17 March 2011 Anti-Wildlife Policy Vendetta Usurps Budget Debate Posted by: Jessica Brand | 1 comment | Share: Stopping EPA regulating greenhouse gasses would be a huge blow for wildlife already impacted by climate change. As Congress continues to debate the Federal Budget, Defenders’ Executive Vice President Jamie Rappaport Clark explains in The Huffington Post why wildlife has a whole lot more to lose in the coming weeks: Tough Budget Choices? Judging by the Excessive Policy Riders on the Continuing Resolution, the Anti-Environmental House Majority Is Having a Ball We’ve been hearing a lot from our leaders in Congress of late about the tough choices needed to get America’s budget cut down to size. It’s a compelling message and many House members have done a pretty convincing job of looking pained while proposing budget cuts in their Continuing Resolution (CR). But take a moment to look beyond the cuts and instead focus on the numerous policy changes proposed within the CR and it quickly becomes clear that this is not fiscal prudence at work but extreme ideology. Read the whole post. Take take action now to stop the anti-wildlife legislation in the Senate. One Response to “Anti-Wildlife Policy Vendetta Usurps Budget Debate” sharon reid March 19th, 2011 we should all stick together, against hurting any animals. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up Wolves on the Move in Oregon; Another Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead in Arizona – Poaching Likely; We’re Almost There! Combatting Anti-Wolf Propaganda in Washington; Public Comment Period Open on Rule Designating the Red Wolf as a State-Listed Threatened Species and Setting New Rules on Coyote Hunting in Red Wolf Reintroduction Area New record set for panthers killed on roads Last November, the death of a young Florida panther broke the all-time record set in 2012 of Florida panthers killed on roads. Will the Roadless Rule be Restored? We hope the Ninth Circuit will make the right decision to reinstate the Roadless Rule, giving the Tongass and its wildlife the protection it deserves.