Repeal Rider in Budget act Delisting Wolves from ESA .

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We the undersigned demand Congress to review and repeal the section under the Budget act that federally delisted wolves from the Endangered Species Act which took effect on January 27,2012.In the Budget bill,a rider was inserted by Senator Jon Tester (D) - Montana which reads as follows:SEC. 1713. Before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall reissue the final rule published on April 2, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 15123 et seq.) without regard to any other provision of statute or regulation that applies to issuance of such rule. Such reissuance (including this section) shall not be subject to judicial review and shall not abrogate or otherwise have any effect on the order and judgment issued by the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming in Case Numbers 09CV118J and 09CV138J on November 18, 2010. We ask for this rider to be repealed based on the following : 1.The rider bans citizens from challenging the wolf delisting decision while preserving anti-wolf litigation brought by the state of Wyoming and others. 2.Prior statements from US Fish and Wildlife service maintained that wolf predation on livestock animals was not what they considered an "emergency "situation. 3.Since 1974,millions of dollars were spent protecting wolves under the ESA,and while populations of wolves have increased with success,there is no accurate scientific data available depicting true numbers of individuals or packs. 4. State wildlife management agencies,such as the DNR in the state of Wisconsin,are not regulating the hunting of wolves and Wolf cubs are allowefdto be slaughtered in vast numbers.5. Congress passed this fiscal bill that included the rider prohibiting citizens,and even the courts,from intervention in the delisting of wolves.We believe this to be unconstitutional and a violation of first amendment rights. Do the right thing,repeal this rider from the bill,return the wolves to the protection of the ESA. No other Congress in US history has ever removed a species from the ESA until now,nor should it,without accurate scientific data showing sufficient increase in populace levels,Unless Congress reverses this rider,wolves will be hunted once again to the very brink of extinction.

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You people in Washington have no conscience and only do things that gain you political favor. Every right mind in this country knows wolves belong in our ecosystem and you idiots in Washington only care about who is lining your pockets with money, you are ALL a disgrace to our country in this specific matter as well as many, many more stupid things you are doing.
This underhanded, sneaky, dishonest move is appalling. These politicians are absolutely despicable in the truest sense of the word.
Congress should not be able to circumvent the ESA process for political gain!
This rider was a travesty for wildlife, a disrespect for science and an outrage against individual rights. The wolves of YNP have proven they are beneficial to the ecosystem. The predation of the over-abundance of willow browsing Elk have allowed the beaver and its ponds to return thereby providing habitat for a greater abundance of wildlife. Politicians have a nasty habit of catering to the greed of one or another group in their lust for votes.
This rider was a travesty for wildlife, a disrespect for science and an outrage against individual rights. The wolves of YNP have proven they are beneficial to the ecosystem. The predation of the over-abundance of willow browsing Elk have allowed the beaver and its ponds to return thereby providing habitat for a greater abundance of wildlife.
Wolves are an important part of our ecosystem and must be protected!!!