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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 22, 2014 Lou Hogan
Jul 22, 2014 Leila Bogley
Jul 22, 2014 giacomini natacha
Jul 22, 2014 Anastasia Tilston
Jul 22, 2014 Nadine Kroese
Jul 22, 2014 Mel Plunket
Jul 21, 2014 Zan Ellery
Jul 21, 2014 Lea Pinker
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Shai Albright The help we are able to provide for these wolves, must be immediately! Will you take the time & change their future. Please! Sincerely.
Jul 21, 2014 Danielle Glass
Jul 21, 2014 Kimberly McGuire
Jul 21, 2014 Marjorie Hass
Jul 21, 2014 Nora Spielman
Jul 21, 2014 Rick Heroux
Jul 21, 2014 Lynn Martin
Jul 21, 2014 Roxsanne Johnson
Jul 21, 2014 Marly Medeiros
Jul 21, 2014 Jacqueline Cunha
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Joanne Story
Jul 21, 2014 deana tankard
Jul 21, 2014 Elena Bido
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 S.A. Mitchell-Young Please do as your word suggested. Listen to an independent panel and do what is right.
Jul 21, 2014 Sharon J
Jul 21, 2014 Linda Goodrich
Jul 21, 2014 Teresa Tyler
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 mary coudneys
Jul 21, 2014 Lesley Westbrook Don't allow the FWS to have their way. They certainly don't care about the welfare of the wolves. Their lives are just as important. They have a right to exist. Don't allow manipulated facts determine the outcome. Man is the problem.
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 fleuret jennifer
Jul 21, 2014 Marcia settipani
Jul 21, 2014 Anna Ferrero
Jul 21, 2014 Paolo Mantovani
Jul 21, 2014 Minette Yap
Jul 21, 2014 Jon Goordman
Jul 21, 2014 Marco Morana
Jul 21, 2014 nanette diocson
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Gail Ayotte
Jul 21, 2014 Elizabeth Banks
Jul 21, 2014 Helen Colfer
Jul 21, 2014 Cristina Economides
Jul 21, 2014 Ewa Podlubna
Jul 21, 2014 Petra Kaspar
Jul 21, 2014 Chris Thomann
Jul 21, 2014 mara fernandez

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