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Veto #HJResolution69

As you know, Congress passed a measure, under the CRA, authored by Representative Don Young, which would undo the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule. The resolution will now be sent to the White House for the Presidential signature. If the measure of disapproval is enacted and signed by the President, not only does it strike down the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, but will also prevent USFWS from ever promulgating “substantially the same rule” without explicit authorization from Congress. 

Our only hope in stopping this abhorrent piece of legislation is a veto by the President. Note: Congress can override a veto with a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate (If this occurs, though more than likely would not, the measure becomes law over the President’s objection).

Following is a small set of tweets to send to President Trump, as well as a simple copy and paste email. This, my friends, is the grand finale, our final hope in stopping animal cruelty from resuming on our National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.

Before I let you get on with it, there is one important matter that needs to be clarified:

Joint resolutions are like bills, in that they require the approval of both Chambers, in identical form, and the President’s signature, to become law (unless used for proposing amendments to the Constitution).

H.J.Resolution 69 passed the House on February 16, 2017. The measure was then sent to the Senate for consideration and passed on March 21, 2017. The Senate was not considering S.J.Resolution 18. The resolution does not change in any form, including it’s title. H.J. Resolution 69 now goes to the President for signing. Please tap above links to see the progress of both resolutions (you will see that S.J.Resolution 18 is still in committee). Sending tweets with a hashtag referring to S.J.Res.18 are incorrect. 
Several organizations believed that the Senate version would be brought to the floor for a vote, and alerted their members to call/email their Senators asking them to oppose the Senate resolution. This has created a huge mixup, as the version voted on was from the House. Other organizations, on the other hand, have asked you to address the correct resolution, which is H.J.Res.69. So I ask you, please do not tweet “SJRes18”, it is no longer part of the equation. 

But, who am I, and why should you believe me. Fair enough:

Let me give you an example. Another measure introduced under the CRA was the Disapproval of the Stream Protection Rule,  H.J.Resolution 38. This measure was introduced in the House January 30, 2017 and passed two days later. This disgraceful resolution was then rushed over to the Senate, and passed the very next day. H.J.Resolution 38 was then presented to the President who signed it into law 2 weeks later (10 days after receiving it). Meanwhile, the Senate version, S.J.Resolution 10, like S.J.Resolution 18, with the same language as its counterpart in the House, remained in Committee and was never brought to the floor. Again, tap above links and see for yourself. That being said, I hope that you please stick to the hashtag: HJResolution69.  

Onward. 

Please copy and paste the following letter and send to President Trump here. 

Dear President Trump,

In 2003 the Alaska Board of Game began to aggressively apply controversial “intensive predator management” practices over a large portion of the state. These abhorrent practices continued in every game management unit with efforts to lengthen hunting/trapping seasons for wolves (as well as increasing bag limits) to opening seasons when pups were young and helpless; bears were snared and trapped-body parts sold. Private pilots, over a hundred, were licensed to shoot wolves from the air. The program eliminated the need for hunters to obtain or purchase hunting tags or permits for predators, thereby permitting the “incidental” taking of these animals; same day airborne hunting and trapping which allow taking the same day one flies in an aircraft; allowing easier and greater use of motor vehicles while hunting to increase the hunter’s advantage; expanding the allowable means and methods of hunting for predators, like baiting or feeding, thereby creating additional opportunities for taking; allowing the sale of raw hides and skulls thereby creating economic incentives for taking; and many others.

Clearly, existing mandates for the conservation of natural and biological integrity and environmental health on refuges in Alaska were disregarded, prompting USFWS to issue the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, which formally established a goal of biodiversity as the guiding principle of  federal management of wildlife refuges. The rule made it quite clear it would have no impact on subsistence hunters.  

The Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule follows the law and manages the refuges as Congress intended. Signing H.J.Resolution 69 into law would unleash cruel, egregious, aggressive, sustained slaughter purportedly aimed at increasing ungulate herds, whilst defying the need for a balanced ecosystem and the predator-prey relationship. H.J. Resolution 69 would undue a rule that, in all actuality, helps maintain a balanced ecosystem necessary for the future of subsistence hunting. “The Service fully recognizes and considers that rural residents are dependent on refuge resources and manages for this use consistent with the conservation of species and habitats in their natural diversity.”  

The states do not have a right to dictate what happens on our National Wildlife Refuges, and I ask that you veto H.J. Resolution 69. 

Thank you for your time and consideration of this extremely urgent matter.

Regards,
Your name

 The Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131) states that wilderness “is hereby recognized as an area which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural condition…freedom of a landscape from the human intent to permanently intervene, alter, control, or manipulate natural conditions or processes.”

TWEETS (All tweets are automated, just tap ” Tweet4Wolves” at the end of each message, be sure to close your twitter window prior to tweeting) :   

1. The aerial hunting of wolves is a tragedy beyond description @POTUS Veto #HJResolution69  bit.ly/AerialHunt   Tweet4Wolves  

2. Veto #HJResolution69 Please tweet this link: bit.ly/2nBiTw9   Tweet4Wolves

3. Call @POTUS Tell him to Veto #HJResolution69  202-456-1111  pic.twitter.com/78OD7bp7oK      Tweet4Wolves 

4. Activities in wildlife preserves remain subject to Federal Law, including mandates under ANLICA. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

5. Since 1994 #Alaska has prioritized human consumptive use of ungulates compromising biological integrity! Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

 6. BOG designates ungulate populations as highest priority use, setting objectives 4 abundance for consumptive use Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

7. To that end, BOG must “adopt regulations to provide for I.M.programs disrupting natural diversity! Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves 

8. Alaska’s targeted reduction of wolves/bears impact wildlife resources, natural systems & ecological processes Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

9. The Intensive Predator Management also impacts conservation and management of species on adjacent Refuges Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves  

10. #Alaska regulations increase take of predators to a degree that disrupts natural processes. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS   Tweet4Wolves 

11. BOG allows”harvest”of brown bears at registered black bear bait stations, in direct conflict w/refuge mandates Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

12. #Alaska allows taking wolves & coyotes, including pups, during denning season! Veto #HJResolution69 which sanctions #AnimalCruelty @POTUS    Tweet4Wolves

13. #Alaska expanded predator season lengths inconsistent with maintaining predator/prey balance. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

14. #Alaska game board increased bag limits of predators inconsistent with maintaining predator/prey balance. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves 

15. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS #Alaska classified black bears as both furbearers and big game species…1. pic.twitter.com/5E2TBBVtLK  Tweet4Wolves

16. 2. which could allow 4 trapping/snaring & sale of hides & skulls creating economic incentives Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

 17. Veto #HJResolution69 which would allow same-day airborne take of bears at registered bait stations (5 AAC 85) 2 resume @POTUS   Tweet4Wolves

 18. Alaska’s mgmt of wildlife is in direct opposition to legal framework applicable 2 mgmt of the NWR. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

19. Aerial shooting of wolves and bears by State agency personal would resume under #HJResolution69 Veto #AnimalCruelty @POTUS   Tweet4Wolves 

20. Trapping of wolves by paid contractors would resume under #HJResolution69 Veto this cruelty @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/5E2TBBVtLK    Tweet4Wolves

21. Same-day airborne hunting of #wolves & #bears by the public would resume under #HJResolution69 Veto it! @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/rdabINLWa5   Tweet4Wolves

22. #HJResolution69 allows for the take of any black/brown bears through snaring & baiting by public! Veto the measure @POTUS Tweet4Wolves 

23. 13 of the 16 Refuges in #Alaska contain land within game GMUs designated for “intensive predator management” Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves  

24. BOGs liberalized regulations 4 hunting/trapping wolves, bears, coyotes reverse long standing prohibitions. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves 

25. #HJResolution69 would negate a rule which did not change subsistence regulations @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/5E2TBBVtLK   Tweet4Wolves 

26. #HJResolution69 would negate a rule which did not restrict subsistence take @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/5E2TBBVtLK   Tweet4Wolves 

27. The rule did not affect State hunting/regulations consistent with Federal law and refuge policies. Veto #HJResolution69 @POTUS Tweet4Wolves  

28. Veto #HJResolution69 which sanctions #AnimalCruelty on wildlife refuges in #Alaska @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/78OD7bp7oK    Tweet4Wolves 

29. #HJResolution69 would allow nonresident “take” of bears cubs or sows with cubs at dens sites! Veto this abhorrent measure @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves 

30. #HJResolution69 would undo a rule necessary for the future of subsistence hunting: http://bit.ly/2nMfkE4   pic.twitter.com/rdabINLWa5   Tweet4Wolves


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    Tweet4Wolves Page Two: Stop H.J.Resolution 69 

    This is a continuation of our first page of tweets to Stop #HJResolution69. If you have not sent off the first set of tweets they can be located here. Between the two sheets, we have 352 tweets.

    For ease of tweeting follow these instructions: Close your twitter window and open this post on your browser, do not tweet from the facebook app. Tap “Tweet4Wolves” at the end of each message and your tweet will be automatically sent. For those of you experiencing trouble with the automatic return to sheet after each tweet, please know that I have done everything possible on this website to correct this problem. This is a difficult task as I am experiencing no trouble sending tweets on my browser (chrome). I have isolated the tweet message which should make it easier for those of you reduced to ‘cut and paste’ tweets. Feel free to add images to the tweets except where noted. Adding images as a link removes 23 characters from the message, adding images when you post your tweet removes zero characters, so I will leave that to you. Help yourself to any images here or from the Facebook event. Thank you for participating. 

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    20. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska @amyklobuchar @SenFranken  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    21. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr

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    22. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska @clairecmc @RoyBlunt pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr

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    23. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorTester @SteveDaines pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    24. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorFischer @SenSasse pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    25. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @lisamurkowski @sendansullivan  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    26. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #Alaska #PublicLands @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr

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    27. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr

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    28. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr

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    29. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenateDems @SenateGOP   pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr  

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    30. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska  Shame on @repdonyoung pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr  

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    31. #SJResolution18 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska  Shame on @sendansullivan pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr  

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    32. #SJResolution18 would impair science-based stewardship on our #PublicLands in #Alaska  Shame on @lisamurkowski pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr  

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    33. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    34. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    35. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    36. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    37. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship #PublicLands #Alaska @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    38. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenBobCasey @SenToomey  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    39. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    40. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska  @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford   pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    41. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune      pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    42. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship #PublicLands #Alaska @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    43. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn         pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    44. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    45. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    46. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @timkaine @MarkWarner  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    47. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    48. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito   pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    49. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson  pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    50. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    51. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer   pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr  

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    52. #HJResolution69 would impair science-based stewardship on #PublicLands #Alaska  @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr    pic.twitter.com/NFBVarTBRr 

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    154. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall 

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    155. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall 

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    156. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall  Stop #HJResolution69  

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    157. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall 

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    158. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall  Stop #HJResolution69 

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    159. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer

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    160. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska  @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer 

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    161. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer Stop #HJResolution69 

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    162. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer 

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    163. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer Stop #HJResolution69

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    164. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr

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    165. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska  @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr 

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    166. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr Stop #HJResolution69 

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    167. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr

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    168.  Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr  Stop #HJResolution69 

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    169.  Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorHeitkamp  @SenJohnHoeven

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    170.  #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven

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    171.  We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven Stop #HJResolution69 

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    172.  “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven 

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    173.  Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven Stop #HJResolution69

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    174.  Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman

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    175.  #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman

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    176.  We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman Stop #HJResolution69 

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    177.  “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman 

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     178.  Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman  Stop #HJResolution69

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     179.  Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford

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    180.  #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford

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    181.  We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford Stop #HJResolution69

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    182.  “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford 

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    183.  Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford Stop #HJResolution69

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    184. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden

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    185. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden 

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    186. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden Stop #HJResolution69

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    187. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden

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     188. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden Stop #HJResolution69

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    189. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenBobCasey @SenToomey

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    190. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenBobCasey @SenToomey

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    191. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenBobCasey @SenToomey  Stop #HJResolution69

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    192. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenBobCasey @SenToomey

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    193. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenBobCasey @SenToomey  Stop #HJResolution69

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    194. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed

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    195. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed

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    196. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed Stop #HJResolution69

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    197. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed

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    198. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed Stop #HJResolution69 

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    199. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott

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    200. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott

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    P. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV  @CoryBooker @SenatorMenendez @SenGillibrand @SenSchumer  

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    Q. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenThomTillis @SenatorBurr @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito

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    R. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenatorHeitkamp @SenJohnHoeven @MartinHeinrich @SenatorTomUdall

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    S. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenSherrodBrown @senrobportman@SenWhitehouse @SenJackReed 

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    T. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott @SenBobCasey @SenToomey

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    U. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenJeffMerkley @RonWyden  @jiminhofe @SenatorLankford

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    V. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker 

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    W. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn

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    X. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy

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    Y. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @timkaine @MarkWarner @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell 

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    Z. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi

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    201. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @LindseyGrahamSC  @SenatorTimScott Stop #HJResolution69

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    202. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoGmember Stop #HJResolution69 @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott

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    203. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorTimScott Stop #HJResolution69

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    204. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune

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    205. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune

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    206. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune Stop #HJResolution69

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    207. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune

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    208. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorRounds @SenJohnThune Stop #HJResolution69

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    209. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker

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    210. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker

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    211. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    212. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker

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    213. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker Stop #HJResolution69 

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    214. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn

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    215. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn

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    216. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn Stop #HJResolution69

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    217. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn

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    218. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenTedCruz @JohnCornyn Stop #HJResolution69

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    219. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee

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    220. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee

    Tweet4Wolves        

    221. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves 

    222. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee

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    223. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenOrrinHatch @SenMikeLee Stop #HJResolution69

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    224. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy

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    225. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy

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    226. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    227. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy

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    228. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenSanders @SenatorLeahy Stop #HJResolution69

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    229. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @timkaine @MarkWarner

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    230. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @timkaine @MarkWarner

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    231. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @timkaine @MarkWarner Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    232. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @timkaine @MarkWarner 

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    233. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @timkaine @MarkWarner Stop #HJResolution69

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    234. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell

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    235. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell

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    236. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    237. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell

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    238. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell Stop #HJResolution69

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    239. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito

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    240. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito

    Tweet4Wolves       

    241. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    242. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito 

    Tweet4Wolves    

    243. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito Stop #HJResolution69

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    244. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson

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    245. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson

    Tweet4Wolves 

    246. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    247. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson

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    248. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorBaldwin @SenRonJohnson Stop #HJResolution69

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    249. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi

    Tweet4Wolves 

    250. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi

    Tweet4Wolves 

    251. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi Stop #HJResolution69

    Tweet4Wolves  

    252. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi

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    253. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenJohnBarrasso @SenatorEnzi  Stop #HJResolution69

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    This is a continuation of our first page of tweets to Stop #HJResolution69. If you have not sent off the first set of tweets they can be located here.

    Update:

    H.J. Resolution (not S.J. Resolution 18) has passed both chambers of Congress, please call/email The White House.

     Please also tweet to the President:

    .@POTUS Veto #HJResolution69 which sanctions #AnimalCruelty on Wildlife Refuges in #Alaska pic.twitter.com/78OD7bp7oK   Tweet4Wolves 

    *The 3 tweets marked “Tweet🐥This” are a sample from a third tweet caster which I am testing.

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    Tweet4Wolves-Stop H.J.Resolution 69

    Please join our tweetstorm which begins February 27th at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. 

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    1. Stop #HJResolution69 which sanctions #AnimalCruelty on wildlife refuges in #Alaska @lutherstrange @senshelby pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE  Tweet4Wolves 

    2.  Stop #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands on #Alaska Refuges @lutherstrange @senshelby pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE  Tweet4Wolves 

    3. Protecting #wildlife from inhumane cruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one. Stop #HJResolution69 pic.twitter.com/ax0RSkoNgM Tweet4Wolves 

    4. Stop #HJResolution69 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on our #PublicLands in #Alaska @SenateDems @SenateGOP pic.twitter.com/CLnM4b0GbV Tweet4Wolves 

    5. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @lutherstrange @senshelby  Tweet4Wolves 

    6. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science & ethical standards @lutherstrange @senshelby Stop #HJResolution69  Tweet4Wolves  

    7. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”-BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @lutherstrange @senshelby Tweet4Wolves 

    8. Protecting #wildlife from inhumane cruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @lutherstrange @senshelby Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

     9. Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on our #PublicLands in #Alaska pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE Tweet4Wolves

    10. Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Tweet4Wolves 

    11. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Tweet4Wolves  

    12. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science & ethical standards @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    13. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Tweet4Wolves 

    14. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Stop #HJResolution69  Tweet4Wolves 

    15. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @sentomcotton @johnboozman Tweet4Wolves 

    16. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @sentomcotton @johnboozman Tweet4Wolves 

    17. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science & ethical standards @sentomcotton @johnboozman Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    18. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @sentomcotton @johnboozman Tweet4Wolves 

    19. Protecting #wildlife from inhumane cruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @sentomcotton @johnboozman Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    20. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Tweet4Wolves  

    21. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Tweet4Wolves 

    22. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science ðical standards  @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    23. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69  @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Tweet4Wolves 

    24. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one  @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    25. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @sencorygardner @senbennetco Tweet4Wolves 

    26. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @sencorygardner @senbennetco Tweet4Wolves 

    27. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @sencorygardner @senbennetco Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    28. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69  @sencorygardner @senbennetco Tweet4Wolves 

    29. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @sencorygardner @senbennetco Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    30. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal Tweet4Wolves  

    31. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal Tweet4Wolves 

    32. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    33. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69  @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal Tweet4Wolves 

    34. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves

    35. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @senatorcarper @chriscoons Tweet4Wolves 

    36. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senatorcarper @chriscoons Tweet4Wolves 

    37. Alaskans support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senatorcarper @chriscoons Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    38. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69  @senatorcarper @chriscoons Tweet4Wolves 

    39. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senatorcarper @chriscoons  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    40. Stop #HJResolution69 and #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on our #PublicLands in #Alaska Wildlife Refuges @senbillnelson @marcorubio Tweet4Wolves 

    41. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senbillnelson @marcorubio Tweet4Wolves

    42. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senbillnelson @marcorubio  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    43. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @senbillnelson @marcorubio Tweet4Wolves 

    44. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senbillnelson @marcorubio Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    45. Vote No on #HJResolution69 and No on #SJResolution18 @senbillnelson @marcorubio @senatorcarper @chriscoons  pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE Tweet4Wolves 

    46. Vote No on #HJResolution69 and No on #SJResolution18 @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal @sencorygardner @senbennetco pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE Tweet4Wolves

    47. Vote No on #HJResolution69 and No on #SJResolution18 @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris @johnboozman @sentomcotton pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE Tweet4Wolves 

    48. Vote No on #HJResolution69 and No on #SJResolution18 @jeffflake @senjohnmccain pic.twitter.com/v7wp4bNTkE Tweet4Wolves 

    49. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson Tweet4Wolves 

    50. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson Tweet4Wolves 

    51. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    52. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson Tweet4Wolves 

    53. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    54. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @maziehirono @brianschatz Tweet4Wolves  

    55. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @maziehirono @brianschatz Tweet4Wolves  

    56. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @maziehirono @brianschatz  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    57. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @maziehirono @brianschatz Tweet4Wolves 

    58. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @maziehirono @brianschatz  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    59. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @senatorrisch @mikecrapo Tweet4Wolves  

    60. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senatorrisch @mikecrapo Tweet4Wolves 

    61. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senatorrisch @mikecrapo Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves

     62. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @senatorrisch @mikecrapo Tweet4Wolves  

    63. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senatorrisch @mikecrapo Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    64. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @senatordurbin @tammyforil Tweet4Wolves  

     65. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senatordurbin @tammyforil Tweet4Wolves  

    66. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senatordurbin @tammyforil Stop #HJResolution69  Tweet4Wolves

    67. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @senatordurbin @tammyforil Tweet4Wolves  

    68. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senatordurbin @tammyforil Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  


    Please do not add images to lettered tweets:

    A. The Case Against #HJResolution69 bit.ly/2kUxrqV @lisamurkowski @sendansullivan @repdonyoung  Tweet4Wolves

    B. The Case Against #HJResolution69 bit.ly/2kUxrqV  @lutherstrange @senshelby @jeffflake @senjohnmccain Tweet4Wolves  

    C. The Case Against #HJResolution69 bit.ly/2kUxrqV @sentomcotton @johnboozman @senfeinstein @KamalaHarris Tweet4Wolves 

    D. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @sencorygardner @senbennetco @chrismurphyct @senblumenthal Tweet4Wolves 

    E. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @senatorcarper @chriscoons @senbillnelson @marcorubio Tweet4Wolves 

    F. The Case Against #HJResolution69 bit.ly/2kUxrqV  @sendavidperdue @senatorisakson @maziehirono @brianschatz Tweet4Wolves 

    G. The Case Against #HJResolution69  bit.ly/2kUxrqV @senatorrisch @mikecrapo @senatordurbin @tammyforil Tweet4Wolves  

    69. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @sendonnelly @SenToddYoung Tweet4Wolves 

    70. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @sendonnelly @SenToddYoung Tweet4Wolves 

    71. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenDonnelly @SenToddYoung Stop #HJResolution69  Tweet4Wolves 

    72. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenDonnelly @SenToddYoung Tweet4Wolves 

    73. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenDonnelly @SenToddYoung Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    74. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @senjoniernst @chuckgrassley Tweet4Wolves  

    75. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senjoniernst @chuckgrassley  Tweet4Wolves  

    76. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senjoniernst @chuckgrassley Stop #HJResolution69  Tweet4Wolves  

    77. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @senjoniernst @chuckgrassley Tweet4Wolves  

    78. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senjoniernst @chuckgrassley Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    79. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @senpatroberts @jerrymoran Tweet4Wolves  

    80. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @senpatroberts @jerrymoran Tweet4Wolves  

    81. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @senpatroberts @jerrymoran Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    82. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @senpatroberts @jerrymoran Tweet4Wolves  

    83. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @senpatroberts @jerrymoran Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    84. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenateMajLdr @randpaul  Tweet4Wolves  

    85. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenateMajLdr @randpaul Tweet4Wolves  

    86. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards  @SenateMajLdr @randpaul Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    87. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenateMajLdr @randpaul Tweet4Wolves  

    88. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenateMajLdr @randpaul Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    89. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @billcassidy @johnkennedyla Tweet4Wolves  

    90. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @billcassidy @johnkennedyla Tweet4Wolves  

    91. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @billcassidy @johnkennedyla Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    92. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @billcassidy @johnkennedyla Tweet4Wolves  

    93. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @billcassidy @johnkennedyla Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    94. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenAngusKing @senatorcollins Tweet4Wolves  

    95. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenAngusKing @senatorcollins Tweet4Wolves  

    96. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards  @SenAngusKing @senatorcollins Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    97. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenAngusKing @senatorcollins Tweet4Wolves  

    98. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenAngusKing @senatorcollins Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    99. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorCardin @chrisvanhollen Tweet4Wolves  

    100. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorCardin @chrisvanhollen Tweet4Wolves  

    101. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards  @SenatorCardin @chrisvanhollen Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    102. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorCardin @chrisvanhollen Tweet4Wolves  

    103. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorCardin @chrisvanhollen Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    104. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenWarren @SenMarkey Tweet4Wolves  

    105. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenWarren @SenMarkey Tweet4Wolves  

    106. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards  @SenWarren @SenMarkey Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    107. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenWarren @SenMarkey Tweet4Wolves  

    108. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenWarren @SenMarkey Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

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    110. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenStabenow @SenGaryPeters Tweet4Wolves 

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    115. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @amyklobuchar @SenFranken Tweet4Wolves  

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    117. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @amyklobuchar @SenFranken Tweet4Wolves  

    118. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @amyklobuchar @SenFranken Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    119. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran Tweet4Wolves  

    120. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran Tweet4Wolves  

    121. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    122. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran Tweet4Wolves  

    123. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    124. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @clairecmc @RoyBlunt Tweet4Wolves  

    125. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @clairecmc @RoyBlunt Tweet4Wolves  

    126. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @clairecmc @RoyBlunt  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    127. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @clairecmc @RoyBlunt Tweet4Wolves  

     128. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @clairecmc @RoyBlunt Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    129. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorTester @SteveDaines Tweet4Wolves  

    130. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorTester @SteveDaines Tweet4Wolves  

    131. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorTester @SteveDaines Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    132. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorTester @SteveDaines Tweet4Wolves  

    133. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorTester @SteveDaines Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves  

    134. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorFischer @SenSasse Tweet4Wolves 

    135. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorFischer @SenSasse Tweet4Wolves 

    136. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorFischer @SenSasse Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    137. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would ever be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorFischer @SenSasse Tweet4Wolves 

    138. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorFischer @SenSasse Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    139. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV Tweet4Wolves 

    140. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV Tweet4Wolves 

    141. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    142. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV Tweet4Wolves 

    143. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenDeanHeller @CatherineForNV Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    144. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan Tweet4Wolves 

    145. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan Tweet4Wolves 

    146. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan  Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    147. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan Tweet4Wolves 

    148. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorShaheen @Maggie_Hassan Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    149. Stop #HJResolution69 & #SJResolution18 sanctioning #AnimalCruelty on #PublicLands in #Alaska Refuges @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves 

    150. #HJResolution69 would undo a measure that protects #wolves and #bears from cruel tactics in #Alaska @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves 

    151. We support wildlife mgmt on federal lands based on sound science/ethical standards @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

    152. “Who would have ever thought that young wolf pups would be gassed in dens”~BoG member Stop #HJResolution69 @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves 

    153. Protecting #wildlife from #AnimalCruelty is not a partisan issue, it is a human one @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Stop #HJResolution69 Tweet4Wolves 

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    The Case Against H.J.Resolution 69 and S.J.Resolution 18

    House lawmakers, on Thursday, February 16th, passed a measure to repeal a recently implemented rule that banned abhorrent practices such as shooting/ trapping wolves while at dens with pups, killing hibernating bears and spotting Grizzlies from aircraft for kill upon landing. The rule aligns with a similar National Park Service rule, which was finalized in October, 2015, banning abhorrent practices such as “bear baiting” and the Game Boards liberal predator control “management”.

    The legislation, authored by Representative Don Young, would undo the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, opening the door for the state to resume aggressive predator control tactics including shooting wolves from airplanes, spotting bears from aircraft for kill upon landing, and killing cubs and pups in their dens on more than 76 million acres of national wildlife refuge land in Alaska. A recently introduced companion measure (S.J.Resolution 18), sponsored by Senator Dan Sullivan, also seeks to erode federal management authority over Alaska Wildlife Refuges and should be set aside. 

    Under the rule, issued August 3rd, 2016, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, predator control is not allowed on Alaska’s 16 national wildlife refuges “unless it is determined to be necessary to meet refuge purposes, is consistent with federal laws and policy and is based on sound science in response to a conservation concern.” The law also bans specific hunting methods on Alaska refuges, including killing bear cubs or adult females with cubs, baiting brown bears, taking bears using snares and traps, and aerial shooting of bears and wolves.

    • The rule “clarifies how existing mandates for the conservation of natural and biological diversity, biological integrity, and environmental health on refuges in Alaska relate to predator control; prohibits several particularly effective methods and means for take of predators”. The rule formally established a goal of biodiversity as the guiding principle of federal management of wildlife refuges. The rule also made it clear there would be no impact on subsistence hunters. 

    In a blog post published the day of the final ruling in August, former FWS Director Dan Ashe said that in implementing Alaska’s Intensive Management Law, the Alaska Board of Game had “unleashed a withering attack  on bears and wolves that is wholly at odds with America’s long tradition of ethical, sportsmanlike, fair-chase hunting.”

     Under Title VIII (Subsistence Management And Use) of the Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), Alaska Natives and other rural residents were granted hunting and fishing rights (when fish and game are not under outside threat) on National Preserves. The ANILCA did not, however, allow Alaska to manage its wildlife as it has been ~ which is not unlike a game farm, where wolves and bears are decimated to allow unchecked trophy hunting and commercial guiding, and led to the implementation of tighter restrictions by the National Park Service. Alaska is unique among the 50 states for allowing sport and subsistence hunting in the 17 million acres of national preserves added to the National Park System by the ANILCA.  While Congress recognized the “important value of subsistence and (sadly) sport hunting”, it allowed both to take place only where consistent with the mandate to protect and conserve wildlife resources. State sport hunting regulations passed by the Alaska Board of Game apply on public lands, but only when those regulations do not conflict with federal mandates or National Park policies. 

    (In Alaska, the wildlife law known as the Intensive Management statute is in conflict with federal laws governing national park lands and the management of wildlife on those lands. Preemption, the constitutional doctrine which holds that when federal law and state law conflict, federal law must be followed, and state law must yield, requires the State of Alaska to refrain from implementing the Intensive Management statute on national park lands because of the conflict with federal laws.)

    The Board, however, noticeably became increasingly aggressive in its efforts to implement predator control on federal public lands through liberalization of sport hunting and trapping regulations. For example in 1994, the Alaska Legislature passed the Intensive Management Statute with which the explicit goal was to maintain, restore, or increase the abundance of big game populations for human consumptive use.


    The following 2 maps illustrate the enormous expansion of state designated predator control areas (PCA) from 2001 to 2014. The maps also show that the boundaries of most national preserves had been encroached upon and many had become virtually surrounded by Predator Control Areas in just 14 years. Note the vast increase of “wolf control” areas (in yellow).


    The Board has also practiced intensive  management by liberalizing sport hunting regulations, including:

    •Increasing bag limits from five per season up to 20 per season or 10 per day (as high as 20 a day for wolves in some areas of the state), and liberalizing hunting seasons for predators to increase their “harvest”.

    •Eliminating the need for hunters to obtain or purchase hunting tags or permits for predators.

    •Permitting  the incidental taking of predators.

    •Authorizing same-day airborne hunting and trapping, which allows hunters to take predators the same day they’ve been flying.

    •Allowing the use of bait to lure predators.

    •And, of course, the aerial gunning of wolves. 

    Note that in 2011, the Board issued an emergency order to extend wolf hunting and trapping seasons in GMUs 9 and 10 to increase caribou numbers and as a way of getting around the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s prohibition on aerial wolf control programs on Unimak Island. 

    Furthermore, the board has repeatedly refused to reduce the impact of its programs on National Preserves.  For example, in the spring  of 2014, the radio-collared Lost Creek wolf pack left the borders of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and was eliminated through aerial shooting by state agents implementing one of the Board’s intensive management plans. The Park Service had been studying the Lost Creek pack for seven years as part of a roughly 20-year study of wolves in the Yukon Charley National Preserve; The State predator control efforts killed 36 wolves in the area in a single year, reducing the preserve’s population by over half. 

    Another example is the Board’s 2010 elimination of the 122 square-mile buffer adjacent to Denali National Park that protected wolves crossing its boundaries from hunting and trapping~Two years later, the wolf populations in the Park were the lowest in decades.

    The USFWS acted admirably to prevent application of state regulations which are incompatible with management objectives for the nearly 77 million acres of wildlife refuges across the state.

    The National Park Service has also been at odds with the State which led to the implementation of tighter restrictions on sport hunting (the closure regulations became effective Nov. 23 2015, and new hunting regulations effective January 1, 2016. More information regarding the NPS regulations can be found here.

    When H.J. Resolution 69 is brought to the floor for a vote, I ask that you please stand by our wildlife and Public Lands, vote against this disgraceful and appalling attempt to reinstate animal cruelty on our wildlife refuges. The companion measure introduced in the Senate is equally shameful in its attempt to undo The Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule and should be voted down; the states do not have a right to dictate what happens on our National Wildlife Refuges. 

    Related content:

     Fish and Wildlife Service Wise to Oppose Alaska’s War on Wolves   A must read op-ed by Vic Van Ballenberghe who is a wildlife biologist and a former member of the Alaska Board of Game.  

    Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule questions and answers.

    Representative Don Young’s biography and colorful array of Congressional statements

     Stop Alaska’s War on Wolves from NPCA

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    It’s far past time for Alaska to protect Denali wolves with a buffer zone

    Commentary by Marybeth Holleman

    One of the two remaining East Fork wolves of Denali National Park was shot this past weekend by a trophy hunter at a bear baiting station just outside park boundaries.

    If this sounds eerily familiar, that’s because it is. This is just what happened exactly one year ago, when the pregnant female of the East Fork group was shot by an Outside trophy hunter at a bear baiting station in the same area. The loss of that one pregnant female wolf in 2015 led to the disintegration of the entire East Fork group, also called the Toklats, from 15 wolves down to just two this spring.

    And now, with last weekend’s shooting of the radio-collared gray male dubbed “1508 GM” by park biologists, it appears the East Fork is down to one lone black wolf.

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    This is a historic loss. It leaves one remaining member of the wolf group studied by Dr. Adolph Murie, the subjects of his groundbreaking 1944 book, “The Wolves of Mount McKinley.” It leaves one from the group that Dr. Gordon Haber continued to study for another 43 years, until his untimely 2009 death in a plane crash while studying wolves.

    This one family group of wolves was studied for a continuous 70 years, making them, along with the community of chimpanzees studied by Jane Goodall, the world’s oldest-known, longest-studied large mammal social lineage in the wild. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this gave the East Fork wolves inestimable scientific value.

    But the state of Alaska apparently has no interest in such rare scientific value, no pride in a scientific record rivaled only by that of Goodall’s chimpanzee research. The state has allowed this valuable public wildlife resource to be decimated by hunting and trapping for decades. And the National Park Service has clearly failed its mandate of protecting natural processes in the park.

    The state also seems to lack regard for the hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to Denali to see wolves, many of them Alaskans. With the loss of the East Fork group in 2015, and the Grant Creek group in 2012 (also from hunting/trapping along the park boundary), viewing success of Park wolves plummeted. Almost half of park visitors were seeing wolves in the park until these deaths; now only about 5 percent are so fortunate.

    The East Fork wolves traditionally denned near the Murie cabin at Toklat River, and were the wolves most visitors saw throughout the 1980s and 1990s — until a series of deaths at the hands of humans beginning in 2001 compromised the family group. With just a half-dozen inexperienced yearlings left, they shifted their territory and became even more susceptible to trapping and hunting on the northeastern boundaries of the park. They remained one of the most-viewed family groups until last spring.

    The fault for the demise of these world-famous wolves rests squarely on the shoulders of Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he permitted it…

    Full article here.

    Share your thoughts with the Commissioner, speak up for Denali National Park Wolves:

    Phone: (907)465-4100
    Email: sam.cotten@alaska.gov and to Governor Walker’s website: Share Your Viewpoint with the Governor / Lt. Governor

    Snail mail: 1255 West 8th St. P.O. Box 25526 Juneau, Alaska 99802-5526

    Department Telephone : 465-6141
    Department Fax: 465-2332
    Commissioner’s office email: dfg.commissioner@alaska.gov

    Two sample emails (the second email addresses the situation with the loss of the remaining East Fork wolf and pups) please personalize:

    Dear Commissioner Cotten,

    The wolf population in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve has plummeted to its lowest level in the park’s historical record, due in part to wolf hunting and trapping inside the preserve and on state lands along the park boundary. I strongly urge that you immediately halt all wolf hunting around Denali National Park, as well as secure a permanent no-kill buffer along the park boundary from the State of Alaska.

    The park’s wolf population has dwindled from 143 to 48 in less than eight years. This year the population has been further reduced. These losses have not only diminished the chance to see wild wolves, but have also undercut the integrity of the entire ecosystem—much of which is designated wilderness. While the park’s primary purpose is to “protect intact the globally significant Denali ecosystems,” it is certainly failing to do so.

    The continued and heartless slaughter of Denali wolves has disrupted their society and destabilized the packs, which in turn completely compromised not only the hunting capabilities, but the very survival of remaining members. Hunting and trapping most often removes key pack members or alpha wolves, which will usually will lead to the disintegration of an entire family group. For example, in 2012, the trapping of the pregnant alpha female wolf from the Grant Creek group led to the group declining from 15 wolves to only 3 that year.

    Now, in 2016, one of the two remaining East Fork wolves of Denali National Park was shot this past spring by a trophy hunter at a bear baiting station just outside park boundaries. Because of the shooting of a radio-collared gray male (dubbed “1508 GM” by park biologists), the East Fork “pack” is/was down to one lone black wolf who had pups; now presumed dead.

    The State of Alaska has repeatedly denied public petitions over the past eight years asking for an end to wolf hunting/trapping in the Preserve and around Denali and a replacement of a buffer zone. Wolves have all but completely vanished from one of the nation’s largest and most iconic national parks. Alaska has efficiently, and shamefully, squelched visitors chances of seeing wolves.

    Please advise the superintendent of Denali National Park to halt all wolf killing in the entire park and preserve, and create a permanent wolf buffer zone.

    Allowing the demise of Denali’s wolves is literally shooting the goose laying the golden (tourism) eggs.

    Thankyou for your time and consideration of this extremely important matter,

    Your name

    Second email:

     Dear Commissioner Cotten,

    It is my understanding that the pups from The Toklat pack were observed alone, and without a pack presence, earlier last month when National Park Service pilots flew over their den’s location.

    With the shooting, earlier this year,  of the radio-collared gray male dubbed “1508 GM” by park biologists, it appeared that the East Fork was down to one black female wolf attempting the near impossible: caring for her pups alone.

    Mismanagement within the state park, and along the borders, has created a situation causing the demise of numerous beloved Denali wolves, creating a historically low wolfpack population in the area.

    Last year the pregnant female of the East Fork group was shot by an “trophy” hunter at a bear baiting station. The loss of that one pregnant female wolf led to the disintegration of the entire East Fork group, from 15 wolves down to just two prior to the shooting of “1508 GM”.

    Now we are left with one lone survivor (now “missing”), who cannot tend properly to her pups.  Without another adult to hunt and feed the nursing mother, the pups will likely starve to death. Chances are highly probable that these pups have not survived as the den, recently, has been observed unoccupied.

    This horrific sequence of events likely spell the extinction of the world-renowned East Fork family group, all because Alaska failed not once, but twice, to do the judicious and intelligent thing, and close the area.

    Enough is enough. Protect Denali’s wolves with a no hunting/trapping buffer zone.

    Thankyou for your time and consideration of this extremely time sensitive matter,

    Your name here

    Please also send a copy of the above emails to Governor Walker here.

    Sign the petition from Marybeth Holleman – Coauthor of Among Wolves: bit.ly/28SQSsq

    Please sign the petition from Denali Citizens Council: bit.ly/1QzbPIV

    And the petition from @nywolforg: http://goo.gl/MD1pdq

     

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    Stand Against The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 2406)

    H.R. 2406 (The SHARE Act) is related to the Sportsmen’s Act (S.405, S.659, S.556) in the Senate, but contains several different provisions. 

    PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE:
    WE THE PEOPLE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: VETO H.R. 2406

    bit.ly/VetoTheShareAct (signature must be verified by email)

    Bill Description (scroll down for tweets as well as a simple cut and paste email to send to your Senators and President Obama):

    This omnibus bill combines many bad bills related to environmental resources into one. There are several problematic portions with dire implications for wildlife and the ecosystems they need to thrive. This is Congress at its worst: pandering to special interests and sacrificing smart conservation policy for political cache (adding insult to injury, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that enacting this foul piece of legislation would cost $24 million over the 2016-2020 period and $1 million after 2020, assuming appropriation of the authorized and necessary amounts).

    One portion of H.R. 2406 would make it impossible for the Department of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture to consider the effects of any “chemical substance” in pistol, revolver, firearm, shell, cartridge, or sport fishing equipment, as outlined in the Toxic Substances Control Act. This bill would prevent federal agencies, and the scientists that work for them, from carrying out their duty to evaluate and protect the public and the environment from toxic substances. This is particularly relevant to our fight to eliminate lead from hunting equipment, because of its deadly effects on wildlife that ingest it. Federal agencies must retain the ability to make decisions based solely on the best available science, not guided by an uncalled for and unscientific bill.

    Another section would allow the importation of 41 polar bear sport trophies from Canada. Between the proposal to list polar bears as threatened in 2006 and the final threatened listing in 2008, 41 hunters killed polar bears – despite repeated warnings from hunting organizations and government agencies that trophy imports would likely not be allowed as of the listing date. If Congress passes this new waiver on sport trophies and allows these hunters to import their kills, it would be rewarding their risky and ecologically unsound behavior. It would also set a precedent for Congressional leniency on the import of animals being considered for threatened or endangered listing, which could accelerate the pace of killing for any species proposed for listing in the future.

    One of the most devastating provisions contains several alarming rollbacks of long-standing federal environmental and public land laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Wilderness Act, and the National Forest Management Act. In the process, it reduces or eliminates important protections for America’s public lands that have been in place for decades. For example, the bill would including trapping under the definition of hunting, conflating two entirely different activities and thereby opening hundreds of millions of public lands to cruel trapping. In addition, the bill would force land managers to prioritize hunting and trapping above other outdoor activities, effectively excluding a large proportion of the American public from enjoying national spaces that belong to all of us. This and other changes in H.R. 2406 are in direct conflict with the stated purpose of the Wilderness Act, which is to establish areas “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

    The African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act, rolled into H.R. 2406, would halt efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to crack down on the illegal ivory trade, particularly by undoing the restrictions on U.S. ivory imports and exports. African elephants are facing the greatest poaching crisis since the 1980s: more than 100,000 were killed from 2010 to 2012 – an average of one every 15 minutes. The appalling scale of poaching is intertwined with violent militias, organized crime, and government corruption in Africa. A crucial element of halting this ongoing slaughter is addressing the demand for ivory within our own borders. The regulations proposed by the FWS prohibit most imports and exports, and limit other commercial actions to ivory that was lawfully imported prior to 1990 (the date that elephants’ endangered status was elevated by the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species). Prohibiting FWS from implementing these vital regulations would be an enormous step backward in the U.S.’s response to the wildlife trafficking crisis.

    Other provisions in this huge bill would prevent the public from having a say in National Wildlife Refuge decisions, and waive important environmental reviews for this system as well. Such blind dedication to implementing recreational killing is detrimental to both conservation efforts and the public interest. As of Friday, February 26th, two additional, extremely troubling, amendments were voted on favorably and included in the SHARE Act. One, from Representative Don Young, which would roll back new federal rules on hunting predators on Alaska’s national preserves, and a similar proposed rule for refuges (National Park Service). The federal government wants the new rules to protect wolf and bear populations, while the state wants to control predator numbers to allow for more moose and caribou. The other added amendment would strip wolves of their federal protections in four states under the Endangered Species Act, subverting the judicial process and subjecting hundreds of wolves to hostile state practices such as baiting, hound hunting, and painful steel-jawed leghold traps. This amendment was offered by  Congressman Reid Ribble.

    As this bill has passed the house with a final vote of 242 ayes to 161 nays the following tweets will be directed to the upper branch of Congress. For those of you who are new to my tweetstorms, all tweets are “click to tweet” just tap “Tweet4Wolves”. For ease of tweeting please open this blog on your browser and close your twitter window. In advance, thankyou for your time and support~In the shadow of the wolf.

    Tell #Congress Don’t Gun Down Protections 4#Wolves: ow.ly/YDeNO    pic.twitter.com/UDmChL23Bn  Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS Please Veto H.R.2406 #SHAREAct #Lead poisoned Bald #Eagle that did not survive-Raptor EducationGroup. pic.twitter.com/yMbeFuL3SQ   Tweet4Wolves

    Veto H.R.2406 #SHAREAct please sign: wh.gov/iG1Cv #Wolves

    pic.twitter.com/sjUKKFyhLh  Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems #Elephants #Wolves #PolarBears #Wildlife #EnvironmentalToxins
    #SHAREAct
    There’s nothing sporting about … fb.me/7Eywks2VQ  Tweet4Wolves

    #Wolves #Wildlife
    #HR2406 #SHAREAct has passed the House with a vote of 242 ayes to 161 nays. Please contact…fb.me/2p41nwxoQ  Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems Please vote NO #SHAREAct #HR2406 #wolves have fought their way back from near-extinction… fb.me/7KYenUdiU  Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS Please VETO #SHAREAct #HR2406 #wolves have fought their way back from near-extinction… fb.me/7KYenUdiU Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS Please #VetoExtinction #SHARE Act #HR2406 #Elephants  pic.twitter.com/Sinj0mqmwF   Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane “predator control” on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems #StandForWolves and wildlife in #Alaska Vote NO #SHAREAct #HR2406 pic.twitter.com/0F8ultP5rh  Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct If #Congress caves in 2 the trophy-hunting lobby & passes this scam of a bill, we call upon @POTUS to give it a clean kill shot. Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems The #SHAREAct would open millions of acres to #Trapping Vote down #HR2406  pic.twitter.com/7KVUg3cj1N   Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS The #SHAREAct would open millions of acres to #Trapping Please VETO #HR2406  pic.twitter.com/7KVUg3cj1N   Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct @BarackObama #VetoExtinction Use your pen as your sword and cut this bill down! Veto #HR2406 pic.twitter.com/o0OU8u1XOk    Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS This amendment has been added to #HR2406 VETO the #SHAREAct #Wolves #Alaska  fb.me/7Cu2DJfz3  Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems This amendment has been added to #HR2406 VETO the #SHAREAct #Wolves #Alaska Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS @SenateDems Please set this bill aside! #HR2406 #SHAREAct #EnvironmentalToxins #LeadPoisoning #Eagles bit.ly/1TLypie   Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems #HR2406 is an abomination! Vote NO to the #SHAREAct #animalcruelty #Trapping pic.twitter.com/SZF3Vr8TgK  Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS @SenateDems Please oppose any legislation that seeks to delist #wolves #SHAREAct #HR2406 & #S659 bit.ly/1Qhellk Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct strips #wolves of their federal protections in 4 states under the #ESA among other harmful provisions @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/9tgIKPQ76A Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves 2 hostile state practices! @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/9tgIKPQ76A Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the environment. @POTUS @SenateDems #Eagles bit.ly/1TLypie Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems Vote NO to the #SHAREAct #HR2406 This is what happens when #wolves R #delisted: bit.ly/1RCTWJQ

    pic.twitter.com/R9gHwS09Qh Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS VETO the #SHAREAct #HR2406 Delisting #wolves = extirpation: bit.ly/1RCTWJQ

    pic.twitter.com/R9gHwS09Qh Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct #HR2406 blocks carefully considered rulemaking to protect animals on national wildlife refuges! @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct is grab bag of appalling items that the trophy hunting lobby cannot secure in free standing bills. @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct delists #wolves When delisted in 2012, 20% of the Wisconsin #wolf pop was wiped out in 3 hunting seasons! @POTUS @SenateDems  Tweet4Wolves

    Oppose the #SHAREAct When #Wisconsin #wolves were delisted 17 *entire* family units were wiped out! @SenateDems  pic.twitter.com/IpPtaZx5Xn   Tweet4Wolves

    VETO the #SHAREAct When #Wisconsin #wolves were delisted 17 *entire* family units were wiped out! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/IpPtaZx5Xn   Tweet4Wolves

    NO to #SHAREAct Clearly, federal oversight is necessary 2 provide adequate protections 4 #wolves as required by ESA. @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct would help 41 wealthy #polarbear trophy hunters import the heads of rare polar bears they shot in Canada. @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    Disgraceful! The #SHAREAct encourages trophy hunters to kill rare species worldwide via import allowances! @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct encourages the kill of #EndangeredSpecies because a congressional waiver will allow importation! @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct is an atrocious bill which the Senate should take no further action on. @POTUS @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/IpPtaZx5Xn  Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct Fed. court put a stop 2 reckless #wolf slaughter. Politicians shouldn’t undercut judicial review of delisting actions! @POTUS Tweet4Wolves  @SenateDems: Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct is an ugly grab-bag of giveaways 2 special interest groups & is disgraceful! @POTUS @SenateDems  pic.twitter.com/9tgIKPQ76A   Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves  @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The abhorrent #SHAREAct #HR2406 would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the environment @POTUS Please #VETO this bill! Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS #HR2406 #SHAREAct threatens the interests of wildlife, conservation and public lands. Please #veto this bill. Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct will subject hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices such as baiting @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    The #SHAREAct will subject hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices such as hound hunting @POTUS @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/9tgIKPQ76A   Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct will subject #wildlife & #wolves 2 hostile practices such painful steel-jawed leghold traps. @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/SZF3Vr8TgK  Tweet4Wolves @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct would declare millions of acres of public lands automatically open 2 hunting & trapping @SenateDems  pic.twitter.com/7KVUg3cj1N  Tweet4Wolves

    VETO #SHAREAct would declare millions of acres public lands automatically open 2 hunting & trapping @POTUS  pic.twitter.com/7KVUg3cj1N Tweet4Wolves

    VETO the #SHAREAct and #S659 Senate version @POTUS see the link between hunting & #ChildAbuse: exm.nr/1StD5sj @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane predator control on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @SenFeinstein Tweet4Wolves

    @SenatorBoxer Tweet4Wolves

    @SenBennetCO Tweet4Wolves

    @SenBlumenthal Tweet4Wolves

    @ChrisMurphyCT Tweet4Wolves

    @SenatorCarper Tweet4Wolves

    @ChrisCoons Tweet4Wolves

    @SenBillNelson Tweet4Wolves

    @SenBrianSchatz Tweet4Wolves

    @maziehirono Tweet4Wolves

    @SenatorDurbin Tweet4Wolves

    @SenDonnelly Tweet4Wolves

    @SenAngusKing Tweet4Wolves

    @SenatorBarb Tweet4Wolves

    @SenatorCardin Tweet4Wolves

    @SenWarren Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct strips #wolves of federal protections in 4 states under the #ESA @SenMarkey @stabenow @Peters4Michigan @jontester  Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct strips #wolves of federal protection under #ESA in 4 states @amyklobuchar @alfranken @clairecmc @jontester @CoryBooker   Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct strips #wolves of federal protection under #ESA in 4 states @SenatorBaldwin @Sen_JoeManchin @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct strips #wolves of federal protection under #ESA in 4 states @MarkWarner @timkaine @SenatorLeahy @SenSanders Tweet4Wolves

     Vote NO #SHAREAct subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices!
    @SenBobCasey @SenToomey Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices!
    @RonWyden @SenJeffMerkley  Tweet4Wolves

    Vote NO #SHAREAct subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices! @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane predator control on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @SenatorMenendez Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane predator control on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves

    Oppose the #SHAREAct which would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the #environment @SenateDems VETO #HR2406 @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct would help 41 wealthy #polarbear trophy hunters import the heads of rare polar bears they shot in Canada VETO #HR2406 @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems More than 60 conservation organizations signed an open letter opposing the Sportsmen’s Act. VETO #HR2406 #S659 @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems #SHAREAct Threatens #Wolves, #Elephants, #PolarBears, #Birds, People and pets! VETO #HR2406 @POTUS pic.twitter.com/o0OU8u1XOk  Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS #Alaska voters oppose cruel methods of killing wildlife:  bit.ly/StopTheCrueltyAlaska VETO #SHAREAct @SenateDems @lisamurkowski Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct “If this misguided legislation is enacted #elephants are likely to go #extinct in our lifetime” on.fb.me/1LFdDPY @POTUS  Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct “If this misguided legislation is enacted #elephants are likely 2 go #extinct in our lifetime” on.fb.me/1LFdDPY @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    VETO the #SHAREAct There’s nothing sporting about #wolf slaughter, #elephant poaching or #LeadPoisoning pic.twitter.com/Sinj0mqmwF @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    #SHAREAct creates dangerous loophole allowing trophy-hunted polar #bears 2 be imported. @POTUS @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/XrtZ8vq0N1 Tweet4Wolves

    VETO #SHAREAct Two-thirds of PolarBears are expected to be wiped out by 2050 due to #ClimateChange @POTUS pic.twitter.com/3xsvdGCPXC  Tweet4Wolves

    NO #SHAREAct Two-thirds of PolarBears are expected to be wiped out by 2050 due to #ClimateChange @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/3xsvdGCPXC  Tweet4Wolves

    .@POTUS #Alaska voters oppose cruel methods of killing wildlife: bit.ly/StopTheCrueltyAlaska VETO #SHAREAct pic.twitter.com/0F8ultP5rh  Tweet4Wolves

    .@SenateDems #Alaska voters oppose cruel methods of killing wildlife: bit.ly/StopTheCrueltyAlaska NO #SHAREAct @repdonyoung  Tweet4Wolves

    *Legislative action may be occurring on S.659 in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill. Please find a list of tweets against this legislation here, where you will also find a list of all U.S. Senators twitter handles, should you care to send a personalized tweet.

    Please send a simple cut and paste email to your Senators. Find their email address here. If you prefer you can send an email via democracy.io, here.

    Email President Obama here.

    Feel free to personalize and use this sample email:

    H.R. 2406 SHARE Act

    Please oppose H.R. 2406 SHARE Act. The SHARE ACT (Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, the House version of the Senate’s Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act) is comprised of numerous, irresponsible, pro-hunting and anti-environment regulations, and represents a clear assault on wildlife with  (as of Friday, February 26th) two additional, extremely troubling, amendments. One, from Representative Don Young, which would roll back new federal rules on hunting predators on Alaska’s national preserves, and a similar proposed rule for refuges (National Park Service). This amendment would override a proposed rule from FWS which “clarifies how existing mandates for the conservation of natural and biological diversity, biological integrity, and environmental health on refuges in Alaska relate to predator control; prohibits several particularly effective methods and means for take of predators”. This would formally establish a goal of biodiversity as the guiding principle of federal management of wildlife refuges (The Fish and Wildlife Service says the rule makes clear it would have no impact on subsistence hunters). The amendment, would allow Alaska to continue intensive predator management to allow for more moose and caribou turning our wildlife preserves into game farms.
    The other added amendment would strip wolves of their federal protections in four states under the Endangered Species Act, subverting the judicial process and subjecting hundreds of wolves to hostile state practices such as baiting, hound hunting, and painful steel-jawed leghold traps. This amendment was offered by Congressman Reid Ribble.

    This omnibus bill combines many bad bills related to environmental resources into one, and contains numerous problematic portions with dire implications for wildlife and the ecosystems they need in order to thrive. This bill panders to special interests and sacrifices smart conservation policy for political cache. H.R. 2406 would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Agriculture from regulating lead (a potent and dangerous neurotoxin) in fishing tackle and ammunition (An estimated 10-20 million animals die from lead poisoning each year in the United States after ingesting lead shot, bullet fragments, and sport fishing waste). *It would define trapping (outlawed in nearly 90 countries as barbaric, cruel, and inhumane) as a form of hunting which would open up more federal lands to the setting of steel-jaw leghold traps and other body-gripping traps that pose grave risks to public safety, wildlife, endangered species and pets. *This bill would declare that millions of acres of public lands are automatically open to hunting and trapping without any scrutiny. Public land managers seeking to disallow these activities in order to protect wildlife, habitat, and the public would face enormous bureaucratic hurdles. *The SHARE Act would compel the National Park Service to allow private hunters to shoot bison in the Grand Canyon National Park as part of its management plan. These are just several of the horrific provisions of this bill, which would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists to protect endangered species and other wildlife. Other provisions in this huge bill would prevent the public from having a say in National Wildlife Refuge decisions, and waive important environmental reviews for this system as well. Such blind dedication to implementing recreational killing is detrimental to both conservation efforts and goes against the wishes of the majority of Americans, and their desire to protect the wilderness and wildlife. This is a disgraceful bill which I ask that you set aside permanently.

    Thankyou for your time and consideration of this extremely important matter,

    Your name

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    Thankyou for being a voice for the voiceless. Please feel free to send off these tweets as often as you like until these horrible proposals are dismissed.

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    Oppose The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Tweetstorm

    Due to a pathetically small amount of people attending this event, I did not prepare an extensive tweet sheet. With 100 senators to message (a minimum of 10 tweets to each) this would have been a very time consuming and arduous process, not to mention, quite possibly, the longest tweetstorm in history. It is a bit discouraging to see that well under 100 of the 4,700 friends of the page  are willing to make this effort; therefore I offer you this bit of a tweet drizzle (for those of you who are new to my tweetstorms, all tweets are “click to tweet” just tap “Tweet4Wolves”). For ease of tweeting please open this blog on your browser and close your twitter window.

    1. #S659 If Congress caves in 2 the trophy-hunting lobby & passes this scam of a bill, we call upon @POTUS to give it a clean kill shot. Tweet4Wolves

    2. #S659 @BarackObama #VetoExtinction Use your pen as your sword and cut this bill down! Veto The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act. Tweet4Wolves

    3. #S659 blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane “predator control” on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    4. #S659 blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane “predator control” on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    5. #S659 strips #wolves of their federal protections in 4 states under the #ESA among other harmful provisions @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    6. #S659 subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices! @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    7. The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act #S659 would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the environment. @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    8. #S659 blocks carefully considered rulemaking to protect animals on national wildlife refuges! @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    9. #S659 A grab bag of appalling items that the trophy hunting lobby cannot secure in free standing bills. @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    10. #S659 would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    11. #S659 would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    12. #S659 delists #wolves When delisted in 2012, 20% of the Wisconsin #wolf pop was wiped out in 3 hunting seasons! @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    13. Oppose #S659 When #Wisconsin #wolves were delisted 17 *entire* family units were wiped out. @POTUS @SenateDems@HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    14. #S659 Clearly, federal oversight is necessary 2 provide adequate protections 4 #wolves as required by ESA. @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    15. #S659 would help 41 wealthy #polarbear trophy hunters import the heads of rare polar bears they shot in Canada. @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    16. Disgraceful! #S659 encourages trophy hunters to kill rare species worldwide via import allowances! @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    17. #S659 encourages the kill of #EndangeredSpecies because a congressional waiver will allow importation! @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    18. #S659 -The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act is an atrocious bill which the Senate should take no further action on. @POTUS @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    19. #S659 Federal courts put a stop 2 the reckless #wolf slaughter. Politicians shouldn’t undercut judicial review of delisting actions! @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    20. #S659 Federal courts put a stop 2reckless #wolf slaughter. Politicians shouldn’t undercut judicial review of delisting actions! @SenateDems Tweet4Wolves

    21. #S659 is an ugly grab-bag of giveaways to a special interest groups and is disgraceful! @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    22. #S659 Any lawmaker who claims he’s for sportsmen by supporting this bill is guilty of grandstanding. @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    23. #S659 would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists @POTUS Tweet4Wolves

    24. #S659 would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    25. I oppose #S659 A grab bag of appalling items that the trophy hunting lobby cannot secure in free standing bills. @Senate_GOPS @HouseGOP Tweet4Wolves

    26. Shameful #S659 would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws @Senate_GOPS Tweet4Wolves

    27. Shameful! #S659 would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws @HouseGOP Tweet4Wolves

    28. The abhorrent Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act #S659 would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the environment @Senate_GOPS @HouseGOP Tweet4Wolves

    29. .@POTUS #S659 (Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act) threatens the interests of wildlife, conservation and public lands. Please veto this bill. Tweet4Wolves

    30. #S659 will subject hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices such as baiting @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    31. #S659 will subject hundreds of wolves to hostile state practices such as hound hunting @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    32. #S659 will subject hundreds of wolves to hostile state practices such painful steel-jawed leghold traps. @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    33. #S659 The Sportsmen’s Act ~ the link between hunting & child abuse: exm.nr/1StD5sj @POTUS @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats Tweet4Wolves

    34. #S659 The Sportsmen’s Act would undermine the #ESA #Wolves Please oppose this bill here: http://wp.me/p6o9qd-hR Tweet4Wolves

    35. .@POTUS Please oppose any legislation that undermines the #ESA or delists #wolves #S659 #S2012

    Tweet4Wolves

    36. .@SenateDems Please oppose any legislation that undermines the ESA & seeks to delist #wolves #S659 #S2012 pic.twitter.com/DHJKmKs2Bb  Tweet4Wolves

    37. .@SenateDems I oppose #S659 comprised of irresponsible, pro-hunting & anti-environment regulations pic.twitter.com/svoaoUkikn  Tweet4Wolves

    38. .@HouseDemocrats Please oppose any legislation that undermines the ESA & seeks to delist #wolves #S659 #S2012 pic.twitter.com/DHJKmKs2Bb  Tweet4Wolves

    39. Please sign the petitions. Tell your Senators NO to #S659 and #S2012
    #StandForWolves and the environment! bit.ly/1SbA5SY Tweet4Wolves

    40. .@HouseDemocrats I oppose #S659 comprised of irresponsible, pro-hunting & anti-environment regulations pic.twitter.com/svoaoUkikn  Tweet4Wolves

    41. SIGN: PROTECT ENDANGERED #WOLVES FROM ANTI-WOLF LEGISLATION: bit.ly/1TokaAa
    (U.S. residents) pic.twitter.com/i2bI0fjcZx  Tweet4Wolves

    42. I oppose #S2012 with an amendment to delist #wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan & Wyoming @SenateDems pic.twitter.com/5uC8LiKy1e  Tweet4Wolves

    43. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenShelby @SenatorSessions @lisamurkowski @DanSullivan2014 Tweet4Wolves

    44. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenJohnMcCain @JeffFlake @JohnBoozman @TomCottonAR Tweet4Wolves

    45. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenFeinstein @SenatorBoxer @SenBennetCO @CoryGardner Tweet4Wolves

    46. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenBlumenthal @ChrisMurphyCT @SenatorCarper @ChrisCoons Tweet4Wolves

    47. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenBillNelson @marcorubio @SenatorIsakson @Perduesenate Tweet4Wolves

    48. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenBrianSchatz @maziehirono @MikeCrapo @SenatorRisch Tweet4Wolves

    49. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorDurbin @SenatorKirk @SenDanCoats @SenDonnelly Tweet4Wolves

    50. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @SenPatRoberts @JerryMoran Tweet4Wolves

    51. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @McConnellPress @RandPaul @DavidVitter @BillCassidy Tweet4Wolves

    52. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorCollins @SenAngusKing @SenatorBarb @SenatorCardin Tweet4Wolves

    53. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenWarren @SenMarkey @stabenow @Peters4Michigan Tweet4Wolves

    54. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @amyklobuchar @alfranken @SenThadCochran @SenatorWicker Tweet4Wolves

    55. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @clairecmc @RoyBlunt @jontester @SteveDaines Tweet4Wolves

    56. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorFischer @BenSasse @SenatorReid @SenDeanHeller Tweet4Wolves

    57. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorShaheen @KellyAyotte @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker Tweet4Wolves

    58. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorTomUdall @MartinHeinrich @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand Tweet4Wolves

    59. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves. @SenatorBurr @ThomTillis @SenJohnHoeven @SenatorHeitkamp Tweet4Wolves

    60. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenSherrodBrown @robportman @jiminhofe @jameslankford Tweet4Wolves

    61. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @RonWyden @SenJeffMerkley @SenBobCasey @SenToomey Tweet4Wolves

    62. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenJackReed @SenWhitehouse @GrahamBlog  @SenatorTimScott  Tweet4Wolves

    63. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenJohnThune @SenatorRounds @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker Tweet4Wolves

    64. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @JohnCornyn @tedcruz @OrrinHatch @SenMikeLee Tweet4Wolves

    65. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenatorLeahy @SenSanders @MarkWarner @timkaine Tweet4Wolves

    66. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito Tweet4Wolves

    67. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenRonJohnson @SenatorBaldwin pic.twitter.com/svoaoUkikn  Tweet4Wolves

    68. I oppose #S659 & #S2012 which propose to legislatively delist #wolves @SenatorEnzi @SenJohnBarrasso pic.twitter.com/svoaoUkikn  Tweet4Wolves

    Below you will find the exact same automated tweets, none of which have handles, followed by a list of all U.S. Senators twitter handles. Simply cut and paste your Senators handles and attach to tweet. May I suggest posting a comment to your Senator’s facebook page as well. Feel free to use the images (which can be found at the end of this blog) with your tweets, where space allows (images use 23 of the 140 characters allowed).

    My apologies to the devoted true activists that have given up much of their time and energy and helped with the causes which I have shared. A heartfelt thanks to these special few.

     

    1. #S659 blocks @USFWS from making decisions about cruel/inhumane predator control on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. Add handle and tweet  (22 characters remaining)

    2. #S659 strips #wolves of their federal protections in 4 states under the #ESA among other harmful provisions. Add handle and tweet (32 characters remaining)

    3. #S659 subverts the judicial process & subjects hundreds of #wolves to hostile state practices! Add handle and tweet (46 characters remaining)

    4. Oppose #S659 which would deny proper oversight of toxic #lead in the #environment. Add handle and tweet (58 characters remaining)

    5. #S659 blocks carefully considered rulemaking to protect animals on national wildlife refuges! Add handle and tweet (47 characters remaining)

    6. #S659 is a grab bag of appalling items that the trophy hunting lobby cannot secure in free standing bills. Add handle and tweet (34 characters remaining)

    7. #S659 would both subvert judicial processes & undermine the ESA, one of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws. Add handle and tweet (28 characters remaining)

    8. #S659 delists #wolves When delisted in 2012, 20% of the Wisconsin #wolf pop was wiped out in 3 hunting seasons! Add handle and tweet (29 characters remaining)

    9. #S659 delists #wolves When #Wisconsin #wolves were delisted 17 *entire* family units were wiped out. Add handle and tweet (40 characters remaining)

    10. #S659 Clearly, federal oversight is necessary 2 provide adequate protections 4 #wolves as required by ESA Add handle and tweet (35 characters remaining)

    11. #S659 would help 41 wealthy #polarbear trophy hunters import the heads of rare polar bears they shot in Canada Add handle and tweet (29 characters remaining)

    12. #S659 encourages trophy hunters to kill rare species worldwide via import allowances! Add handle and tweet (55 characters remaining) 

    13. #S659 encourages the kill of #EndangeredSpecies because a congressional waiver will allow importation! Add handle and tweet (38 characters remaining)

    14. #S659 -The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act is an atrocious bill which the Senate should take no further action on. Add handle and tweet (32 characters remaining)

    15. #S659 The courts put a stop 2reckless wolf slaughter Politicians shouldn’t undercut judicial review of delisting actions! Add handle and tweet (19 characters remaining)

    16. #S659 is an ugly grab-bag of giveaways to a special interest groups and is disgraceful! Add handle and tweet (53 characters remaining)

    17. #S659 Any lawmaker who claims he’s for sportsmen by supporting this bill is guilty of grandstanding. Add handle and tweet (41 characters remaining)

    18. #S659 would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists Add handle and tweet (30 characters remaining)

    19. I oppose #S2012 which shamefully attempts to delist #wolves in 4 states pic.twitter.com/svoaoUkikn  Add handles and tweet (44 characters remaining)

    Senate Twitter handles:

    Alabama:
    @SenShelby @SenatorSessions
    Alaska:
    @lisamurkowski @DanSullivan2014
    Arizona:
    @SenJohnMcCain @JeffFlake
    Arkansas:
    @JohnBoozman @TomCottonAR
    California:
    @SenFeinstein @SenatorBoxer
    Colorado:
    @SenBennetCO @CoryGardner
    Connecticut:
    @SenBlumenthal @ChrisMurphyCT
    Delaware:
    @SenatorCarper @ChrisCoons
    Florida:
    @SenBillNelson @marcorubio
    Georgia:
    @SenatorIsakson @Perduesenate
    Hawaii:
    @SenBrianSchatz @maziehirono
    Idaho:
    @MikeCrapo @SenatorRisch
    Illinois:
    @SenatorDurbin @SenatorKirk
    Indiana:
    @SenDanCoats  @SenDonnelly
    Iowa:
    @ChuckGrassley @joniernst
    Kansas:
    @SenPatRoberts @JerryMoran
    Kentucky:
    @McConnellPress  @RandPaul
    Louisiana:
    @DavidVitter @BillCassidy
    Maine:
    @SenatorCollins @SenAngusKing
    Maryland:
    @SenatorBarb @SenatorCardin
    Massachusetts:
    @SenWarren @SenMarkey
    Michigan:
    @stabenow @Peters4Michigan
    Minnesota:
    @amyklobuchar @alfranken
    Mississippi:
    @SenThadCochran @SenatorWicker
    Missouri:
    @clairecmc @RoyBlunt
    Montana:
    @jontester @SteveDaines
    Nebraska:
    @SenatorFischer @BenSasse
    Nevada:
    @SenatorReid @SenDeanHeller
    New Hampshire:
    @SenatorShaheen @KellyAyotte
    New Jersey:
    @SenatorMenendez @CoryBooker
    New Mexico:
    @SenatorTomUdall @MartinHeinrich
    New York:
    @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand
    North Carolina:
    @SenatorBurr @ThomTillis
    North Dakota:
    @SenJohnHoeven @SenatorHeitkamp
    Ohio:
    @SenSherrodBrown @robportman
    Oklahoma:
    @jiminhofe @jameslankford
    Oregon:
    @RonWyden @SenJeffMerkley
    Pennsylvania:
    @SenBobCasey @SenToomey
    Rhode Island:
    @SenToomey @SenWhitehouse
    South Carolina:
    @GrahamBlog  @SenatorTimScott
    South Dakota:
    @SenJohnThune @SenatorRounds
    Tennessee:
    @SenAlexander @SenBobCorker
    Texas:
    @JohnCornyn @tedcruz
    Utah:
    @OrrinHatch @SenMikeLee
    Vermont:
    @SenatorLeahy @SenSanders
    Virginia:
    @MarkWarner @timkaine
    Washington:
    @PattyMurray @SenatorCantwell
    West Virginia:
    @Sen_JoeManchin @SenCapito
    Wisconsin:
    @SenRonJohnson @SenatorBaldwin
    Wyoming:
    @SenatorEnzi @SenJohnBarrasso

    Thankyou for your efforts on behalf of the wolves, wildlife, and their home. Please feel free to send off these tweets as often as you like until these horrible proposals are dismissed.

     Copyright © 2015 [COPYRIGHT Intheshadowofthewolf, name and webpage]. All Rights Reserved.

    No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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    Hey, Congress~Leave Those Wolves Alone

    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) won passage of an amendment which would strip federal protection for endangered gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes states onto the so-called Sportsmen’s Act in Congress (.S. 659).

    Barrassos’ amendment  mirrors a bill he recently introduced with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and would subvert two federal court rulings, legislatively removing wolves from the federal list of endangered species for purely political reasons. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) also secured an amendment to block a proposed new rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which would limit predator control in national wildlife refuges. This proposed rule, which I encourage you to support here, would stop the worst predator control and killing practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, such as brown bear baiting, and aerial gunning of wolves.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stripped federal protections from gray wolves in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2011 and in Wyoming in 2012, marking the beginning of nothing less of a bloodbath. For example, last summer the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced its annual wolf population survey numbers which revealed that almost 100 wolf packs (25 percent) were eliminated from 2014 to early 2015. Minnesota’s wolf population is now down to nearly 1988 levels. Another example of poor governance was seen when in 2011 a policy rider (the first time legislation has ever removed ESA protections for a species) on a key appropriations bill, stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Montana and Idaho. In the three years that followed, more than 1,956 wolves had been killed in just these the two states. Should this shameful “Sportsmen’s Act” pass into law, Barrasso’s amendment would circumvent the usual delisting process, effectively remove federal protection from gray wolves, and ensure that this decision could not be challenged in federal court.

    Politicians should not be injecting themselves (with stand alone bills, amendments or riders on must pass legislation) into what should be science based decisions. 

    Political greed should never prevail over sound science. Please contact your congressional members and be a voice for the voiceless, be a voice for the gray wolf.
    Tell Congress that you #StandForWolves and oppose any legislation that would remove protections for wolves. Tap the links to each bill (below) to oppose via Popvox, or, if you rather, oppose them via democracy.io, here. Please note: If you have already opposed these bills, please voice your opposition again via democracy.io which allows you to comment on legislation more than once. At the end of this blog post you will find my comments in opposition to these bills. Feel free to utilize my information in your comment, and please join our facebook event and tweetstorm.

    S. 659 BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN’S ACT OF 2015 *

    H.R. 884 REISSUING FINAL RULES REGARDING GRAY WOLVES IN THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES

    H.R. 843 THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES WOLF MANAGEMENT ACT

    H.R. 1985 THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST GRAY WOLF MANAGEMENT ACT

    S. 2281 A BILL 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  (Senate version of H.R. 884)

    Senator Johnson has also added a wolf delisting amendment to this bill as well. Please oppose and find newly added comment against this legislation at end:

    S. 2012 ENERGY POLICY MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2015

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    *Related Bills (Legislative action may be occurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill).

    S. 405  Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

    H.R. 2406  SHARE Act (house version of the Senate Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act)

    Please sign and share the following petitions:

    This petition must be signed by February 9th: TELL CONGRESS: KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR WOLVES

    Help shut down Congress’ sneak attack on wolves via NRDC: Sign this

    Protect Wolves from Congressional Attacks via Endangered Species Coalition: bit.ly/1hUjF1e Sign this

    Protect the ESA From Political Attacks via Earthjustice: bit.ly/1fKGOSn Sign this

    Related content:

    Wolves thrown under bus by Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act amendment approval

    Opposition to bills:

    Opposition to S. 659:

    I oppose S. 659, The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, which is comprised of numerous, irresponsible, pro-hunting and anti-environment regulations, and represents a clear assault on wildlife. This omnibus bill combines many bad bills related to environmental resources into one. There are several problematic portions with dire implications for wildlife and the ecosystems they need in order to thrive. This bill panders to special interests and sacrifices smart conservation policy for political cache with damaging anti-wildlife “poison pill” amendments including a provision which would strip Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region and a provision prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from blocking anti-predator measures proposed by the State of Alaska for bears, wolves and other carnivores on national wildlife refuges in that state.
    S. 659 would permanently exempt lead fishing tackle from any regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Lead is an extremely toxic substance that is dangerous to people and wildlife at any level. Lead (a potent and dangerous neurotoxin) found in fishing tackle as well as ammunition is the cause for an estimated 10-20 million animal deaths each year in the United States after ingesting lead shot, bullet fragments, and sport fishing waste. Another abhorrent provision of the bill would allow for approximately 40 polar bear trophies to be imported into the United States. When polar bears were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2008, all import of polar bear hunting trophies was prohibited. Despite having 16 months of notice of the impending prohibition, a number of hunters went forward with hunts anyway. The hunters were given repeated warnings that trophy imports would likely not be allowed into the United States as of the date the species was formally designated as “threatened.” If this legislation is enacted, it will accelerate the pace of killing of any species proposed for listing in the future.
    These are just several of the horrific provisions of this bill, which would destroy years of work done by animal protection advocates, environmentalists, and conservationists to protect endangered species and other wildlife.  Such blind dedication to implementing recreational killing is detrimental to both conservation efforts and goes against the wishes of the majority of Americans, and their desire to protect the wilderness and wildlife. This is yet another disgraceful bill which I oppose.

    Opposition to S 2281:

    I oppose S. 2281. The future of the American gray wolf may become very grim as the war against the wolf continues with Congress’ aggressive, officious interference in wolf conservation with proposed legislation that undermines the Endangered Species Act. Politicians should not be injecting themselves into what should be a science-based decision. S.2281 and would reverse court orders, wiping out Endangered Species Act protection for approximately 4,000 wolves that live in four states (Wyoming and the western Great Lakes states). The energies of politicians would be better spent on pragmatic efforts that help people learn how to live with large carnivores. We must learn to respect, rebuild and conserve ecosystems not just by simple fixes, such as reintroducing species, but by finding ways to mitigate the conflicts that originally caused their loss. This bill serves as the Senate companion to the bipartisan House bill introduced by Reps. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) earlier this year and would “allow the Great Lakes states to continue the effective work they are doing in managing wolf populations without tying the hands of the Fish and Wildlife Service or undermining the Endangered Species Act”, yet the horrific slaughter of wolves directly after delisting in Wisconsin was an abomination. One would indeed call it “effective work” if the goal was to extirpate the wolves. In Wisconsin, the population of wolves was just 800 in 2011, yet in a matter of three years (since delisting), Wisconsin has lost at least 518 wolves to legalized hunting, hounding, trapping and annual unenforced quota overkills. The 518 wolves killed does not include wolves killed at the request of livestock operators for “depredation control” (170) or wolves killed on roadways every year (25). In addition, it is difficult for agency staff to estimate how many wolves are poached, which is estimated, conservatively at 100 a year. Considering annual wolf pup mortality at up to 75 percent, and the human take of wolves (in Wisconsin), this has been a disaster of catastrophic proportions. Hardly a wolf management plan integrating the “best available science”. This moral bankruptcy and ineptness is not a way to treat a species recently removed from the ESA. I vehemently oppose this and any other legislation that would remove protections for wolves.

    Opposition to HR 843 and HR 884:

    Politicians should not inject themselves into what should be a science-based decision. Please oppose anti-wolf Legislation HR 843 / HR 884 and oppose all efforts in this Congress to remove existing federal protections for wolves. The energies of politicians would be better spent on pragmatic efforts that help people learn how to live with large carnivores. In the long run, we will conserve ecosystems not just by simple fixes, such as reintroducing species, but by finding ways to mitigate the conflicts that originally caused their loss. Adversaries of wolf protective legislation continue their court battles against the wolves, but now those on the side of the wolves have an important weapon in their arsenal — the restoration of entire ecosystems (even if such benefits are not immediately obvious). The loss of major predators in forest ecosystems has allowed game animal populations to greatly increase, crippling the growth of young trees and reducing biodiversity. This also contributes to deforestation and results in less carbon sequestration, a potential concern with climate change. The Endangered Species Act requires science-based standards, not politics, for adding or removing protections from a particular species, but recently Congress has used must-pass bills to dodge this process. Any congressional initiative to remove Endangered Species Act protection from wolves (including via riders) must be denied. This species is endangered in most of the nation and needs continued protection to survive and recover. After three decades of federal protection, and painstaking efforts by federal biologists, gray wolves are just beginning to reestablish stable populations, with the obvious and overwhelming support of the majority of the American public. With the safety net of the Endangered Species Act, the wolf was able to return to portions of its native range in the Lower Forty-Eight. However, although wolves have recovered in some states, the North American population as a whole is nowhere near its historic range and thus merits continued federal protection. Judges have repeatedly overturned rules stripping wolves of their federal protection — with barely over 10 percent of suitable wolf habitat currently occupied and almost constant threats to their safety, these apex predators still desperately need the Act’s protection to survive. Wolves are essential.

    Opposition to HR 1985:

    I oppose H.R. 1985 The Pacific Northwest Gray Wolf Management Act. States are not “fully qualified to manage wolves responsibly”. Removing protections for wolves is not “long overdue.” Mismanagement of wolves in Representative Newhouses’ state is a prime example for maintaining protection for this species: *Washington state wildlife commission adopted rules violating the wolf plan regarding when wolves can be killed. *One entire pack of wolves, the Wedge Pack, was destroyed by the State of Washington in 2012 in response to allegations of depredation of livestock. This was in violation of Washington’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. The actions by the state did not prevent future depredations in the area. That decision-making process and aerial hunt was an absolute dreadful disgrace. *In 2013 an emergency rule went into effect allowing ranchers to kill wolves without a permit if they attack pets or livestock. This was also in violation of the wolf plan. *The state wildlife agency’s efforts to kill members of the Huckleberry pack for livestock losses was an abomination. The state failed to undertake sufficient nonlethal deterrence measures to prevent conflicts with livestock in this pack’s territory. *WDFW hired “sharpshooter” (hired to “remove” younger pack members) took out the breeding female of the Huckleberry Pack. Losing the alpha female harmed the survival of that wolf pack with pups just several months old. *Washington’s management plan sets a target of 15 known breeding pairs (with at least three located in each region of the state) as the point when the species can be considered recovered. Currently, the state has only five or six known breeding pairs. *At least three wolves were illegally killed by poachers in Washington in 2014. Therefore, one would say Washington state is far from “fully qualified to manage gray wolf populations responsibly”. Utah has no wolves beyond a few spotted over the years to remove protections from. The populations of wolves in Oregon is small and still in the early stages of recovery.

    Update January 30th: Oppose S 2012:

    (The anti wolf amendment was added to this bill January 28th)

    I oppose S.2012. This bill includes provisions that would undermine important environmental standards and long-standing and popular public protections. The bill fails to do enough to mitigate the threat of climate change and contains some provisions that weaken protections for our land, air, water and public health.  S. 2012 also contains an amendment which would delist wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming which I oppose. Once again, Politicians should not inject themselves into what should be science based decisions.

    Thankyou for your support, feel free to use the above comments for a message to your Congressional members.

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    Dragging Alaska’s Predator Management Policies Into The 21st Century

    Voice Your Opposition to Alaska’s Shameful Predator Control Program.

    UPDATE: The comment period has been extended 30 days. Please comment by April 7, 2016. Thankyou.

    Generally the federal government allows the State of Alaska (and other states) to manage hunting and fishing on federal lands. But sometimes the State refuses to follow federal mandates even though Federal management authority always takes preference over state management directives. The USFWS is mandated to “protect natural diversity and abundance”.

    Under Title VIII (Subsistence Management And Use) of the Alaska National Interests Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), Alaska Natives and other rural residents were granted hunting and fishing rights (when fish and game are not under outside threat) on National Preserves. The ANILCA did not, however, allow Alaska to manage its wildlife as it has been ~ which is not unlike a game farm, where wolves and bears are decimated to allow unchecked trophy hunting and commercial guiding, and led to the implementation of tighter restrictions by the National Park Service. Alaska is unique among the 50 states for allowing sport and subsistence hunting in the 17 million acres of national preserves added to the National Park System by the ANILCA.  While Congress recognized the “important value of  subsistence and (sadly, and in my opinion disgracefully) sport hunting”, it allowed both to take place only where consistent with the mandate to protect and conserve wildlife resources.

    State sport hunting regulations passed by the Alaska Board of Game apply on public lands, but only when those regulations do not conflict with federal mandates or National Park policies. The Board, however, has noticeably become increasingly aggressive in its efforts to implement predator control on federal public lands through liberalization of sport hunting and trapping regulations. For example in 1994, the Alaska Legislature passed the Intensive Management Statute with which the explicit goal was to maintain, restore, or increase the abundance of big game  populations for human consumptive  use.
    The following 2 maps illustrate the enormous expansion of state designated predator control areas (PCA) from 2001 to 2014. The maps also show that the boundaries of most national preserves had been encroached upon and many  had become virtually surrounded by  Predator Control Areas in just 14 years. Note the vast increase of “wolf control” areas (in yellow).

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    The Board has also practiced intensive  management by liberalizing sport hunting regulations, including:

    *increasing bag limits from five per season up to 20 per season or 10 per day (as high as 20 a day for wolves in some areas of the state), and liberalizing hunting  seasons for predators to increase their “harvest”.
    *eliminating the need for hunters to obtain or purchase hunting tags or permits for predators.
    *permitting  the incidental taking of predators.
    *authorizing same-day airborne hunting  and trapping, which allows hunters to take predators the same day they’ve  been flying.
    *allowing the use of bait to lure predators.
    *And, of course, the aerial gunning of wolves. Note that in 2011, the Board issued an emergency order to extend wolf hunting and trapping seasons in GMUs 9 and 10 to increase caribou numbers and as a way of getting around the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s prohibition on aerial wolf control programs on Unimak  Island. Furthermore, the board has  repeatedly refused to reduce the impact of its programs on national preserves.  For example, in the spring  of 2014, the  radio-collared Lost Creek wolf pack left the borders of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and was eliminated  through aerial shooting by state agents implementing one of the Board’s intensive management plans. The Park Service had been studying the Lost Creek pack for seven years as part of a roughly 20-year study of wolves in the Yukon Charley National Preserve; The State  predator control efforts killed 36 wolves in the area in a single year, reducing the preserve’s population by over half. Another example is the Board’s 2010 elimination of the 122 square-mile buffer adjacent to Denali National Park that protected wolves crossing its boundaries from hunting and trapping~Two years later, the wolf populations in the Park were the lowest in decades.
    The USFWS should prevent application of state regulations which are incompatible with management objectives for the nearly 77 million acres of wildlife refuges across the state. Period.
    The National Park Service has also been at odds with the State which led to the implementation of tighter restrictions on sport hunting (the closure regulations became effective Nov. 23 2015, and new hunting regulations effective January 1 2016. More information regarding the NPS regulations can be found here.

    In contrast to the goal of the Game Board, which is to ensure maximum sustained populations for hunting a proposed new rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would limit predator control in national wildlife refuges and is deserving of your support.

    The draft rule, published in the Federal Register, aligns with a similar National Park Service rule that was finalized in October, banning abhorrent practices such as bear baiting, and the Game Boards’ liberal predator control “management” which could “disrupt natural processes and wildlife interactions” (In recent years, the Game Board has allowed harvesting of brown bears at black bear bait stations, taking wolves during denning season and has classified black bears as fur-bearers and big game species, “which could allow for trapping and snaring of bears and sale of their hides and skulls”).
    The Proposed Rule “clarifies how existing mandates for the conservation of natural and biological diversity, biological integrity, and environmental health on refuges in Alaska relate to predator control; prohibits several particularly effective methods and means for take of predators”. This would formally establish a goal of biodiversity as the guiding principle of federal management of wildlife refuges (The Fish and Wildlife Service says the rule makes clear it would have no impact on subsistence hunters).

    That, of course, stands in contrast to the goal of the Game Board, which is to alter or manipulate natural predator-prey dynamics to increase human harvest of ungulates.

    Heather Tonneson, a regional refuge ecologist for the Fish and Wildlife Service, who was one of the rule’s primary authors, said the rule would “clarify existing legal mandates”. Tonneson also noted that the agency is “not done yet. It’s a proposed rule” and the agency wants to hear from the public and is open to changes.
    I, myself, believe that their intent is to rein in Alaska, and make it clear to everyone that this sort of Intensive Management of predators is not going to be allowed.

    Please show your support for this proposed new rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would limit predator control in national wildlife refuges, it would help put an end to the suffering and death of many of our voiceless friends.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comment until March 7th, though, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker plans to ask the federal government to double the public comment period for the rule.

    There will be nine public hearings. Comments can be submitted online through regulations.gov  using docket number FWS-R7-NWRS-2014-0005, or directly here.

    Or by mail to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: [FWS-R7-NWRS-2014-0005]; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041.

    Below, please find a sample comment, please personalize.  Note: Agencies review all submissions, however some agencies may choose to redact, or withhold, certain submissions (or portions thereof) such as those containing private or proprietary information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign.

    Sample comment:

    It is my understanding that this proposal to amend regulations for National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska was developed in response to public concern about predator control and recent liberalization of predator “harvest” within the State of Alaska. Thankyou, and I welcome a policy encouraging the maintenance of more biological diversity on refuges, and an end to the horrific “predator control” found to be acceptable and encouraged by the State.

    State regulations which have long authorized the hunting/trapping and other intensive management actions that involve predator reduction efforts with the intent or potential to alter or manipulate natural predator-prey dynamics and associated ecological processes (to increase human harvest of ungulates) is in conflict with the federal mandate, and abhorrent.

    I appreciate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ proposed rule which would clarify that predator control is not allowed on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, “unless necessary to meet refuge purposes, federal laws or Service policy, and is consistent with the agency’s conservation mission”, and appreciate your efforts here.

    It is high time that Alaska stop treating our national preserves like game farms, and wholeheartedly support this proposal,

    Your name

    Thankyou, in advance, for your anticipated efforts on behalf of the wildlife on our National Preserves in Alaska.

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    Just 89 of these Alaskan wolves remain…now hold on a minute

    Just 89 of these Alaskan wolves remain, really? Could there possibly be just 89 wolves left on Prince of Wales and accompanying islands?

    No, there are not just 89 Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales and satellite islands, there are possibly only 50 which the Interior Department did not grant protection under the Endangered Species Act . Fish and Game reported an estimated population of 89 wolves on and around Prince of Wales in the fall of 2014.

    This estimate did not account for the 29 wolves reported taken in the 2014/2015 winter hunting and trapping season (1/3rd of the entire population), nor did it account for any wolves illegally killed during that time or since, which studies indicate are substantial. The estimate also, obviously, does not include further unreported take nor does it include the 5 wolves reported to date (out of a quota of nine) taken this winter. Bear in mind it is nearly impossible to enforce such a small quota. This is evident from the quota for 2014/2015 being exceeded by 16% despite an emergency order closing the season. The smaller the quota, the greater the chances are of the quota being exceeded. This extremely low population estimate (50 to, at best and prior to this year’s season, 60 wolves is confirmed in this U.S. Forest Service briefing paper, which also notes the drastic decline in breeding female wolves, and I quote “The sex ratio of wolves in the survey area has become significantly skewed. In 2013 the proportion of females in the sampled population was close to 0.50. The proportion of females observed in the sample population for 2014 was 0.25.”

    Remember this is data from 2014! Certainly it is safe to assume that the reason USFWS, during their field visit to over a dozen den sites this past spring, found only one active den with just one pup, is because there are barely any female wolves left! 

    Indeed, Data in the Alaska Department of Fish and Games’ report shows that, as of fall 2014, only 7 to 32 female Archipelago wolves remain. That is 7 to 32 female wolves in an approximate 2,600 square mile area, if all the female wolves were on Prince of Wales itself and not the accompanying islands. This would be possibly 1 breeding wolf per 371.4 square miles.

    Then there’s the poaching. 

    On September 15, 2015 The Alaska Federal Subsistence Management Board released a  statement regarding the hunt for these imperiled wolves in GMU 2. The ISC (Interagency Staff Committee) found significant illegal wolf harvest is occurring in Unit 2, and requested that the Subsistence Board direct the USFS and the USFWS to begin coordinated law enforcement efforts to ensure illegal take of wolves in Unit 2 is stopped, and that the local USFS manager had also requested additional law enforcement officer support in Unit 2 during the wolf hunting and trapping seasons. However with 3,000 miles of logging roads in the area, 580 alone in the Big Thorne timber project area, as well as habitat destruction from decades of logging, wolf poaching is rife and nearly impossible to curb.

    But, don’t worry folks, the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service believes there are plenty of Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Planet Earth, a whopping 850 to 2,700!! Note: This extremely wide range population estimate (with approximately 62 percent living in British Columbia where they can be hunted and 38 percent occupying southeastern Alaska) is evidence of their lack of knowledge about the species’ actual status.

    The true culprit behind the lack of ESA protection for this imperiled species ~ logging. The Big Thorne timber sale.

    Not just logging but more importantly, existing regulations (which have not been adhered to) with the failing taxpayer supported logging  projects on Prince of Wales which have not provided adequate enough protection to ensure persistence of population numbers of this unique species. As noted in the U.S. Forest Service briefing paper, twice, the timber sales were of utmost importance and obviously outrank the persistence and survival of this species:

    “A sixty percent decline in the wolf population in a single year potentially increases the probability of ESA listing and will almost certainly become a factor in ongoing litigation against timber sales critical to the Tongass Young-growth Transition Strategy (e.g., Big Thorne).” And: “It is expected that Plaintiffs in litigation against the Big Thorne timber sale will use these numbers to argue for judgement against the Forest Service based on potential additional harm to the wolf. Effects to wolves are one of the primary issues in litigation against the Big Thorne project. The Big Thorne EIS discloses that short-term adverse impacts on local wolf populations will result from project implementation.

    Say Goodbye to the Alexander Archipelago Wolves on Prince of Wales and accompanying islands, and, for that matter….eventually on Planet Earth.

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