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Judge: Idaho Wolf Hunts Will Continue

Save America's Wolves

 

Court Rules to
Continue Hunts

Wolf in Meadow (National Geographic Stock)

A federal court has rejected our motion for a preliminary injunction to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, but ruled that we are likely to prevail in our challenge to the federal government’s elimination of federal protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

> Read the judge’s ruling.  (PDF)

Michael,

I’ve got some bad news: At 7:53 PM last night, a federal court decided not to take immediate action to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana.

I’m sure you share my profound disappointment that the wolf hunts will — at least for the moment — continue, but today’s decision does have an important silver lining:

The court also ruled that, based on the merits of our case, we have a strong chance of ultimately prevailing in our legal challenge of the Interior Department’s delisting of wolves in Idaho and Montana and restoring vital federal protections for these wolves.

You can read the judge’s ruling here. (PDF)

While we are disappointed that the court did not issue an injunction, we are encouraged that the court seems to agree with us that the Obama Department of the Interior’s delisting the wolf was illegal and appears — as we have repeatedly said — to have reflected a political, rather than a science-based, decision.

Defenders of Wildlife will continue to move quickly in the days and weeks ahead to win our lawsuit and restore protections for these wolves. And, with your help, we’ll continue to vigorously pursue our five-point plan to save the lives of these wolves. Specifically, we’ll: 

  • Continue the fight in court to restore protections for wolves.
  • Counter anti-wolf lies in the media.
  • Work on the ground to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock producers.
  • Mobilize wildlife activists to save wolves.
  • Bring lawless wolf killers to justice.

Thank you for all you’ve done to help save our wolves! Together, I know we can prevail.

For the Wild Ones,

 

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

 

P.S. The fight ahead is a tough one. Please consider becoming a Wildlife Guardian and help support this vital legal fight and our five-point plan to save wolves with a monthly contribution of whatever you can afford. We can’t win for wolves without your help!



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Do you have 5 seconds for a good cause?

Do You Have Five Seconds for a Cause?

posted by: Rebecca Young 10 hours ago
Do You Have Five Seconds for a Cause?

I wonder how many times we click on the computer every day. Hundreds? Thousands? How many of those clicks really mean something?

Every week tens of thousands of people take just a few seconds out of their day to click for a cause on Care2. And those clicks are not symbolic — each click generates a real cash donation from sponsorships, and Care2 pools all of these donations to give to our nonprofit partners.

When you click to sponsor children in need, your click helps more than you can imagine. Because of all of the people who click every day, Care2 has been able to sponsor 14 children since 2004 through Children International and we have just sponsored two more, Fridah in Zambia and Santanu in India. Sixteen children in countries around the world now receive medical care, school supplies, clothing, sturdy shoes, tuition for education and so much more because you click.

Care2 just launched a new look for the click to donate site, and the changes are not just cosmetic. The back end of the site has been completely reengineered to make it faster for users, and easier for Care2 to maintain and keep up to date.

With this redesign Care2 has kept all of the existing causes you can click for and added a “Click to Protect Threatened Wolves.” This new click for wolves comes none too soon, as the first-ever state regulated hunt of gray wolves in the continental United States began this week in Idaho. Hundreds of wolves could be killed, but our partner Defenders of Wildlife has joined with 12 other conservation groups to challenge this hunt in court. Defenders of Wildlife has been a leader in wolf conservation since wolves first appeared on the federal endangered species list, and played a crucial role in the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in 1995. Every day you click for wolves you generate a real cash donation to help Defenders of Wildlife protect Idaho’s wolves, end aerial hunting in Alaska, and continue efforts to expand wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies.

I estimate someone could click through to Care2’s click to donate site and click one of the buttons in five seconds. Anyone who is online can spare four seconds. And now that the site is considerably faster, you can easily click on all of the causes in under a minute.

So … can you spare a few seconds today? Visit http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/ and make a real difference for a cause!

Read more: wolves, children, human rights, click for children in need, click to donate



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Contact Information for State Legislatures

To my regular readers: The following contact information is for you to make your voices heard now. You can do the easy way and simply email your Congressman. If you are really angry about something you see give them a call. The effect of a call is so much greater than that of an email. Elected officials want to hear from you so they know what their people want. If you do nothing at all they are rightly led to believe that it is not something they should spend time on. I ask that you print this out and put it on your refrigerator for easy access.

The rights Americans have with the 21st Ammendment should not be something put to waste. Do you know how many places there are where people would love to have the freedom to speak out against injustice.  Please recognize this as something you do for your family and your neighborhoods.

Alabama
Senate: State House, 11 S. Union St., Montgomery, AL 36130, 334-242-7800
House: State House, 11 S. Union St., Montgomery, AL 36130, 334-242-7600
Web site: http://www.legislature.state.al.us

Alaska
Senate: State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99801-1182, 1-800-478-4648
House: State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99801-1182, 1-800-478-4648
Web site: http://www.legis.state.ak.us

Arizona
Senate: Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602-542-3559
House: Capitol Complex, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602-542-4221
Web site: http://www.azleg.state.az.us

Arkansas
Senate: 320 State Capitol Bldg., Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-2902
House: 320 State Capitol Bldg., Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-6211
Web site: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us

California
Senate: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-445-4311
Assembly: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-445-2323
Web site: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

Colorado
Senate: State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 303-866-2316
House: State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203, 303-866-2904
Web site: http://www.colorado.gov

Connecticut
Senate: Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT 06106-1591, 860-240-0500
House: Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT 06106-1591, 860-240-0400
Web site: http://www.cga.ct.gov

Delaware
Senate: Legislative Hall, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903, 302-739-4129
House: Legislative Hall, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, DE 19903, 302-739-4087
Web site: http://www.legis.state.de.us

District of Columbia
Council of the District of Columbia, 441 Fourth St., NW, Ste. 716, Washington, DC 20001, 202-724-8000
Web site: http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us

Florida
Senate and House: The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399, 850-488-4371
Web site: http://www.leg.state.fl.us

Georgia
Senate: State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, 404-656-5040
House: State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, 404-656-5082
Web site: http://www.state.ga.us/legis

Hawaii
Senate: State Capitol, 415 Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-586-6720
House: State Capitol, 415 Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96813, 808-587-0478
Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov

Idaho
Senate and House: State Capitol Bldg., P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0081, 208-332-1000
Web site: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov

Illinois
Senate and House: State House, Springfield, IL 62706, 217-782-8223
Web site: http://www.state.il.us/state/legis

Indiana
Senate: State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317-232-9400
House: State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317-232-9600
Web site: http://www.in.gov

Iowa
Senate: State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319, 515-281-3371
House: State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319, 515-281-3221
Web site: http://www.legis.state.ia.us

Kansas
Senate and House: Statehouse, 300 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612, 785-296-2149
Web site: http://www.kslegislature.org

Kentucky
Senate and House: State Capitol, Frankfort, KY 40601, 1-800-372-7181
Web site: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us

Louisiana
Senate: State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, 225-342-2040
House: State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, 225-342-6945
Web site: http://www.legis.state.la.us

Maine
Senate: 3 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0003, (207) 287-1540
House: 2 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0002, (207) 287-1400
Web site: janus.state.me.us/legis

Maryland
Senate and House: State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1-800-492-7122
Web site: mlis.state.md.us

Massachusetts
Senate: State House, Boston, MA 02133, 617-722-1455
House: State House, Boston, MA 02133, 617-722-2000
Web site: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/legis.htm

Michigan
Senate: State Capitol, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-2400
House: State Capitol, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909, 517-373-0135
Web site: http://www.legislature.mi.gov

Minnesota
Senate: State Capitol, 75 Constitution Ave., St. Paul, MN 55155,
651-296-0504
House: State Capitol, 100 Constitution Ave., St. Paul, MN 55155,
651-296-2146
Web site: http://www.leg.state.mn.us

Mississippi
Senate and House: New Capitol, P.O. Box 1018, Jackson, MS 39215-1018, 601-350-3770
Web site: http://www.ls.state.ms.us

Missouri
Senate: State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-751-0940
House: State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-751-3829
Web site: http://www.moga.state.mo.us

Montana
Senate and House: Capitol Station, Helena, MT 59620, 406-444-4801
Web site: http://www.leg.state.mt.us

Nebraska

Senate and House: State Capitol, P.O. Box 94604, Lincoln, NE 68509-4604, 402-471-2271
Web site: http://www.unicam.state.ne.us

Nevada
Senate: 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89710, 775-684-6522
Assembly: 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89710, 775-684-8533
Web site: http://www.leg.state.nv.us

New Hampshire
Senate: State House, Concord, NH 03301, 603-271-2111
House: State House, Concord, NH 03301, 603-271-3661
Web site: gencourt.state.nh.us

New Jersey
Senate and House: State House Annex, P.O. Box, 068, Trenton, NJ 08625-0068, 609-292-4840
Web site: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us

New Mexico
Senate: State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-986-4714
House: State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-986-4751
Web site: legis.state.nm.us/lcs

New York
Senate: Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247, 518-455-2800
Assembly: Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12247, 518-455-4100
Web site: http://www.assembly.state.ny.us

North Carolina
Senate and House: State Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC 27603-2808,
919-733-7928
Web site: http://www.ncleg.net

North Dakota
Senate: State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0360,
701-328-3373
House: State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0360,
701-328-2916
Web site: http://www.state.nd.us/lr

Ohio
Senate: State House, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-4900
House: State House, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-3357
Web site: ohio.gov

Oklahoma
Senate: State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105,
405-524-0126
House: State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105,
405-521-2711
Web site: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us

Oregon
Senate and House: State Capitol, Salem, OR 97310, 503-986-1187
Web site: http://www.leg.state.or.us

Pennsylvania
Senate: Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, 717-787-5920
House: Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, 717-787-2372
Web site: http://www.legis.state.pa.us

Rhode Island
Senate and House: State House, Providence, RI 02903, 401-222-6655
Web site: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us

South Carolina
Senate: Gressette Bldg., P.O. Box 142, Columbia, SC 29202, 803-212-6700
House: Blatt Bldg., PO Box 11867, Columbia, SC 29211, 803-734-2010
Web site: http://www.scstatehouse.net

South Dakota
Senate: Capitol Building, Pierre, SD 57501-5070, 605-773-3821
House: Capitol Building, Pierre, SD 57501-5070, 605-773-3851
Web site: legis.state.sd.us

Tennessee
Senate: State Capitol, Nashville, TN 37243, 615-741-2730
House: State Capitol, Nashville, TN 37243, 615-741-2901
Web site: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Texas
Senate: State Capitol, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711, 512-463-0100
House: State Capitol, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711, 512-463-4630
Web site: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us

Utah
Senate: State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT 84114, 801-538-1035
House: State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT 84114, 801-538-1029
Web site: http://www.le.state.ut.us

Vermont

Senate: State House, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-828-2241
House: State House, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-828-2228
Web site: http://www.leg.state.vt.us

Virginia
Senate: General Assembly Building, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, VA 23218, 804-698-7410
House: State Capitol, P.O. Box 406, Richmond, VA 23218, 804-698-1500
Web site: legis.state.va.us

Washington
Senate: P.O. Box 40482, Olympia, WA 98504-0482, 360-786-7550
House: P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600, 360-786-7750
Web site: http://www.leg.wa.gov

West Virginia
Senate: State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305, 304-357-7800
House: State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305, 304-340-3200
Web site: http://www.legis.state.wv.us

Wisconsin
Senate: P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882, 608-266-2517
House: P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708, 608-266-1501
Web site: http://www.legis.state.wi.us

Wyoming
Senate: State Capitol, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-7711
House: State Capitol, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-7852
Web site: legisweb.state.wy.us



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Update:70,000 permits to kill wolves in Idaho

70,000 Guns Target Idaho’s wolves. Hundreds of Wolves Will Die

Guns surround a dead wolf (composite)

This year, state officials estimate that they will issue 70,000 permits to kill as many as 220 of the 1,000 wolves in Idaho. Even more wolves could die.

Late yesterday we filed an emergency motion in court to stop the Idaho wolf hunt. Will you help support our fight?

YES! I want to help save these wolves and other imperiled wildlife with my donation of…

 

Radio Button (unchecked) $25
Radio Button $47 – The cost of four in-state wolf hunting permits
Radio Button (unchecked) $70  – One dollar for every 1,000 wolf hunting permits to be issued
Radio Button (unchecked) $220 – The official number of wolves to be shot in year’s hunting season alone
Radio Button (unchecked) Another Amount

 

Stop the Idaho Wolf Hunt

Help support emergency legal action to stop Idaho’s fall wolf hunt!

In just three days, state officials in Idaho will begin selling some 70,000 permits to shoot and kill up to 220 of the 1,000 wolves living in Idaho — and that’s just this year!

Unless we stop them, hundreds of defenseless wolves will be killed. Orphaned wolf pups that are unable to hunt for themselves will be left to starve to death during the brutal winter months. Sadly, these wolf mothers, fathers and pups have no idea that they’re about to be targeted and no way to protect themselves.

Please help us stand up for these animals and STOP IDAHO’S DEADLY WOLF HUNT.

Thanks to generous Defenders supporters — people who care about animals like you do — our lawyers filed an emergency motion late yesterday to stop these deadly wolf hunts. It will be a difficult legal fight against rich groups like Safari Club International, and we need your support to win for wolves.

Please donate whatever you can today to support our efforts to save these wolves.

Idaho officials have announced they plan to allow hunters to target the 1,000 wolves in Idaho, shooting and killing up to 220 wolves during this hunting season alone.

More than 500 wolves could be killed over the next two years under the state’s wolf plan. But the true results of the state’s plans may be even worse, leading to mass death for Idaho’s wolves, including those leaving the safety of Yellowstone National Park:

 

  • When wolf parents are shot during the fall, some pups will be too young to feed themselves and will likely starve to death — assuming those pups are not shot themselves.
  • Idaho Fish & Game estimates that it will issue an estimated 70,000 permits to hunt and kill up to 220 wolves, even though there are only about 1,000 wolves in the entire state of Idaho!  
  • The state legislature has declared that it wants to remove all wolves from the state “by whatever means necessary” and Governor Butch Otter has declared he wants to be the first one to buy a ticket to shoot a wolf. He literally howled with delight when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar eliminated Endangered Species Act protections for wolves.  

It’s unbelievable. We have to stop it.

Please help us STOP IDAHO’S DEADLY WOLF HUNT.

We’ve won for wolves in court before because of the compassionate support of caring people like you, and we can do it again.

Last year, Defenders of Wildlife helped convince a federal judge to stop the wolf killing and restore life-saving federal protections for wolves in the Northern Rockies. Unbelievably, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to adopt the discredited and illegal path charted by the Bush administration and strip wolves in the Northern Rockies of vital federal protections — a decision we’re now challenging in federal court.

Please donate now to help us save the lives of hundreds of wolf mothers, fathers and pups in Idaho.

For the Wild Ones,

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. 70,000 guns trained on these helpless animals.  With your help, we can fight to prevent it. Please make a secure donation online today to help support our legal fight and other efforts to save wildlife or call 1-800-385-9712 to contribute over the phone.

 

Dear Michael,

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Save America’s Wolves! We Must Act Now…

Save America's Wolves

Idaho Aims for Unprecedented Wolf Slaughter  

Guns trained on a wolf (composite)

This year, state officials will issue an estimated 70,000 permits to hunt wolves in Idaho. In-state wolf-killing permits will cost just $11.75.

Stop the Idaho Wolf Hunt

Help support emergency legal action to stop Idaho’s fall wolf hunt!

Michael,

Late yesterday, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game made a tragic announcement:

Starting Monday, the department will begin selling an estimated 70,000 permits to hunt and kill wolves in Idaho. That’s 70 guns for each wolf mother, father and pup in Idaho!

Please help us STOP THE DEADLY WOLF HUNT.

This could be the worst wolf massacre in the Lower 48 United States since the 1930s. Hundreds of defenseless wolves will be shot, with many surviving wolf pups left to starve to death. Unless we stop it.

We’ve won the fight for wolves in court before, and we can do it again. Last year,Defenders of Wildlife and our allies convinced a federal judge to stop wolf killing in Wyoming and secured a reprieve for wolves in the Northern Rockies. Now we need your help to win again for our wolves.

With the lives of so many wolves hanging in the balance, Defenders of Wildlife needs your support to prevent the worst wolf massacre in decades. I hope we can count on your support.

For the Wild Ones,

 

Rodger Schlickeisen Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
President
Defenders of Wildlife

 

P.S. These wolves don’t have much time — the Idaho wolf hunting season begins in just 14 days. Please make a secure donation online today to support our legal fight and other efforts to save wildlife or call 1-800-385-9712 to contribute over the phone.

 

Dear

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