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Petition update: 255 signatures needed a day to reach 5,000

Signatures are starting to lag behind the necessary pace to hit the 5,000 needed to force the White House to review the petition which asks for a halt to wolf hunting.

The petition is closing in on 3,000 signatures, but with only 9 days left, that’s not nearly enough to feel confident reaching the 5,000 threshold.

TAKE ACTION NOW! If you haven’t signed the petition yet, do it NOW – Sign the petition

If you have signed, thank you. But you need to do a little more now. Reach out to all your friends and associates – tell them about the situation and get them to sign the petition as well!

Once again, here is the text of the petition:

Halt wolf hunts pending 9th District Court of Appeals decision and scientific research to confirm wolf recovery data.

Due to a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713), gray wolves lost federal protection under the ESA. It orders the Interior Secretary to reissue the final delisting rule published in 2009. Articles written by scientists in independent peer-reviewed journals criticized the 2009 rule for complying more with political expediency instead of best available science. This is regarded as a particularly egregious affront to the voice of the majority and to fair representation in our country. The rider circumvents the District Court’s ruling in Defenders of Wildlife, 729 F.Supp.2d 1207, and was designed to direct the outcome of a pending case without amending the underlying statute involved. We join the Union of Concerned Scientists in denouncing this action.

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