Save the Lobo in Hon-Dah/Pinetop Aug 11 and Truth or Consequences Aug 13!
Speak Out at Public Hearings to Save the Lobo from Extinction
Sixteen years after they were reintroduced, only 83 Mexican gray wolves remain in the wild. The wild lobos have undergone dangerous genetic deterioration due to government and private shooting and trapping, along with a freeze on releases of new wolves from captivity.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed changes to Mexican wolf management —two good changes and many more that will worsen the lobo’s already-tenuous plight, inncluding allowing more killing and trapping of these endangered wolves.
The FWS will hold public hearings on its proposal on Monday, August 11 at Hon-dah, near Pinetop, Arizona and on Wednesday, August 13 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. They must listen to all those speaking up for and against the lobo.
The Koch brothers, secretive anti-conservation and anti-labor billionaires, have teamed up with anti-wolf special interests to influence the government and doom the Mexican wolf. You and other supporters of the Mexican wolf are all that will stand between extinction and survival for these critically endangered, beautiful, intelligent animals. Please speak up for the lobo at a hearing in August.
Hearing Dates and Locations: Use this link to register for carpooling.
ARIZONA- August 11, 2014 Hon-Dah Conference Center 777 Highway 260, near Pinetop, AZ 85935 (3 miles outside of Pinetop at the Junction of Hwy 260 and Hwy 73)
Schedule: 2-4 pm: USFWS will start taking sign-ups to speak and hold an informational meeting 2-6 pm: Join wolf supporters for information and refreshments 6-9 pm: Public Hearing
Schedule: 2 pm: USFWS will start taking sign-ups to speak and hold an informational meeting 2 pm: We will provide snacks and information for wolf supporters 5-5:30 pm: Join us for a sidewalk rally to Save the Lobo at the hearing venue 6-9 pm: Public Hearing
Wear your favorite wolf tee-shirt to show support for lobos!