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Still Sticking Up for Wolves in the Northern Rockies
Call us stubborn, but we just don’t like dead wolves. That’s why we’re in court for the third time this year to protect Northern Rockies wolves from Congress and state mismanagement.
The latest bout over wolves began last April, when Congress passed a legislative rider that contravened a judicial order and eliminated federal protection for wolves in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Utah, Oregon and Washington. WildEarth Guardians, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Clearwater sued. Scientists believe wolves are not recovered in the Northern Rockies. We contend they should still be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. District Court in Montana upheld the rider in August, although Judge Donald Malloy wrote that, if not constrained by what he believed was poorly reasoned case law from superior courts, he would have ruled the rider unconstitutional.
We appealed to the Ninth Circuit, which expedited the case for hearing this autumn, but not before Idaho and Montana announced new hunting seasons for wolves
that could eliminate one half of the Northern Rockies population – or more than 775 wolves. We have twice filed motions to stop hunting while the appellate court considers our case.
The court is considering our current request. Meanwhile, Montana and Idaho have
issued more than 36,000 licenses to hunt wolves this fall and the kill rate is likely
to accelerate as snow falls in the Rockies and the animals become easier to
So what’s next, and how can you help?
Our legal team is preparing to present oral arguments in two weeks for what may be our last chance to restore protection to wolves in the Northern Rockies. We seek to preserve wolves and their critical role as ecosystem engineers. We want to protect the public’s interest, YOUR interest, in wolf conservation and the enormous
investment in the 16-year wolf recovery program. And we hope to overturn misguided legislation that harms wolves and sets a bad precedent for Congressional meddling in endangered species management.
Thank you for your continued support for WildEarth Guardians’ Wolves in the American West Campaign, through activism, and through your generous financial gifts – we hope you will consider making a donation today.
We’ll continue to keep you posted as events unfold.
For the Wolves,
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Boo Hoo. It’s the media’s fault. It’s Tina Fey’s fault.
Today Palin is attacking the media’s “Very Scary” reporting of her. WOW is that hypocritical after the fear-mongering campaign she ran and the things she said about Obama!
But to think that Americans only find her ridiculous becuase of the media and not becuase of her own idiocy is… well, it’s ridiculous and idiotic. She’s ridiculotic!
It’s the media’s fault that I am ridiculous. It’s the media’s fault that my town charges rape victims for rape kits. (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that three times John McCain specifically critized my Wasilla earmarks and used them as examples of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault I look foolish for proclaiming in that my “Abstinence Only” programs are the most effective way to combat teen pregnancy and keep our youth in high school and college, and then having my eldest daughter be a high-school dropout with a baby – and marry a redneck who’s also a high-school dropout. Source (Note: Levi was asked to resign from his job because that position requires…wait for it….wait for it……….a High School diploma! Abstinence Only programs are awesome, Sarah! You must be so happy.)
It’s the media’s fault that I claimed I was experienced in foreign policy simply based on my street address, and without owning a passport until 2007. At that point, I had met with zero foreign leaders or heads of state and I had travelled outside the USA only once. Source and Source
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I not read any current events publications, but I cannot even name one of those publications.
It’s the media’s fault that for 312 nights during my first 19 months in office that I charged the taxpayers a “per diem” totaling $16,951 for staying in my own home — an allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I permit the slaughter of wolves by chasing them with planes until they’re so exhausted that they fall down on the ground, but I also pay $150 for cutting off their leg and bringing me that prize. (Source) (If wolves can roam in Alaska…where can they live??)
It’s the media’s fault I look an idiot for saying “nucular” Source
It’s the media’s fault that I supported the Bridge to Nowhere, that I accepted and kept the $233 million dollars provided by America’s tax payers, that I only distanced from the Bridge after it became an embarrasment and another shining example of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault that after 9 United States Geological Survey studies have all concluded that the habitat of Alaska’s polar bears is threatened by global warming that I sued the USA for listing Polar Bears as a Threatened Species. Source
It’s the media’s fault that I look like a tool for saying that couldn’t entertain the idea “until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day”.
Palin lashes out at media: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28573074/?GT1=43001
An upcoming court ruling is expected to block public wolf hunts in three states that aimed to kill up to twenty-five percent of the wolf population in the region.
I’ve sometimes thought about those idiots who killed off the bald eagles. I shook my head arrogantly at the tiny brains of those before us for not being able to resist sending a species into extinction. And here we are, talking about public wolf hunts. It’s shameful.
Here are the sub-species that lived in our 50 states:
Kenai Peninsula Wolf (Canis lupus alces) Alaska, EXTINCT!
Texas Gray Wolf (Canis lupus monstrabilis) Texas and Northeast Mexico, EXTINCT!
Great Plains Wolf (Canis lupus mubiles), EXTINCT!
Southern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus youngi), EXTINCT!
Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf (Canis lupus irremotus), EXTINCT!
Updated 8:32 p.m. CT, Fri., July. 18, 2008
BILLINGS, Mont. – A federal judge has restored endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, derailing plans by three states to hold public wolf hunts this fall.
Molloy said hunting and state laws allowing the killing of wolves…would likely “eliminate any chance for genetic exchange to occur.”
Full Article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25741975
Good job Judge Donald Molloy! Good job to all the environmental groups! Thank you to all those who also took time to donate to these groups and to sign petitions!
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