The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater, and WildEarth Guardians filed their briefs in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to fight for the future of northern Rocky Mountain wolves. The wildlife advocacy organizations are challenging the "anti-wolf rider" attached to the budget bill on grounds that it is unconstitutional. The rider removed federal protections from wolves of Idaho and Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and northern Utah and controversial wolf hunts have already begun in Idaho and Montana. As of yesterday, 11 wolves have been killed in the two states.
If your hackles are raised, please visit the websites of the organizations fighting on behalf wolves and show your support.