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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

Mar 30, 2015 Dalila Ramdani
Mar 29, 2015 travis barker
Mar 29, 2015 Tina Wright
Mar 29, 2015 Suzanna van der Voort Please don't use a lie to kill wolves. We urge you to rescind this proposed rule and allow gray wolves the protection they need to fully recover.
Mar 29, 2015 Theresa Castillo
Mar 29, 2015 Patricia Dixon
Mar 29, 2015 Dana Wong
Mar 29, 2015 Courtney Paul
Mar 28, 2015 Mercedes Frank
Mar 28, 2015 jordanna Newman
Mar 28, 2015 Hélène kaffy
Mar 28, 2015 Cynthia Voisard
Mar 28, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa al-Islam It ain't natural to wait until the wolfs will be killed, unless you take action.
Mar 28, 2015 ayako makishita
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Irina Gorlovitski
Mar 28, 2015 guillemot catherine
Mar 28, 2015 cindy stein These animals need to be saved. They deserve to be free of being killed.
Mar 27, 2015 Maria Paola Dall'Orso
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 Anne élise Grégoire
Mar 27, 2015 Pedro Martins
Mar 27, 2015 marit lund
Mar 27, 2015 florence christoplos
Mar 27, 2015 Veronica Spassova
Mar 26, 2015 Melinda Funk
Mar 26, 2015 Daphne de Luca
Mar 26, 2015 rolande guilloux
Mar 26, 2015 Claudia Muschitiello
Mar 26, 2015 vautrin noelle
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 helen macgregor There is more to life than science. In our present age animals need to be protected for whatever reason is presented to us.
Mar 26, 2015 Norihito Nakamura
Mar 26, 2015 Cynthia Hanson
Mar 26, 2015 Lauren Hernandez
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Vicky K
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Diane Kelley
Mar 25, 2015 Erin Schneeweiss
Mar 25, 2015 Mary Dorazio
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Rebecca Martin
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Sharran Warren
Mar 25, 2015 Margaret Scott Don't endanger the Wolf population more than they are already endangered. These are beautiful, much loved creatures by all good people.
Mar 25, 2015 Lara Franco
Mar 25, 2015 Isabelle Dhédin
Mar 25, 2015 ivy chong

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