Center for Biological Diversity

Tell Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer: Stop Shooting Wolves

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After Congress removed northern Rocky Mountains wolves from the endangered species list through a back-door rider on a budget bill this spring, Montana and Idaho authorities opened wolf-hunting seasons

Hunting wolves disrupts pack dynamics and orphans pups, leading to losses greater than the number actually shot. Even more aggressive wolf management in Idaho, planned persecution after delisting in Wyoming and the killing of Montana's wolves all threaten to drastically reduce regional wolf populations.

This could potentially disrupt genetic exchange between populations, and slow the natural return of wolves to states where they once lived but were exterminated, such as Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

While the Center for Biological Diversity fights in court to return the wolves' federal protection, we need your help to contact Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and ask him to suspend the hunt and let Montana's wolves live.

Take action now using the form below, before another wolf falls victim to this senseless slaughter.

You can also support our fight to win back Endangered Species Act protections for these wolves by making a donation to our Save the Endangered Species Act Fund.

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Please take action by Jan 6, 2012.

Photo of gray wolves courtesy USFWS.

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