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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

Jul 30, 2014 Odette Alexandrian
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) I like wolves, so how about you stop killing them
Jul 29, 2014 Sheila Giroux
Jul 29, 2014 Emma Kessler
Jul 29, 2014 wendy Howard
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 fabio rocco
Jul 29, 2014 Jean Mathes Follow the best available science by maintaining protection for the gray wolf. Please allow them to recover.
Jul 29, 2014 bonnie janelle
Jul 29, 2014 shubra sachdev
Jul 29, 2014 Kari Bowlin
Jul 29, 2014 Laura Golston
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 28, 2014 Tania Llewellyn
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Larcombe
Jul 28, 2014 Sourabh Devani
Jul 28, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 28, 2014 Philippe Jungo
Jul 28, 2014 RR Mier
Jul 28, 2014 Trish Gaunt
Jul 28, 2014 Joanna Challacombe
Jul 28, 2014 Janie Biggs
Jul 28, 2014 Liam Sauer-Wooden
Jul 28, 2014 John Higbee
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 Vanesa Deja
Jul 28, 2014 Lauren Finkelstein
Jul 28, 2014 Dawn Bonaparte
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Kipp
Jul 28, 2014 Geri Allegre
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Shauny Napier
Jul 27, 2014 Wendy Olek
Jul 27, 2014 Cati Patricio
Jul 27, 2014 Angela Culver
Jul 27, 2014 Emily Moreno
Jul 27, 2014 James Poston
Jul 27, 2014 Charlotte Hall
Jul 27, 2014 Nona Johnson
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Cindy Germaine
Jul 27, 2014 Carla Kelly Mackey
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Carol Page
Jul 26, 2014 Margarita Solis
Jul 26, 2014 marlena ouraha
Jul 26, 2014 Albert Silk Get this done ASAP
Jul 26, 2014 Kristi Salvo

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