Senate Committee Advances Bill S. 1514 – Grows Threats to Wolves and ESA
The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee voted minutes ago to advance the new Senate Sportsmen’s bill (S.1514) with its “War on Wolves” rider – an amendment proposing to permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming, to allow trophy hunting of wolves to resume. To add insult to injury, the language on the rider prohibits judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge.
If the War on Wolves legislation is passed into law, wolves will die at the hands of trophy hunters.
Next the bill will be referred to the full Senate for a vote.
Please call your senators TODAY and urge them to oppose S. 1514! Take action here.
The ESA requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to follow the best available science, not politics, in recovery planning and implementation for an endangered species. The War on Wolves Rider blatantly ignores this federal mandate, and thus undermines the integrity of our nation’s most significant environmental law.