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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Outraged? I am!!

Following is an email I received from Defenders regarding legislation
removing wolves in the Northern Rockies from endangered species protection.
This was added to the recent budget agreement between the Senate, House, and
President. This is a terrible precedent, as well as very bad for wolf
recovery. I forwarded this email because it provides an easy method of
contacting our legislators to protest. Apparently, it sends the message to
everyone in the House and Senate, with Cantwell requesting a phone number to
assure she hears only from Washington residents. Act now. Tomorrow will be
too late.


James - It's outrageous. The leadership in Congress has decided to include a
provision eliminating vital life-saving protections for wolves in the
Northern Rockies, Oregon and Washington... as part of a completely unrelated
must-pass spending bill!

Tell your <http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=Pog_BFtY1GeMwVfy5vQHNw..>
representative and senators that your outraged by the inclusion of the wolf
provision and urge them to remove this provision before the bill is
approved. Take action now.


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A must-pass federal spending bill being considered this week would eliminate
protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Oregon and
Washington.


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- Take Action


Tell <http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=CWkHlmLGqH9pM8uusR0v1A..>
Congress to remove anti-wolf provisions in the spending bill to fund the
government for the rest of the year.



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the Congressional Wolf Deal? Tell Congress.


Dear James,

I'm mad as hell.

Despite all of our hard work in opposition to the elimination of federal
protections for wolves - opposition that stopped the last, "lame duck"
Congress from removing federal protections for wolves in the Northern
Rockies - it is clear that congressional leadership now intends to include
similar language in the current budget bill that funds the government to the
end of September.

This is shameful. Not only do these provisions substitute politics for
science in the protection of endangered species, but they also have NOTHING
to do with the federal budget!
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Tell Congress to leave our wolves alone. Send your message now.

The language being considered removes federal protections from wolves
("delists" wolves from the endangered species list) not only in Idaho and
Montana... but also in states like Oregon and Washington where the wolf
population is only now beginning to get a toehold.

PLEASE <http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=O1CrMV5HQ2IUS6vTx0tr9Q..>
immediately email or phone your two senators and member of the House of
Representatives at (202)224-3121.

Tell them that it is outrageous that the 2011 budget bill includes a
provision that puts politics above science in the protection of endangered
species, and demand that they eliminate the non-budget wolf provision from
that bill.

I can't overemphasize how difficult this fight is. The fact that our
opposition has buried this provision in a gigantic, "must-pass" bill funding
the government makes it VERY hard to reach. But we have to try. Please help
-- it is essential that we make our voices heard.

I care about the future of our wolves and I know you do too. Please take a
moment right now and lend
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to our fight to protect these magnificent animals.


With Gratitude,


Rodger Schlickeisen
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