February 14th, 2011 14:51 EST
Valentine's Day Massacre at Yellowstone?
There`s not a lot of love for wolves or wildlife on Capitol Hill today.
In fact, some in Congress are trying to use a must-pass spending bill to eliminate lifesaving protections for gray wolves across the U.S., opening the door to widespread trapping and poisoning of wolves in the Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone.
Worse, they are proposing deep funding cuts that could be disastrous for wildlife protection in the U.S.
Don`t let them get away with it. Urge your U.S. representative to oppose attempts to attach anti-wolf, anti-wildlife legislation to a bill intended to keep the government running.
The spending bill, called a continuing resolution, is designed to ensure that military and government workers continued to get paid, that social security recipients receive their checks and that the government continues to function.
Unfortunately, some in Congress are using this legislation as a vehicle to attack protections for wolves and enact some of the deepest cuts in recent memory for the agencies that protect our wildlife and environment " a move that would have dire consequences across the country for your wildlife and for the quality of your environment .
Some of the crucial programs that will be slashed include those that protect imperiled species, acquire key habitat around the country, including for our national wildlife, refuges, parks, forests and other public lands, help state protect wildlife before they decline to the point where they are endangered, and assist wildlife in surviving climate change.
It`s a sneaky, backdoor assault on protections for wildlife, and I need your help to stop it, Judyth.
It`s up to caring wildlife supporters like you to stop this assault on the precious natural treasures we all love. Please take action now.
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider the continuing resolution this week, and we need to make a strong showing against this assault on our wolves, wildlife and environment.
Help us send 65,000 messages to Capitol Hill by Wednesday. Please take action, forward this email and share our message on Facebook.
We can protect our wolves, wildlife and environment, but only if we work together. Will you take just a few moments to help today?