Wolves are currently under attack in Congress as several bills (H.R. 509, H.R. 510, S.249 and S. 321), and an attachment to a vital spending bill, have been introduced in an attempt to deprive them of protection under the Endangered Species Act. A Representative from New Mexico has introduced Amendment 342 to the Continuing Resolution, an amendment that would help cut off funding that protects Mexican gray wolves. If you want to speak on behalf of wolves, you can contact your representative(s) by phone or email to let them know how you feel about these bills. (Some may find popvox.com useful - it lets users look up bills and let their views be known to legislators.) With Congress set for budget discussions and decisions, now is a great time to let your views be known to your representatives.
Located in South Salem, NY, the Wolf Conservation Center (www.nywolf.org) exists to educate people about wolves and their valuable role in the environment, and to help protect their future in the wild. The WCC is home to ambassador wolves that visitors can observe in spacious natural enclosures. We also have over 20 wolves as part of our participation in Species Survival Plans for critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolves and Red Wolves. To learn more about us or to arrange a visit, please go to our website and follow us on Facebook. Questions about the blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org