Action Needed: Add your name to protect wolves
One in every 5 Wisconsin gray wolves were killed in just 60 hours this February.1
This won’t be the last wolf hunt.
It was the first wolf hunt that was a direct result of the Trump administration erasing Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves — but it won’t be the last.
Wisconsin is already planning another hunt for this November — and this time, the wolf hunt could last for four months.
This is a prime example of why we need federal protections for gray wolves. We need to urge Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to restore wolf protections across the Lower 48 states.
The clock is ticking for gray wolves.
It isn’t just Wisconsin wolves that are in states’ crosshairs: Earlier this year, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte personally trapped and shot a wolf illegally — at the same time that the Montana Legislature is poised to allow unlimited hunting of wolves.2 And Michigan legislators are rushing to copy Wisconsin by holding a wolf hunt this year.3
With more wolf hunts coming down the pike, we don’t have any time to lose. The clock is ticking for gray wolves.
President Biden has initiated a review of wolves’ endangered species status — but Interior Department staff immediately responded by defending the decision not to protect them. We need Interior Secretary Haaland to hear from wolf lovers like you.
Add your name today to protect wolves from hunting.
Unfortunately, we’ve known for years that when wolves don’t have federal protections, they’re in grave danger. Gray wolves around the Great Lakes lost critical protections in 2011, and nearly 1,500 were killed before a federal court had to step in to stop the hunt.4
Wolves are a keystone species important to a healthy ecosystem, and we know how to coexist with them — but the first step is restoring their ESA protections before we lose more of these magnificent animals to senseless slaughter.
Tell Interior Secretary Haaland: We need federal wolf protections restored across the Lower 48 states.
- Paul A. Smith, “‘Was that something we wanted to have happen? Absolutely not.’ Gray wolf kill rises to 216, 82% above state-licensed goal,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 25, 2021.
- Associated Press, “Montana governor gets warning from wildlife officials over killing of radio-collared wolf near Yellowstone,” KTLA5, March 23, 2021.
- Max White, “Senate resolution aims to establish wolf hunt in Michigan this year,” WXYZ, February 22, 2021.
- Matt McKinney, “Court: Great Lakes wolf hunt must stop,” StarTribune, December 19, 2014.