On Nov. 16, the US House passed the “Manage Our Wolves Act” by a slim margin. The act seeks to drop legal protections for gray wolves outside of Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, which will allow the remaining individual states to manage their own wolf populations.
The Sportsmen’s Alliance welcomes the legislation, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Alliance has been fighting the Humane Society of the United States and other extremist groups in court to have the Western Great Lakes population of gray wolves removed from the federal endangered species list for more than a decade.
Passage of the legislation would allow states to manage wolves in accordance with local input and cooperation, and would also help relieve the financial burden placed on state fish and game agencies because of that management. It would also send a clear message to the animal-rights movement that management by court ruling will no longer be accepted.
On Nov. 26, the legislation was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sportsmen need to call their US Senator today, and tell them to vote yes on the “Manage Our Wolves Act” before the end of the year. The more they hear from us, the less influence the extremists like HSUS will have on them.
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