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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


Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Shaidea Walker
Jan 29, 2015 Frank Steinmiller
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop the killing please! These animals have a purpose, and that is why they exist in the first place!
Jan 29, 2015 Bruce Ross
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth O'Connor
Jan 28, 2015 Jacqueline Tay
Jan 28, 2015 Kelsey Kennedy
Jan 28, 2015 Stacy Manuel
Jan 28, 2015 carina bergdahl
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 27, 2015 Alessandra Sulis
Jan 27, 2015 Kay Lowe
Jan 26, 2015 Anne Pearce
Jan 26, 2015 Sarahlee Lyons
Jan 26, 2015 Tiziana Molendi
Jan 26, 2015 aura mix
Jan 26, 2015 Bobbi Beck
Jan 26, 2015 frederique dizy
Jan 26, 2015 Alison Zacharis
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 Geneine Payne
Jan 25, 2015 Albert Chou
Jan 25, 2015 DIANE MULHERN
Jan 25, 2015 Tempest Miller
Jan 25, 2015 Susan Arkin
Jan 25, 2015 Ellen Goodman
Jan 25, 2015 Lenise Mitchell
Jan 25, 2015 Parke Battaglia
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 Kyriaki Plastira
Jan 24, 2015 S Matthews
Jan 24, 2015 Meghan Trew
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Kaylie Westphal
Jan 23, 2015 Gillian Lee
Jan 23, 2015 marinella bigoni
Jan 23, 2015 Richard Van Aken Not a shock the decision was political from the get go.
Jan 23, 2015 boutry françoise
Jan 23, 2015 Marianne Grill
Jan 22, 2015 susan sander KEEP ANIMALS ALL ON PROTECTED LISTS, ENOUGH ALREADY WITH KILLING AND ADD PEACOCKS TO BE PROTECTED FROM TRAPPING AND BEING KILLED JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NATIVE. NEITHER IS ANYONE BUT THE INDIANS!!!
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Kathy Sosa
Jan 22, 2015 Mary Ann Gilkey

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