July 29th, 2009 09:43 EST
Palin Quits, House and Senate Introduce Bills to Stop Alaska Wolf Slaughter
Today, Congressman George Miller (CA) will re-introduce the Protect America`s Wildlife (PAW) Act -- federal legislation to end Alaska`s barbaric aerial wolf-killing programs and prevent the slaughter from spreading to other states. And, for the first time ever, the bill will also be introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA), joined by Senator Ben Cardin (MD).
Just three days ago, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund`s efforts to save wolves in her resignation speech.
With your help, we`ve put aerial gunning in the national spotlight and built momentum to stop it. Now we need your support to seize this moment and fight to end these awful wolf-killing programs...
Please donate whatever you can today to help us place our new ad and convince Congress to pass the PAW Act.
Thanks to your efforts, the PAW Act already has more than 90 original cosponsors in the House of Representatives! To educate Members of Congress and their staff, this week we`re launching a powerful new ad using a photograph from the March aerial wolf slaughter of 84 wolves near the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve -- gruesome evidence of the brutality of Alaska`s aerial wolf-killing programs.
To help build support for the PAW Act and save the lives of wolves, we`ve already booked our new ad to run in Roll Call, one of Capitol Hill`s most widely read publications, tomorrow (July 30th). We only have just a few hours to raise the funds to run this ad, so please donate by noon tomorrow.
We know that our ads -- and your support to help us place them -- are effective. In a Monday post on the Politico blog, writer Ben Smith said this:
Never before has an ad buy as small " as the Defenders of Wildlife`s attack on Palin`s wolf hunting rules, gotten so far under an executive`s skin. "
With the support of people like you, we`re making the plight of Alaska`s wolves known far and wide. Palin`s criticism of our efforts to stop the killing was noted in major media outlets nationwide.
With your help, we can run another hard-hitting ad and secure the votes we need to pass the PAW Act. Please donate what you can afford now!
Our new ad features one of dozens of horrifying photographs that Alaska`s state officials don`t want Congress to see. The graphic photo depicts the terrible aftermath of majestic wolves killed by aerial gunners employed by the State of Alaska and callously slung over the struts of an airplane.
This disturbing image is just some of the evidence we`re gathering on Sarah Palin`s and her Board of Game`s wolf-killing frenzy. Palin is now gone, but her hand-picked Board of Game remains and is expanding the use of airplanes, helicopters, poison and snares to murder wolf families. Two wolf pups were just gassed to death and the others left to starve earlier this summer.
Your donation will help us get the word out about the unprecedented carnage to more news outlets, to the American people, to Alaska`s new governor, Sean Parnell, and to your Senators and Representative.
Please make a contribution now to the Campaign to Stop the Alaska Wolf Massacre!
With Palin gone, we`re even more determined to end cruel aerial gunning once and for all. This is our chance. Please stand with us.
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund