Beyond being adorably fierce, this Mexican gray wolf pup is critically endangered. And if U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s new draft recovery plan is put into action, it may just push America’s most endangered gray wolf even closer to extinction.

Learn how you can TAKE ACTION to make a difference for Mexican wolves.

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Last month the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to advance the “HELP for Wildlife Act” (S.1514), a misleadingly-titled bill that contains a damaging anti-wolf amendment we’re calling the “War on Wolves” Rider.

If the War on Wolves legislation is passed into law, wolves will die at the hands of trophy hunters.

The toxic legislation proposes to permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming, to allow trophy hunting of wolves to immediately resume within these states. To add insult to injury, the bill prohibits its judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge.

Judicial review is an important part of the checks and balances to limit the authority of the legislative branch. Wolves are on the table today. What tomorrow? Our environment? Our public health? Our civil rights? Would your Senator support a bill that undermines one of the central pillars of American democracy?

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Earlier this month, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials (ODFW) shot and killed two adult wolves from the Harl Butte family group to protect cattle grazing on private and public lands.

One wolf was killed from the ground and the other from the air.

Today, ODFW confirmed another depredation by the Harl Butte wolf pack.  Now the agency aims to kill to two more.

Thus, the agency intends to kill to additional wolves.

Last year, ODFW killed the entire Imnaha Pack in this same area. Is killing entire wolf packs every couple of years a solution?

Oregon Wild is asking supporters to call on Governor Kate Brown to step in and make sure Oregon’s revised wolf plan emphasizes conservation over killing. Take action here.

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