If some members of Congress have their way, wolves across some or even all of the lower 48 states will lose their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections through stand-alone bills or riders on must-pass legislation.
Your help is needed now to stop anti-wolf, anti-Endangered Species Act legislation from moving forward.
Please contact your members of Congress and President Obama and tell them decisions about the future of endangered species should be based on science, not politics.
Bills or riders aimed at stripping endangered wolves of federal protections put more than wolves in peril – they threaten all wildlife and the Endangered Species Act itself. Wolves are being used as pawns in a larger effort to sink the ark that provides for the conservation of all animals.
Please contact members of Congress and the President today
and urge them to oppose any anti-wolf legislation.
You will be most effective if you call personally or send an email in your own words. Whether you call or write, please be polite so that your message will be heard. Remember, you will most likely connect with a staffer who will pass your message along.
Sample message for phone calls or emails:
Start by identifying yourself and where you’re calling from.
I am calling to urge [the Senator, the Congressman, the President] to oppose any legislation or riders that will weaken the Endangered Species Act or reduce protections for wolves. These decisions should be made through science, not politics. Appropriations bills and other must-pass legislation should be kept clean of anti-wolf and other controversial riders. Thank you.
- Congress members’ contact information can be found by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
- White House Phone: (202) 456-1111
- White House Email: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Below are the bills and riders (amendments) that directly affect Mexican wolves. You can view a complete list of current anti-wolf legislation here.
H.R. 5538 (Sec. 494) – Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf (funding limitation); blocks portions of the recovery plan
S.2876 – Allows hostile states to intervene in forming the recovery plan despite the requirement for best available science
S. 2012 (S.Amdt. 3164) – Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf
H.R.2910 – Permanently delists the Mexican gray wolf
Thank you for acting for wolves today!