Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming recently introduced a new bill to Congress that would subject wolves to unregulated killing across each state, including Michigan. This is the “War on Wolves Act” H.R 424 a companion bill to other legislation recently introduced—called the Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017—that would strip federal protections from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping in each of the states. Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming recently introduced a new bill to Congress that would subject wolves to unregulated killing across each state, including Michigan. The ESA requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to base all listing and delisting decisions on the best available science. Thus, when determining whether to end endangered species protection, federal law requires that an independent panel of scientists provide an objective scientific review of the federal agency’s proposals. The War on Wolves Act blatantly ignores this federal mandate and stands to weaken the ESA itself. It also prohibits any judicial review of the reissued rules, thus removing the citizens of their right to further challenge these rules in court.
We cannot allow a number of bills and riders to prioritize politics over science, to undermine and dismantle the Endangered Species Act. Our ability to protect imperiled species in the U.S. and across the world. The bills provide a handout to polar bear trophy hunters, open up millions of acres of federal public lands to painful steel-jawed leghold traps, and strip ESA protections from wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming and captive foreign species in the U.S. like elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, rhinos, and chimpanzees. PLEASE ASK YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS TO OPPOSE THESE BILLS BELOW:
H.R. 3668, the “SHARE Act,”
H.R. 424 and S.164- WAR ON WOLVS ACT,
Let us not forget that Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming introduced the WAR ON WOLVES ACT which is one of the worst for wolves and those of us that love wolves and know how important they are. It would subject wolves to unregulated killing across each state, including Michigan.
The “War on Wolves Act” and Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017—would strip federal protections. The legislation recently introduced—called thons from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping in each of the states., prohibit funds to be used by the USFWS to enforce protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, allowing hunting in our national parks.
PLEASE CALL U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer Phone: (202) 224-6542 D.C office https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Email and call your Representatives and Senators ASAP, please!
#StopExtinction #SavetheESA #StandForWolves
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