For 17 years, Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch has been an excellent and important partner in the federal government’s Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program.
But last week, in a move based on ugly politics and a petty desire to make recovery of endangered Mexican gray wolves more difficult, NM Governor Martinez’s Game Commission denied the Ladder Ranch’s permit to continue assisting with Mexican wolf recovery.
The same Commission recently issued a proposal to allow cruel trapping of cougars and expand bear hunting in New Mexico. Governor Martinez and her Commission are clearly out of touch with the majority of New Mexicans, and out to get carnivores.
Tell the Governor and her petty tyrants on the NM Game Commission that New Mexicans won’t sit silent while they wage war on the state’s essential carnivores.
12 pm — 1:30 pm
(Please try to arrive by 11:45 a.m. to help stage the event)
New Mexico State Capitol (a.k.a. the Roundhouse), East side
411 State Capitol
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
State anti-wolf actions like these are what has kept Mexican gray wolves at the brink of extinction for decades. Please stand for wolves with us to demand that the Governor get the permit approved and the power over such permits returned to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, which approved it for 17 years.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so that we can communicate with you if needed. If you need a ride, or can offer one, fill out the carpool form here.
If you can’t come to the Rally, scroll down to learn how you can contact Governor Martinez.
Layered clothing (wear your wolf shirt!)
Friends and family members
Suggested sign slogans:
Gov. Martinez: Petty Tyrants Make Poor Wildlife Managers
Gov. Martinez: Ladder Ranch is a good faith partner, why aren’t you?
New Mexico Needs Wolves/Lobos
New Mexico Wants Wolves/Lobos
Gov. Martinez-End your war on wildlife!
Stop persecuting endangered wolves
New Mexicans Want Wildlife Protected, Not Persecuted
Please also contact the Governor’s office and request respectfully that she put an end to her Commission’s anti-carnivore state wildlife policies, grant the Mexican wolf permit to Ladder Ranch, and rescind the rule giving the Commission this authority.
Thank you for all you do for the Southwest’s endangered lobos!