Friday, April 17, 2009

SOS for Wolves: Action Needed by May 4, 2009

When you see this short video of wolf pups playing in the Northern Rockies, I know you will agree that we must do everything in our power to protect them. (Click on title above to see the vid.)

Otherwise, in just 2 weeks -- on May 4 -- their federal protections will be lifted and government agents will be free to open fire on them in Idaho and Montana.

If the Obama Administration persists in its decision to resume the Bush-era "war on wolves," then not even newborn wolf pups or their nursing mothers will be spared.

Please support NRDC's campaign to call off the guns by making a contribution today.

Right now, we are going all out to protect these wolves on two separate fronts: First, our wildlife defense team is filing suit in federal court to restore their endangered species protection. Second, we're ramping up our Big Howl campaign to generate a national outcry against the mass killing of wolves.

Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 to mount the strongest possible defense for the wolves -- and to alert Americans everywhere that these treasured icons of western wilderness are in mortal danger.

The clock is ticking. We're counting on you to help fund this 11th-hour wolf-saving effort by giving an emergency contribution now.

The next generation of wolves is in peril. Over the past year, the wolf population in Yellowstone National Park declined by 27 percent, with more than 70 percent of the park's wolf pups succumbing to disease.

One pack alone lost all 24 of its pups.

Outside the national parks, defenseless wolf pups could either be gunned down ... or left orphaned in their dens with no chance of survival if their mothers and the rest of the pack are killed.

Today, we are their last line of defense ... and we must rush to their aid.

That's why I'm asking you to dig a little deeper now while we can still give these wolf pups a chance at a future.


Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. Sadly, some of the wolf pups born this spring may not even live until summer unless we act now to call off the guns before May 4. So please give now to help NRDC ramp up our wolf-saving campaign during the critical 2 weeks ahead.

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