Name: HELP for Wildlife Act
Bill Number: S 1514
Congress is once again mixing conservation measures with
language that attacks wolves and their future in the U.S. The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act has already passed the
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. While it does include provisions
to restore fish and bird habitats, it also:
Don’t let Sen. Barrasso mislead his fellow legislators into
supporting legislation that “helps” some wildlife, while at the same time
greatly harming other animals.
Let your legislators know that it is possible to pass a law
to benefit wildlife and the environment without
including provisions that will greatly harm wolves and continue to poison our
waterways with lead.
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Oppose Legislation that Would Strip Wolves of Endangered Species Act Protections
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to you asking you to oppose S 1514, the HELP for Wildlife Act, as it is currently written. This legislation attempts, once again, to remove gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes from protection under the Endangered Species Act, even though federal courts have rejected the regulatory language that this bill would reinstate. Furthermore, this bill would remove this issue from further judicial review in blatant violation of the checks and balances that our separations of powers gives to the administration of U.S. law.While this legislation does contain provisions to restore fish and bird habitats, it also ensures that anglers can continue to use lead tackle, despite the fact it is harmful to the environment and humans exposed to lead. It also exempts farmers from prohibitions on bird baiting for hunting purposes and promotes an expansion of public target ranges for recreational shooting at government expense.The Committee on Environment and Public Works touts the broad spectrum of support this bill has received from various groups. There are certainly environment and conservation groups in the list of supporters, but only those groups that benefit from bird and fish conservation efforts. I'm asking that you support the environmental and conservation benefits contained in this bill, but reject the language that would result in increased harm to animals and humans.Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]