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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

Sep 18, 2014 Elizabeth Rocco
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Susan Noonkester
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Until these creatures are well on their way to survival, please do not take them off the List. Look what positive effects they had in Yosemite! Delisting them will only be a huge setback and lead to extinction once an for all!
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Sherry Shafer Stop accepting money from hunting organizations and the NRA and tell FWS to do their job to protect wildlife. The greed and ignorance of hunters will be the end of all animal life if they have their way.
Sep 18, 2014 Sheila Johnson
Sep 18, 2014 Julie Lambilliotte
Sep 18, 2014 kelly conley Please stop
Sep 18, 2014 averil ramchand
Sep 18, 2014 Melissa Frost
Sep 18, 2014 Gino Tarabotto
Sep 18, 2014 The Druidess Of Midian
Sep 17, 2014 Lori Doerr
Sep 17, 2014 Darren hahn
Sep 17, 2014 Toreka Pulou
Sep 17, 2014 Jessica Jakubanis
Sep 17, 2014 Richard Apps
Sep 17, 2014 Kasaundra tyler
Sep 17, 2014 kimberly pagliai Just like the American mustangs , now our wolves .Our government is not paying attention to what's really going on Man kind destroys everything they touch.
Sep 17, 2014 Rihana Terrell
Sep 17, 2014 Anita Sandoval
Sep 17, 2014 Kathleen Cannon Keep the gray wolves protected!
Sep 17, 2014 Heidi Pelleriti The wolf is my talisman. .They deserve to run free...Leave them alone!!
Sep 17, 2014 janice hanninen
Sep 17, 2014 Heidi Shuler
Sep 17, 2014 Shirley Johnson Continue to protect, we can not afford to lose another chain in the nature. Balance is critical and we are not there yet.
Sep 17, 2014 Beth Ootes
Sep 17, 2014 Stephanie Martin
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Nora wagner
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Michael Budzinski
Sep 17, 2014 liam carey
Sep 17, 2014 Rebecca Bramble
Sep 17, 2014 Kate Alexander
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Cindy Funk
Sep 17, 2014 nathalie mohn
Sep 17, 2014 myra mccall Please withdraw your delisting program.
Sep 17, 2014 Diane Zirhut
Sep 17, 2014 Sara Ratliff
Sep 17, 2014 Rina Deliana
Sep 17, 2014 Jessica Shorter
Sep 17, 2014 Lynne Wain
Sep 17, 2014 Lori Mazzola
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Scott
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Angela Lindsey

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