Monday, April 11, 2011

Stop the Wolves from Harming the Wolves

You may have remembered that, in an earlier post (A Wolf at the Door), I celebrated the fact that The Center For Biological Diversity had launched a lawsuit designed to compel the federal government to live up to its obligations under the Endangered Species Act and develop a recovery plan for wolves in the lower 48 states.

About a month ago, the Center reached a legal settlement with the Department of the Interior: under the circumstances, the settlement was the best way of ensuring that the endangered wolves received some protection.

A federal judge has thrown out that settlement, however, and as part of the frickin' budget deal, a delisting rider has been attached which would remove the wolves from the endangered species list in Montana and Idaho, enabling those states to implement policies designed to protect livestock interests, at the expense of the wolf population.

If you click on this link, you can take action.

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/o/2167/t/5243/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6508

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