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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

Dec 19, 2014 Kim Verbeke
Dec 19, 2014 Debra Walstad
Dec 19, 2014 Helena Berg
Dec 19, 2014 Theresa Digiannantoni
Dec 19, 2014 Tracy Simpson
Dec 19, 2014 Beatriz Fanton
Dec 19, 2014 Bruce DeLong
Dec 19, 2014 cydney petersen
Dec 19, 2014 Ned Cornelius II
Dec 19, 2014 Adeline Chan
Dec 19, 2014 ROSE HUTCHINS
Dec 19, 2014 jeanette wilson
Dec 19, 2014 janis gummel
Dec 19, 2014 mary ramirez Please keep wolves safe.
Dec 19, 2014 Karen Pearlman Please do the right thing.
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Anne Powell
Dec 19, 2014 Tina Said
Dec 19, 2014 Ann Pazzi
Dec 19, 2014 Natasha Gonzalez
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Donette Taylor
Dec 19, 2014 delilah st louis
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please save these wolves and don't let them become extinct i love wolves!!!!!!!!
Dec 19, 2014 Thuy hang Tran
Dec 19, 2014 sven emmert
Dec 19, 2014 debora stock
Dec 19, 2014 Lillian Hyland Please do not allow the extinction of wolves to happen! Why, when they need more protection than ever, are they being abandoned? They need your help!
Dec 19, 2014 Ernica Stanford
Dec 19, 2014 Bruce Brownhill
Dec 19, 2014 MIKE ROSSI
Dec 19, 2014 Emme Lemeilleur
Dec 19, 2014 Robert Leith
Dec 19, 2014 Monica Bayles
Dec 19, 2014 Diana Łobodzińska
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Dec 19, 2014 mara mara
Dec 19, 2014 Annerose Peter
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Dec 19, 2014 Deborah Finkelstein
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Dec 19, 2014 MOCÉ Françoise
Dec 19, 2014 Caitriona Nolan
Dec 19, 2014 Warren Hart
Dec 19, 2014 Jamie Hart
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Dec 19, 2014 Lori O'Dell
Dec 19, 2014 Stacy Chambers

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