animals is reprehensible not only by our standards, but by global concepts of decency. Thankyou for your time!