Urgent: We've Taken Action to Stop Idaho's Wolf Slaughter

If Idaho's going to wipe out its wolves, it should no longer receive federal funding for wildlife management.
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Hi Everyaction,

Idaho officials just issued a death sentence for 1,300 wolves — 90% of the state's wolf population could be killed as soon as this summer.

This calculated annihilation of wolves is grotesque. And it could become a blueprint for other states.

So we've asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to disqualify Idaho from receiving federal funding for wildlife management.

You can help this fight for wolves and other imperiled species with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. Your gift today will be matched.

The new bill passed by Idaho lets hunters and trappers kill an unlimited number of wolves, run down the animals with ATVs and snowmobiles, and trap them all year on private land.

Under the Pittman-Robertson Act, a state may be deemed ineligible to receive federal funding for wildlife management and outdoor recreation projects if it passes legislation contrary to the Act.

The Act ensures sound conservation policies for the benefit of a diverse array of wildlife.

Even Idaho's Department of Fish and Game opposed the bill, which now awaits the governor's signature.

We're in the middle of a heartbreaking extinction crisis. Wildlife should be managed to conserve and save species and ecosystems — not by allowing a rampage that would set back wolf recovery by decades.

Idaho wants to pay private contractors to kill wolves. It doesn't deserve the more than $18 million it receives from the federal government to manage wildlife.

That's why our latest legal action is so important. We won't sit idly by and allow states to pursue this kind of slaughter while still raking in taxpayer dollars for wildlife.

We haven't fought all these years to save wolves just to see them willfully eradicated again.

Wolves are loyal, family-oriented creatures. What Idaho's planning to do is disgusting.

You can't slow the extinction crisis by permitting this kind of treatment of any species.

Please consider making a matched gift today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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