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Tragic day for Wolves and the ESA in America.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by noushka05, Apr 15, 2011.


  1. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    The dire wolf situation in the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest got catastrophically worse Tuesday when Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) placed a rider on the must-pass federal budget bill stripping protections for endangered gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah and setting the stage for near-term delisting in Wyoming. Making matters worse, the rider also strips citizens of their right to challenge the delisting in court, while preserving anti-wolf lawsuits brought by Wyoming and others.

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    Congress has never previously overridden the Endangered Species Act to remove a species from the endangered list. The rider could easily have been stopped by Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the White House, but instead they used it as a political bargaining chip in a last-minute deal designed to help Tester get re-elected in 2012. Tester, who is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the upcoming elections, has cynically decided to engage in a wolf-hating contest with his Republican opponent in a bid for conservative votes.

    To head off the impending legislation, the Center for Biological Diversity and nine other groups negotiated a settlement with the Department of the Interior to keep protection for wolves in Washington, Oregon and Utah; strike down the Bush-era policy used to justify elimination of protections in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming; preserve the right of citizens to challenge all future listing decisions in court; and establish an independent scientific panel to determine the long-term recovery needs of northern Rockies wolves. Unfortunately, the court rejected the settlement due to opposition by four conservation groups, giving us no leverage to rally senators against Tester and Reid. The budget bill could be passed as early as today -- anti-wolf rider included.


    please sign the letter urging Obama to veto the bill...its the last hope for the wolves:( [​IMG]

    Budget Deal Sacrifices Wolves, Knifes Endangered Species Act
     
  2. bexy1989

    bexy1989 PetForums VIP

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    :( I've sent a letter and posted it on facebook xx
     
  3. KathrynH

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    Have signed the letter and also shared it on my facebook to get awareness from others. :D
     
  4. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    thank you all so much xx
     
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    signed and spreading around.
     
  6. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    thank you so much Carol xx
     
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    Signed!! :(
     
  8. Beagle Mafia

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    signed and spread!! :)
     
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    Signed :) x
     
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    signed,xx:)
     
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    signed.....
     
  12. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    again thank you so much everyone, its so nice to see so many who care about the wolves, the howling for justice wolf blog has been amazing highlighting their plight and battling to save the wolves.

    Howling For Justice
     
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    It wasn't that long ago they reintroduced the wolf to montana are they just plain stupid!!!!signed
     
  14. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    yes its shameful, i dont understand the mentality of these people:confused:... theyve trashed the wolf recovery progam even yellowstone parks famous wolves are in jeopardy, not to mention trashing the endangered species act to get their way!

    thank you for signing Jill xxx
     
  15. Vampyria

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    Signed! :)
     
  16. danielled

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    Will get mum to help me noush and will get her to sign too.
     
  17. RockRomantic

    RockRomantic Gobsh!te

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    also done

    The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters. - DAMN IT!
     
  18. danielled

    danielled Guest

    I get that message too sometimes even if it is a long message not done that for a bit though.
     
  19. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    thank you all very much x

    and thank your Mum for me aswell Dan:) xx
     
  20. danielled

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    Mum said she has signed and will do me today. Will do.
     
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