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Jason Momoa is a legend and not just because he played Khal Drogo, one of the most famous Dothraki leaders of all time on Game of Thrones, Nor is it because he stars as Aquaman – the breakout character of DC’s Justice League.

He and his renowned wife, Lisa Bonet, are positive forces who inspire fans across the world to make the world a better place.

There’s no doubt that Momoa and Bonet clearly want to do their part to #stopextinction. The pair posted a video on Instagram yesterday asking fans to urge Congress to keep attacks on wolves and the Endangered Species Act out of the must-pass appropriations bill. And when Momoa and Bonet HOWL, their fans listen. To date, the video has been viewed nearly ONE MILLION times!

The House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill (H.R. 3354) contains the following anti-wolf provisions:

Wyoming/Midwest Wolf Delisting: Section 116 will override a federal court decision and remove existing ESA protections for gray wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. A recent D.C. Circuit court of appeals decision, which stripped ESA protections for wolves in Wyoming make the Wyoming portion of this rider effectively moot. This rider would also preclude judicial review of this decision, thus undermining the rule of law and citizen court access.

Critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf: Section 117 seeks to go so far as to defund recovery measures for gray wolves throughout the entire continental United States, even though wolves currently inhabit only 15% of their historic range. This same provision would also block all spending on recovery efforts for the Mexican gray wolves, even though there are just 113 remain in the wild in the United States and 35 in Mexico.


The Senate Draft Bill contains the same anti-wolf provision as the House version:

Wyoming/Midwest Wolf Delisting: Will permanently remove federal ESA protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming; and prohibits its judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge. Judicial review is an important part of the checks and balances to limit the authority of the legislative branch. Wolves are on the table today. What tomorrow? Our environment? Our public health? Our civil rights? Would your representatives support a bill that undermines one of the central pillars of American democracy?
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Responses to "Actor Jason Momoa to lend voice for the fight to protect wolves"

  1. Unknown says:

    Love them both!! Awesome work!!

  2. Unknown says:

    Wolves are one of the most beautiful creatures

  3. Tori says:

    Wolves are Near and Dear to my heart and soul, have them plastered all over my house much to my husband's dismay, he thinks the one on the wall above our tele is always Watching him.........LOL, I'm an active member of the Defender's of Wildlife Foundation and readily support all that wonderful people like Momoa and Bonet do!!!

  4. Unknown says:

    When rancher's livelihoods are as endangered as wolves precious lives, only then will we reclaim their their wild lands and assure their protection. Boycott beef and lamb!

  5. Absolutely. I used to volunteer at the In Harmony With Nature Wolf Sanctuary. They are very loving and majestic creatures. Felt do at home there.

  6. Unknown says:

    Please do what you can we will stand with you Jason and Lisa!! Rochele- Montana

  7. Please do what you can do to save these beautiful animals jason and lisa? These wolves need a voice they deserve to live to. Ill stand by you both.

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