Add your name: Our government should protect wolves -- not shoot them
Over the course of 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services killed more than 400,000 animals.
That number includes 433 black bears, 200 cougars, six endangered grizzly bears -- and 324 wolves. In total, taxpayers paid about $800 per hour for the USDA to kill some of America's most iconic wildlife -- including highly vulnerable animals like gray wolves -- just as they're struggling to recover.
The USDA claims it needs to kill wolves to protect livestock -- but that's exactly what drove wolves to the brink of extinction a century ago. We can't repeat history. That's why we, the undersigned, urge you to stop Wildlife Service's practice of killing endangered wolves.