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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

Oct 25, 2014 kaylie ferguson I love animal
Oct 24, 2014 SHARON NOVAK
Oct 24, 2014 Martha Sellers Wolves are so smart, so family-oriented! They deserve to LIVE! Please help them!
Oct 24, 2014 Karen Netzer
Oct 24, 2014 Susannah Martin
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 24, 2014 Linda Lee Stump
Oct 24, 2014 Sonja Ruthard
Oct 24, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Oct 23, 2014 Paula Eppler Sadly we've got the wrong people on too many of the government boards. Apparently FWS is another board made up of people who shouldn't be there.
Oct 23, 2014 Paula Pillatzki
Oct 23, 2014 Aleksandr Ivanov
Oct 22, 2014 Jaedra Luke
Oct 22, 2014 Justin Fox
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 Joyce Angleberger
Oct 22, 2014 Frances Lepori
Oct 22, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Oct 22, 2014 Alena Pimyakova
Oct 21, 2014 Carla Pratas
Oct 20, 2014 Robina Ingram-Rich
Oct 20, 2014 liisa mikkelsen
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Susan Dixon
Oct 20, 2014 D D REDMAN
Oct 20, 2014 lynne mattson
Oct 20, 2014 hanny overklift
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 19, 2014 Susan Lloyd
Oct 19, 2014 Rebecca Mills
Oct 19, 2014 eline evers
Oct 19, 2014 Silvia Rocha I do care
Oct 18, 2014 Cheryl Fergeson
Oct 18, 2014 Michelle Hellstern Screw you, FWS! SMH!
Oct 18, 2014 James McMullen
Oct 18, 2014 Cindy McMullen
Oct 18, 2014 Tammy Young
Oct 18, 2014 Hazel Sharrad
Oct 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 18, 2014 Elaine Greene
Oct 18, 2014 LeeAnn Young
Oct 17, 2014 pam pfeifer
Oct 17, 2014 Julie Paul
Oct 17, 2014 Kristi Grunow
Oct 17, 2014 B Nuckols
Oct 17, 2014 Robin Connor Please give the grey wolves the protection they need to recover, and please use more accurate sources of 'science' to make future decisions.
Oct 17, 2014 Olga T.
Oct 17, 2014 Christie Stewart
Oct 16, 2014 Serena Martin

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