More Wolf Fundraisers, More Lawsuits
The CBD fundraising effort.
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
December 16, 2013
At least two organizations are currently engaged in fundraising efforts in attempt to stop the killing of wolves in Wyoming.
Earthjustice’s headline is "We’re heading to court – help stop the killing of Wyoming wolves!" The solicitation notes: "On December 17, Earthjustice’s legal experts will take our defense of Wyoming’s gray wolves to federal district court in Washington, D.C. If we win this legal battle, we will stop the wolf killing in Wyoming—but we need your help. Help us see this fight through to victory. Make an urgent tax-deductible gift today!"
The Center for Biological Diversity’s solicitation is broad, noting: "To prepare for the final push to save America's wolves, a generous wolf advocate has offered to donate $30,000 to the fight if we can match that in contributions to our Wolf Defense Fund. Please help us reach that goal and stop the killing by donating to the Wolf Defense Fund today.
"More than 2,200 wolves have been killed since federal
protections were halted two years ago in the northern Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes region. As soon as the public comment period closes, the Fish and Wildlife Service will strip away protection in the rest of country, causing the killing streak to become permanent in these regions and spread like wildfire to other states.
The clock is ticking. Thousands more wolves will die if we don't stop this.
"With your generous donation to the Wolf Defense Fund,
here's what the Center for Biological Diversity will do to
stop the killing:
- As soon as the Fish and Wildlife Service rescinds federal protection for wolves nationwide, we'll initiate a lawsuit to reverse the decision.
- On Dec. 17 we'll go to court in Washington, D.C., to challenge wolf killing in Wyoming.
- We'll file a legal challenge if California refuses to fully protect wolves returning there.
- We'll fight wolf killing in Montana, Washington, Oregon and the Great Lakes.
- We'll file suit to ensure Alaska's extremely rare Alexander Archipelago wolf is federally protected before it is driven extinct.
"The Center's lawyers, scientists and activists know how to stop wolf killing. We've done it many times in the past. But now that we're at the endgame that will decide whether the entire federal wolf recovery program will be abandoned, we need your help."