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Last Friday, a major development in our efforts to stop the irresponsible proposal to delist nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48 occurred.

An independent peer review board, commissioned to check the facts behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's (FWS) delisting plan released their unanimous decision: that the justification for stripping gray wolves of Endangered Species Act Protection is not based on the best available science and is filled with numerous omissions and errors.

Please act now and demand that Secretary Jewell direct the Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon this reckless delisting proposal and allow for the full recovery of gray wolves!

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Dear Secretary Jewell,

The results of the independent peer review of FWS's proposed rule to remove the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered wildlife are in, and reviewers unanimously agreed that FWS did not use the best available science in its decision to delist wolves. Below are just a few of the critiques provided by the reviewers:

* Science used by FWS contains significant interpretation errors, key omissions, and a selective use of evidence.

* FWS got the taxonomy and range of wolves all wrong: gray wolves may have lived in the Northeast, wolves of the Pacific Northwest are likely distinct from other populations, and Mexican gray wolves historically had a much larger range than FWS claimed.

In response to questions on the gray wolf delisting you once said "It's about science and you do what the science says". Clearly, the best available science does not provide a basis for saying that wolves need to be delisted. You now have an opportunity to follow through on your stated principles and those set in the Endangered Species Act, to follow the best available science, wherever it might lead, and to maintain protections for gray wolves until they are fully recovered. We urge you to rescind this proposed rule and allow gray wolves the protection they need to fully recover.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures

Oct 30, 2014 Erin Kennedy Stop the Undermining of Our Beloved National Treasures - Our Wolves!
Oct 30, 2014 Laura Bigi
Oct 30, 2014 pauline hornberger
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Oct 30, 2014 Britton Saunders
Oct 30, 2014 John Maroney
Oct 30, 2014 Patricia Hoffman
Oct 30, 2014 Anne True
Oct 30, 2014 Christine zahuranec Please note that humans have destroyed so much of the wild life habitat we must now manage it. What is wrong wit you people? Does the nea own you too?
Oct 30, 2014 Michelle Macy Killing is NEVER the answer!!
Oct 30, 2014 Suan Jakob
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Oct 30, 2014 Constance Wilds
Oct 30, 2014 Tonya Staggs
Oct 30, 2014 Sara Bowerman
Oct 30, 2014 linda tracton
Oct 30, 2014 CRYSTAL ARNOT
Oct 30, 2014 Ana Ottoson
Oct 30, 2014 Rebecca Marsh
Oct 30, 2014 Sharon Hickman
Oct 30, 2014 Kathleen Kennedy We as an evolved society MUST leave them alone and let them LIVE free from OUR interference!!
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Oct 30, 2014 Barbra Stoma
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Oct 30, 2014 Maria G. Arochi
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Oct 30, 2014 r dean james
Oct 30, 2014 Cheryl Combs
Oct 30, 2014 Cristina S. S. Fonseca
Oct 30, 2014 Janice Reamer
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Oct 30, 2014 Lily Kazantzi
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