The US Fish and Wildlife Service plans to shoot the Alpha Female of the Fox Mountain Mexican gray wolf pack from the air today or tomorrow for livestock depredations. At last official count, there were only 58 Mexican gray wolves in the wild, making them the most endangered mammal in north America, and the most endangered wolf in the world. Every single wild Mexican wolf is important to the wild population.
Please call now.
If they kill this wolf, the USFWS will be depriving four pups born this summer of their mother, harming this family of wolves, and destroying one of only a few breeding pairs in the wild.
Call the White House, the USFWS Southwest Regional Office, and NM Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman now and tell them to keep the Fox Mountain alpha female in the wild with her pups!
White House number: 202-456-1111
US Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Regional Office: 505-761-4748 or 505-363-2797
Senator Tom Udall: 505-346-6791
Senator Jeff Bingaman: 505-346-6601
So many people have called that voicemails are filling up and it’s harder to get through, especially after 5 p.m. If you can’t get through by phone, you can email:
USFWS SW Regional Director Tuggle: RDTuggle@fws.gov
President Obama: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Senator Udall: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Senator Bingaman: http://www.bingaman.senate.gov/contact/types/email-issue.cfm
If you live in any of these swing states, please call the local Obama campaign office:
Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, or Wisconsin. You can find the nearest Obama campaign office here.
Your own words are best, but here’s a simple script for your call:
My name is ____________ and I live in ______________ state.
I support the Mexican wolf recovery effort and I am calling to ask you to stop the killing of the Fox Mountain alpha female.
With only 50-60 Mexican wolves in the wild, every one is important, and this Mexican wolf has pups born just this summer.
There are many solutions to conflicts between livestock and wolves, but there are very few Mexican gray wolves.
The Fish and Wildlife Service needs to release more Mexican wolves into the wild, not kill the ones already there.
Include any personal reasons you have for caring about this and thank them.
Once you’ve called or emailed, please write a letter to the editor to publicly denounce the decision to kill the Fox Mountain female wolf. Click here for editorial contacts and talking points.
Please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have called.
Thank you for your work to save this Mexican wolf’s life!
Photo courtesy of the Endangered Wolf Center