Howl Will Jewell React to This?
UPDATE: Our effort to save the wolves just got a lot more urgent. We've learned that the US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove all Endangered Species Act protections for most of the gray wolves across the country, not just in the five states where the wolf slaughter is now legal.
All this week we've had our mobile "Save the Wolves" billboard cruising the streets of Washington, D.C., in hopes that Sally Jewell, the newly confirmed Secretary of the Interior, will get the message. Her office is in charge of national wolf protection policies, and Jewell has the power to stop the slaughter.
Considering that she has been the CEO of one of the largest outdoor recreation companies in the country — REI — we have reason to hope that Jewell will do the right thing for the wolves, which have been threatened with slaughter ever since Congress removed them from the Endangered Species List in 2011.
Jewell's predecessor, Ken Salazar, was no friend to the wolves (he approved the wolf killing happening now in several states). Salazar bowed to pressure from ranchers and hunters who used exaggerated claims of livestock deaths to convince the government to allow wolves to be hunted once more.
We want to make sure Jewell understands the grave implications of America's new wolf policy, so we raised money from Environmental Action members to have a mobile billboard parade past her office all day long, and we've raised enough money to keep it on the road until the end of April.
If you'd like to help us keep our billboard campaign rolling, please send us a few dollars. You can also share this plea with your friends and family members.
Wolves are misunderstood, maligned creatures that need our protection. Please help the wolves today.