There's disturbing news out of New Mexico: A Wildlife Services agent very likely killed a Mexican gray wolf in January. Making matters worse, the government is evidently trying to keep the truth about this incident from the public.
Every year Wildlife Services kills tens of thousands of animals -- and these killings are frequently hidden under a veil of government secrecy. The public has the right to know the circumstances around the January killing.
We need your help to hold the agency accountable for its actions and prevent future senseless killings.
The government has the responsibility to protect recovering Mexican gray wolf populations, but this marks the 13th time federal agents have shot a Mexican gray wolf since their reintroduction began in 1998. Mexican gray wolves -- with just three breeding pairs in the Southwest -- are hanging on by a thread in New Mexico and Arizona.
Please take action now to end the secrecy and protect wolves across the country. Tell U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who oversees Wildlife Services, to call for a full and open investigation into the wolf's death.
April 6, 2013 Action Alert ID# 86
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