Anti-wolf hysteria is boiling over.
The Idaho Legislature has passed House Bill 343 which allows the state of Idaho to declare a "wolf emergency" and direct city and county police offers to hunt down and kill wolves in Idaho's backcountry. The bill claims:
The uncontrolled proliferation of imported wolves on private land has produced a clear and present danger to humans, their pets and livestock, and has altered and hindered historical uses of private and public land, dramatically inhibiting previously safe activities such as walking, picnicking, biking, berry picking, hunting and fishing.
The bill awaits the signature of Governor "Butch" Otter.
Meanwhile in Washington D.C., Montana Senator Jon Tester is negotiating the inclusion of language that would delist wolves by federal statute into the Continuing Budget resolution.
Senator Harry Reid has promised to reject Republicans' anti-environmental riders on the budget bill, but it is unclear whether he will allow fellow Democrat Jon Tester's language to remain on the legislation.
Tester's wolf delisting language must be rejected by the United States Senate if wolves are to be protected from anti-wolf hysteria and slaughter.
Ask them to remove language from the federal budget bill that would remove Endangered Species Act protections from wolves.