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Wolf Slaughter Resumes...Trophy Hunters are Loading Their Shotguns in Alaska

Robert Dewey / News Blaze / November 9, 2007


Just days ago, state officials in Alaska began issuing permits for this year's aerial wolf hunting season. This move kicks off a killing season that could claim the lives of hundreds more wolves.

Please donate $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to underwrite our work to save wolves and other wildlife.

My name is Robert Dewey, and I'm Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund's lead advocate on Capitol Hill. I'm writing today to tell you that we're re-doubling our efforts to pass the Protect America's Wildlife (PAW) Act, federal legislation to end Alaska's unpopular, unnecessary and inhumane aerial wolf hunting program.

We've just delivered a letter to every Member of the House, along with Defenders of Wildlife's powerful mini-documentary on aerial hunting. Our plan is to follow this up with a full-page ad in Congress Daily -- a must-read on Capitol Hill.

Now we need to raise $45,000 by the close of business Tuesday to help pay for these efforts. Can you help?

Please donate $25, $50, $100 or another amount to help us place this ad and support our work to save wolves and other wildlife.

So far, two dozen Members of Congress have joined our fight to end aerial hunting as co-sponsors of the PAW Act. That's a great start, but we're going to need a lot more support in Congress to ensure that this important bill becomes law.

Starting today, we're meeting with hundreds of different Congressional offices (up to 22 each week), reminding lawmakers of the tens of thousands of petitions and letters that people like you have sent in opposition to aerial hunting.

We'll show our powerful mini-documentary on the Hill and at house parties across the country. And we'll urge lawmakers to take the next vital step to finally end Alaska's state-sanctioned aerial wolf hunts once and for all by supporting the PAW Act.

Please help support these vital efforts. Please donate $25, $50, $100 or another amount today to help us save wolves and other wildlife.

Contributions from our supporters over the last several months have enabled Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund and Defenders of Wildlife to generate more than 109,000 messages in support of the PAW Act.

But this will be a tough fight. We need to secure dozens more cosponsors for this important bill, and we're facing stiff opposition. The trophy hunting lobby is working with Congressman Don Young (R-AK) to block passage of the PAW Act.

This powerful group is misrepresenting the facts about aerial hunting and ignoring the two times Alaskans have voted to limit the state's awful program.

I'm ready to do what it takes to win this fight, and I hope you are, too. I sincerely hope you'll make a donation of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can afford today to ensure we have the resources we need to win.


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