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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


Nov 24, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 Theresa Nickey I demand that Sec. Jewell abandon this delisting proposal and allow for the full recovery of gray wolves
Nov 23, 2014 Heidi Richling
Nov 23, 2014 Kimberly Brown
Nov 23, 2014 Auraelia Emery
Nov 23, 2014 Maribel Sanchez
Nov 23, 2014 Romina Serra
Nov 23, 2014 Rodney Derbigny
Nov 23, 2014 isabelle dantier
Nov 22, 2014 Monica Rogers
Nov 22, 2014 Hugh Blanchard Stop this insane slaughter which could wipe out years of progress in wolf recovery. Please bring these wolves back under Federal protection NOW!
Nov 22, 2014 ken stanton Do the right thing,the scientific thing,protect wolves.thank u.
Nov 22, 2014 Kelly Moeller
Nov 22, 2014 Laurel Scott
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 IIsabella Larsson
Nov 22, 2014 christine perito
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 Andrius Dobrotinas
Nov 21, 2014 Karen Lozow
Nov 21, 2014 Theresa Zöller
Nov 21, 2014 Ray McDonald
Nov 21, 2014 Marisela Vega
Nov 21, 2014 Rose Lynd
Nov 21, 2014 Ruth Ann Wiesenthal-Gold
Nov 21, 2014 Cheryl Janiszewski
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 beth hummerston
Nov 21, 2014 Marjo Jongstra
Nov 20, 2014 Rhonda Sigman Wolves need our protection now, not abandonment. Wolves make a huge difference in their environment. Watch the video "how the wolves changed the river" regarding the importance of wolves in Yellowstone and you'll see what I mean.
Nov 20, 2014 Virginia McKenzie
Nov 20, 2014 sarah wabason
Nov 20, 2014 Melanie Rogers
Nov 20, 2014 Theresa Bolima
Nov 20, 2014 j alex katz
Nov 20, 2014 Christina Endres
Nov 19, 2014 Sandra Inscoe
Nov 19, 2014 Karla Ortiz
Nov 19, 2014 Tammy Parnell
Nov 19, 2014 Karen Webb
Nov 19, 2014 Citlali Velázquez
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 susan vanmeter
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Sara Elisabeth Pruna
Nov 19, 2014 Donald Laliberte
Nov 19, 2014 mireille raboisson
Nov 19, 2014 Brigitte Michaelis

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