Tell Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte: Stop the wolf hunting

Gov. Greg Gianforte,

I am writing out of serious concern for the wolves that are being killed in Montana.

In just the first months of the state's hunting season, hunters killed nearly 1 in 5 of Yellowstone's wolves. Three-quarters of those deaths occurred after wolves crossed the park's boundary into Montana. Those deaths wouldn't have occurred without the recent changes in Montana law making it much, much easier to kill wolves.

Even aside from the deaths of Yellowstone's iconic wildlife, the mass killing of wolves throughout the rest of the state is threatening to throw Montana's ecosystems out of balance and push wolves to the brink of extinction.

For that reason, I urge you to stop Montana's wolf hunt and institute protections to prevent further bloodshed.