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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

Aug 20, 2014 Nancy Eckert
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 peter fitzke
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Aug 20, 2014 Denise Riggs
Aug 20, 2014 Tracey Newman
Aug 20, 2014 Doug Bartmann
Aug 20, 2014 Terry McGregor
Aug 20, 2014 Michelle Fullager
Aug 19, 2014 Rexanna Ipock-Brown Use real science, not manipulated propaganda.
Aug 19, 2014 Janet Starkey
Aug 19, 2014 Denise Wilson
Aug 19, 2014 gloria martinez
Aug 19, 2014 Anne JANSSEN
Aug 19, 2014 Lloyd Johnson
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 sara Moore
Aug 18, 2014 gloria gonzalez
Aug 17, 2014 B.A. Grodhaus Please explain to us your vision for our planet after the humans have killed all the animals, clear cut all the trees, strip mined the mountains...then what?
Aug 17, 2014 Eunice Luscombe What do you expect? No respect for citizen or the animals that live here.
Aug 17, 2014 Debra Winchell
Aug 17, 2014 Lorna Acor Leave our wild animals alone and put your efforts into more education for the children about conservation and compassion for ALL animals.
Aug 17, 2014 Christa Bøttger
Aug 17, 2014 mo cowie
Aug 16, 2014 Leopold Marek
Aug 16, 2014 Sharon Price
Aug 16, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2014 Charles Vetter Science < Politics
Aug 16, 2014 Gina Okolisan
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Aug 16, 2014 Violeta Colon
Aug 16, 2014 Esther Garcia de Diego
Aug 15, 2014 sarah amaral
Aug 15, 2014 Frenzzy Ewijk
Aug 15, 2014 Marisa Collins
Aug 15, 2014 Betty Barker
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2014 linda getchel
Aug 15, 2014 Lynn Tyler
Aug 15, 2014 Linda Mavaega
Aug 15, 2014 robert zurawski Its a disgrace the treatment these pure breed wild dogs get in the USA ...very uncivilized
Aug 15, 2014 Monet Cherise
Aug 14, 2014 Isabel Carapeto
Aug 14, 2014 Jeanie Tottenham-Tave
Aug 14, 2014 Nicole Cominsky
Aug 14, 2014 Mary Delger
Aug 14, 2014 Cookie Ford

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