Help Halt Wolf Extermination Attempt in Congress
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have included a rider in the government’s continuing resolution funding bill that would end federal protections for wolves throughout Montana and Idaho and parts of Utah, Oregon and Washington.
If it passes, this new law will prevent re-listing northern Rockies wolves as 'endangered' even if their numbers plummet toward zero. Both Montana and Idaho have made clear that they will work to drastically reduce wolf populations through hunting and other means.
The legislation will also remove protection for wolves in Oregon and Washington, where a mere three packs have only begun their comeback, and in Utah, where wolves remain largely absent.
Please contact your U.S. senators today to tell them to sponsor or vote for an amendment to the continuing resolution, stripping it of section 1709, the wolf provision.
CURRENT ACTION CAMPAIGNS FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Please click the links below to take action for endangered species and wild places
193 Million Forest Acres at Risk -- Take Action
The Obama administration is developing new National Forest Management Act regulations governing the management of forests, watersheds and wildlife across the entire 193-million-acre National Forest System in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Unfortunately, the substance of the Obama administration's proposed rule fails to live up to its lofty rhetoric. Instead of ensuring strong, enforceable protections for our forests, watersheds and wildlife, the proposed rule gives bureaucrats the latitude to ignore science and to prioritize resource extraction over the conservation of species and ecosystems.
We need your help urging the Obama administration to correct course. Please send a letter and, if you can, attend a public meeting urging the administration and the Forest Service to enact strong, consistent protections for our nation's forests, watersheds and wildlife.
Help Stop the Brutal Practice of Penning Coyotes & Foxes in Indiana
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (INRC) is considering a proposed rule to legalize the practice of coyote/fox "penning" year-round. Penning involves capturing wild coyotes and foxes and then placing them in pens where they are mercilessly chased by packs of hunting dogs. This practice often leads to the coyote or fox being torn apart alive by the dogs. Penning enthusiasts claim the activity trains the dogs to better pursue and hunt foxes and coyotes in the wild.
After proposing rules to outlaw this abhorrent practice last year, the INRC reversed itself and is now proposing to legalize coyote/fox penning. Indications are that this switch in position was a result of political pressure.
Your voice matters -- we need to remind the INRC of how it came to its humane decision last year to end this practice. This cruel practice was recently outlawed in the state of Florida, and we can make it happen in Indiana too. INRC will be conducting two public hearings on their proposed rule changes and is accepting public comments until May 18.
Submit comments to the Indiana Natural Resources Commission in opposition to the proposed rules. Find a sample letter on ALDF's website and instructions for submitting comments.
Indiana residents only: Attend a hearing and speak out in opposition to this cruel and violent practice.
Tuesday, May 10 (6 p.m.) at McCormick’s Creek State Park, Canyon Inn, Sycamore Room, 451 McCormick Creek Park Road, Spencer (Owen County).
Wednesday, May 11 (6 p.m.) at Webster Recreation Center, Plymouth Park & Recreation Department, 110 Webster Ave., Plymouth (Marshall County).