Nearly a dozen wolf-related bills have already been drafted in Helena, and more are on their way. Besides increasing the killing of wolves in Montana, these bill hearings provide a forum for anti-wolf types to vilify wolves, carnivores, and endangered species generally.
That is why your legislators in Helena need to hear from you!
**Please contact your state legislators and let them know you value wolves in Montana and the Northern Rockies**
A handful of special interests are falsely blaming wolves for killing too many elk and livestock. In fact, elk populations have INCREASED 60 percent statewide in Montana since wolves were reintroduced and 18 percent in the region. Furthermore, livestock lost to wolves represent less than 1 percent of livestock losses in the Northern Rockies.
It’s time to put the scare tactics aside, and manage wolves based upon reality, reason, and science.
Click here to email your legislators in Helena. You can also use the online form to email the entire Senate Fish & Game and House Fish, Wildlife and Parks committees.
I’ve included some talking points below. Please feel free to put them into your own words. Also, if you would like to attend a hearing at the Capitol in Helena, please contact me for more information.
Thank you for speaking up for wolves and Montana’s wildlife heritage!
Derek Goldman, Field Representative
Western Wolf Coalition
405 S. 1st St. West, Missoula, MT 59801
Office: (406) 549-2848 ext.2
Fax: (406) 721-8535
General Talking Points on Wolves