#Animal Welfare
United States of America
United States of America

The following information is reproduced from: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/04/gray-wolf-delisted.html

May 4, 2009 -- The grey wolf was Monday taken off the U.S. list of endangered species, making a comeback 35 years after it virtually disappeared and can now be hunted in most states, officials said. The grey wolf was placed on the endangered list in 1974 after the animals were almost eliminated in many U.S. states.

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The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq. , ESA) is one of the dozens of United States environmental laws passed in the 1970s. As stated in section 2 of the act, it was designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation."

The Endangered Species Act of 1973: 1-authorizes the determination and listing of species as endangered and threatened; 2-prohibits unauthorized taking, possession, sale, and transport of endangered species; 3-provides authority to acquire land for the conservation of listed species, using land and water conservation funds; 4-authorizes establishment of cooperative agreements and grants-in-aid to States that establish and maintain active and adequate programs for endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; 5-authorizes the assessment of civil and criminal penalties for violating the Act or regulations; and 6-authorizes the payment of rewards to anyone furnishing information leading to arrest and conviction for any violation of the Act or any regulation issued there under.

The scope of this petition is to keep all wolves, without prejudice of species, under the protection of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and extend all rights afforded to them, including but not limited to: prevention of being hunted, necessary protection programs, necessary conservation land, necessary funding for health and feeding, and necessary funding for public education and awareness.

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The Support Protection of Wolves petition to United States of America was written by David Greene and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.

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