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.
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.
with your help, we’ll continue to vigorously pursue our five-point plan to save the lives of these wolves. Specifically, we’ll: will continue to move quickly in the days and weeks ahead to win our lawsuit and restore protections for these wolves. And,
Thank you for all you’ve done to help save our wolves! Together, I know we can prevail.
For the Wild Ones,
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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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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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. helped convince a federal judge to stop the wolf killing and restore life-saving
For the Wild Ones,
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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
to contribute over the phone.
Late yesterday, the 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!
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.
Idaho’s wolf hunting season is scheduled to begin in just 14 days. Please make a tax-deductible donation right now to help fund our legal fight and national mobilization campaign to save wolves in Idaho and Greater Yellowstone.
With the lives of so many wolves hanging in the balance, your support. needs your support to prevent the worst wolf massacre in decades. I hope we can count on
For the Wild Ones,
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 to contribute over the phone.