For many years, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has sought to undermine the recovery of Mexican gray wolves. The Commission has advocated for killing wolves, even whole families, accused of depredating on livestock. It has sent letters to Congress advocating that Mexican gray wolves be stripped of their Endangered Species Act Protections. And it has done everything it can to stop the release of new wolves from captivity, desperately needed to boost the genetic health of the wild lobo population.
Recently, it bullied the US Fish and Wildlife Service into capping the number of endangered Mexican gray wolves allowed to live in the wild at 325, with no basis in science or recovery planning, to trap any lobos who travel to key habitats north of I-40, and to make it easier to kill and remove these highly endangered wolves.
It’s time for the majority of Arizonans who support Mexican wolf recovery to loudly and visibly oppose Arizona Game and Fish’s anti-wolf actions.
Please stand for wolves with us at the June 12th AZ Game and Fish Commission Meeting and Rally for Arizona’s Wolves.
Wear your lobo shirts and stickers, and give wolves a voice during the Meeting. Even if you don’t wish to speak, you can help just by being there and filling out a blue card saying that you support Mexican gray wolf recovery.
You can speak face to face with the Commission at the actual meeting in Flagstaff:
Highway 87, Mile Marker 251
Payson, Arizona 85541
Or you can participate via video teleconference from a Regional Office in Phoenix, Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, or Mesa (click here for regional office addresses). A new agenda came out on June 10th that says the Tucson office will be closed for construction.
The meeting starts at 8 am and a call to public, during which you can speak for wolves. is the first agenda item.
The Mexican wolf update is item 5. You can sign up for texted agenda items on the day here.
We will have Packtivists at the Payson meeting and at the Phoenix and Flagstaff offices to support wolf advocates.
You can also help by signing the petition asking AZ Game and Fish to stop obstructing wolf recovery.
Our lobos can’t speak for themselves against state persecution. They need all of us to do it for them.
Click here for tips and talking points about what to expect and how to prepare to speak at the meeting.
To RSVP, get updates, sign up for carpooling, and/or get text messages about when the Commission is getting closer to the wolf agenda item, fill out the form here.
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