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Urgent Call to Action: Protect Wolves in WA

Please Take 5 Minutes Today to
Oppose SSB 5187!

We are seeing progress on a harmful bill in the legislature this session that will severely undermine wolf conservation efforts and allow increased lethal control of wolves by livestock producers without first exhausting non-lethal measures.

This bill sets an extremely dangerous precedent for state endangered species management. It already passed by a narrow margin in the Senate and has now moved on to the House. If passed, this bill will allow livestock and pet owners to kill wolves without obtaining a permit or any form of prior permission, potentially undermining wolf recovery efforts in Washington state.

Please ask your legislator to oppose SSB 5187 and continue to protect endangered gray wolves from being indiscriminately killed without the proper permits or proof of incident.

Protect Wolf Conservation

  1. Please make a brief, polite phone call to your state representative to urge opposition of this harmful bill. Look up your legislator's phone number here. You can say: "I would like you to please oppose SSB 5187 to protect wolves in Washington."
  2. After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), fill in and submit this form to automatically send a follow-up message to your state representative.

Additional information on this bill and its potential effects can be found in the following articles:

The Seattle Times - Washington State Senate OKs killing wolves without permit

Center for Biological Diversity - Washington State Senate Passes Wolf-killing Bill

With wolves only recently returning to our state, and with recovery objectives not yet met, now is not the time to decrease protection for these endangered animals. Please contact your state representative today and voice your opposition to SSB 5187. Thank you for speaking up for Washington’s wildlife.

For more information, visit conservationnw.org or humanesociety.org.

On behalf of PAWS and the animals in our community, thank you!

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