Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stop bobcat and wolf fur export!

Thousands of bobcat and wolf pelts are exported every year. We need a public review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's export program now.

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Sarah Goeth of the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC), and I started a petition to President Barack Obama, which says:

We need a public review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's export program, which facilitates the export of thousands of bobcat and wolf pelts each year, and continues to operate without environmental oversight. To date, the Fish and Wildlife Service has refused to carefully consider the environmental impacts of not only the bobcat and wolf pelt export, but the effect on other species that are also caught and killed in traps.

Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regulates the export of animal pelts. The Service has illegally failed to evaluate the export program, resulting in the trapping and killing of native and endangered species.1

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—Sarah Goeth


1. "Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves," The Washington Times, Mary 4, 2016

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