Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition: NRA Teams with Colorado’s Stop the Wolf Coalition
America’s largest pro-hunting organization joins local movement to educate citizens about the dangers of forced wolf introduction
Fairfax, VA -On Tuesday, March 31st, the non-profit Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition announced its latest coalition member, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). With over 5 million NRA members nation-wide, this is the latest sign that national pro-hunting groups are fully engaging in Colorado’s fight to oppose the forced introduction of non-native wolves.
“Fighting for the rights of hunters and every law-abiding citizen is what we are about. That’s why we’re proud to team with the Colorado Coalition to get the facts out about how forcing wolves on the public is such a bad idea,” said Erica Tergeson, Director of Hunting Policy, NRA-ILA.
Also in opposition to forced wolf introduction are 39 Colorado County Commissioner Boards that have come out against the initiative from across our state. To view this list, please visit: www.stopthewolf.org/counties-opposed.
Many will recall that Colorado Parks & Wildlife passed a resolution opposed to wolf introduction back in 2016. Then Governor John Hickenlooper also signed on to a letter with several other Western State Governors against wolf introduction in Colorado.
“With NRA-ILA on board, we are more encouraged than ever that once folks understand the issue fully, they will learn the facts about why forcing wolves in Colorado is not only bad for our people, pets, livestock, and wildlife, but also bad for the wolves themselves,” concluded Denny Behrens, Co-Chair of Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition, a 501c4 non-profit organization.
To support the Colorado Stop the Wolf Coalition and sign their online petition for elected officials, please go to www.stopthewolf.org/sign-the-petition
About the National Rifle Association
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