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Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 10th, 2017
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Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue final rules relating to listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of the Interior to reissue two rules that removed protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 for the gray wolf populations located in Wyoming and the western Great Lakes (all of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota, as well as portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio). In addition, this bill prohibits judicial review of the reissued rules.
If this bill is enacted, more wolves will die. Wolves are an essential part of the ecosystem in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. They help maintain a natural and healthy balance of all creatures, benefitting the land and humans. This bill must be opposed.
Wolves have just begun to recover in some areas of the US after being ruthlessly hunted and trapped for 200 years. While there are some fragile successes, grey wolves are still missing from a vast majority of their former range, and are subject to mounting persecution in areas where they have been restored.
Millions of dollars have already been spent restoring a natural ecosystem with reintroduction of wolves and other keystone predators such as Grizzly Bears. These animals are proven to be crucial for health of prey animals and onward down the food chain. They are only still restricted to a very small area, and livestock fatalities have been an extremely small, if not negligable casualty, especially when weighed against the benefits of wolf reintroduction and protection.
Wolves are the spirit of the wilderness. We've worked so hard to reintroduce them into our wild lands this bill could drive them to extinction once again. Haven't we learned anything? Wolves are an important part of the ecosystem. Please vote no to this bill to slaughter them
It's important to keep these animals on the endangered species list! They are an important part of the ecosystem. To truly understand the importance of other living beings on this earth please read Beyond Words. It will change your viewpoints about any of our wildlife. Humans are not the only living beings on this earth - but we do have the capacity to protect our wildlife, and its our responsibility to do just that.