In the past few months, the New Mexico Game Commission has repeatedly sought to obstruct Mexican gray wolf recovery, first by denying, without justification, the 17 year old permit for Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch to continue assisting with the Mexican wolf reintroduction and then by denying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife a permit to release Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico, which is necessary to boost the wild population’s declining genetic health.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s appeal of the Mexican wolf permit denial is on the agenda for the August 27, 2015 Commission meeting.
The commission will also vote on its proposals to allow cougar trapping and to expand bear hunting in NM. Those who wish to speak for cougars and bears should plan to be at the meeting by 8:30 am to fill out speaker cards.
Members of the public will not be allowed to speak during the Mexican wolf agenda item, but we intend to make our voices heard at a rally at 8:00 am before the meeting begins and to stand in silence for wolves in the meeting during these agenda items.
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe New Mexico
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Go to the west side of the main entrance and gather at the front of the building. You can see a flagpole at the front entrance as you drive up the hill to the front entrance-go towards the flag.
The rally is at 8 am
Please RSVP for the rally here.
Wolf supporters are also invited to learn more and get inspired at an event hosted by conservation groups, including the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Mexicanwolves.org, Animal Protection of New Mexico, Sandia Mountain BearWatch, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness.
Santa Fe, NM
August 26, 2015
6 — 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Public Library Community Room – 2nd Floor
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Michael Robinson from the Center for Biological Diversity will give a Mexican wolf presentation. Mexicanwolves.org representatives will introduce the Santa Fe Packtivist program for area wolf activists. Mary Katherine Ray will talk about the Game Commission’s proposals to expand bear hunting and cougar trapping.
For more information about this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download rally/event posters here.
You can also sign a petition to the Governor, asking that she and her commission work for, not against, wolf recovery.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and her hand picked Game Commission are clearly out of touch with the majority of New Mexico voters who support wolf recovery. Please join us to stand for wolves and other carnivores.