1. Will exempt all gray wolves (Canis lupus) from protection of the Endangered Species Act.Let us be clear: the move to "exempt" an endangered species from Endangered Species Act protection is simply the opening salvo in a coordinated attack on the Act itself.
2. Will exempt the Northern Rockies populations of wolves from the Endangered Species Act.
Let us continue to be clear: "Exempting" wolves from ESA protections will surely doom them to local extirpations (Idaho and Montana have their bullets loaded) and extinction (there are mas o menos four dozen Mexican wolves left in the wild).
Tester's reelection strategy is clear: "The first step in expanding state discretion is granting a conservation hunt of gray wolves to restore the full range of tools to manage this species." Sounds a lot like having to kill the wolf to save the wolf, doesn't it?
Or maybe just kill the wolf.
Yeah. We get it.
Call your Senator and ask him/her to maintain the integrity of the ESA, disallow exemptions, and let science determine management.