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Howl-In and Press Conference for Wolves at Montana State Capital

September 22, 2011 | Wolves / Hunting & Wildlife Management / Take Action
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Friday, October 14th, 12pm-2pm, Gov. Schweitzer's Office, Helena, Montana

Join Friends of Animals members, Predator Defense and other wolf advocates to deliver an urgent message straight to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's door: Stop slaughtering wolves in Montana.

Montana's wolf biologist Jay S. Mallonee has charged the state's wildlife agency with justifiying wolf slaughter with flawed data: "Money and convenience are some of the reasons to hunt wolves, which implies conflict of interest, especially when no scientific protocols were followed."

The Howl-In and Press Conference will take place on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Montana State Capital Building in Helena from 12:00 pm-2:00pm. We're asking everyone who cares about wolves and wolf recovery to attend.

"We're demanding an immediate end to state-sponsored wolf slaughter and, until it ends, we've called for a complete boycott of the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming," says Friends of Animals' president Priscilla Feral.

Montana's Senator John Tester is responsible for attaching a de-listing rider to the budget bill, which changed the wolves' protected status --and avoided public and scientific scrutiny-even though it's estimated that nearly 1500 wolves remain in the Northern Rockies.

In response, Friends of Animals quickly called on members and supporters across the country and around the globe to boycott Idaho, Wyoming and Montana-including Yellowstone National Park, which exists in all three states-as long as these states continue persecuting wolves.

High-profile Howl-Ins organized by Friends of Animals were held in Washington, DC and New York City, gaining national press attention from media outlets such as CNN, Huffington Post, as well as state, local and regional print publications.

Wolf biologist Jay S. Mallonee recently published a peer-reviewed scientific paper, "Hunting Wolves In Montana "“ Where Are the Data?" in the journal Nature and Science-concluding that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks does not know how many wolves exist in the state and disregards their role in the ecosystem altogether.

Priscilla Feral says, "We won't stop until gray wolves are given federal protection. It shouldn't take a slaughter to make that happen. Senator Jon Tester apparently thinks the state's biggest wolf-hater will garner the most votes in Montana."

Your attendance is very important. Please bring colorful posters, spirited banners, placards and noisemakers to the rally. We're targeting Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Senator John Tester and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar-all of whom contributed to the persecution of gray wolves in Montana and beyond. Posters should emphasize the economic boycott of WY, ID and MT. Because the media will attend, it's important to present creative posters that are large and legible.

What: Howl-In and Press Conference

When: Friday, October 14th, 2001, 12pm-2pm

Where: Montana State Capital Building, 1301 EAST 6TH AVENUE, Helena, Montana 59620-0801

If you plan to attend this important rally, or have questions, please contact:

Edita Birnkrant -- E-mail or Phone: (212) 247-8120

or

Dustin Rhodes -- Email or Phone: (202) 986-1693

Comments

Even though I physically cannot make it there, my heart and prayers, and thoughts and willpower is there. God bless all those who can be there. God bless Priscilla, Edita and Dustin. Sending all the prayers I can muster up. (St. Francis, if you're not too busy..please help.) Your friend, Anne DiNucci

No one is out to eliminate all the humans - just control their numbers so we also have healthy populations of other wildlife. Get over it.

Well give me the link and I will get many to go to the governors site, all animals,deserve too live. Its bad enough that we've got a revolving door to let more & more humans that are not from here take more & more space that takes away from the most beautiful places and animals who run on the land..we need to shut the borders,and protect every living thing here wild wolfs are part of the great western way..why WHY WHY would one or many governors want to kill a part of our heritiage... FoA comments: Governor Butch Otter of Idaho Office of the Governor State Capitol P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 Phone: 208.3342100 Fax: 208.334.3454 governor@gov.idaho.gov Governor Brian D. Schweitzer Office of the Governor Montana State Capitol Bldg. P.O. Box 200801 Helena, MT 59620-0801 Phone: 406.444.3111 Fax: 406.444.5529 governor@mt.gov Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming State Capitol, 200 West 24th St. Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010 Phone: 307.777.7434 Fax: 307.632.3909 governor@wyo.gov

Ranchers lose more of their herds to bears than wolves, yet we do not see the vengeance toward the bears. Ranchers also lose more livestock to diseases than what wolves might ever do. It all boils down to greed. And does anyone notice that those in power that want to eradicate all the wolves seem to be republicans?

Remember, folks, Gov B.S. has all the compassion for indigenous wildlife as has Sarah Palin. Most of Montana's politicians, both state and federal, are ranchers or come from ranching families. They're the only ones with the money to run for office.

Save the wolves!

please save the wolf! i volunteer at a wolf preserve here in florida and have created a special bond with these beautiful creations of god. please, i dont want to lose them!

I dont understand why you would do this!!! I am competely appaulded by this,,, Why would you want your children to only see wolves in the zoo... We need these animals in the wild that's where god put them that's where they should stay!!!

Now is the time ===We cant let this insanity continue. DEAR HUMANITY we need these Beautiful Creatures! Do not let this fight end until we have Stopped all injustices made to our Wolves=== we are losing this important battle. Get off you I pods, Twitter etc. and post statements that matter!

May the Gods and the Spirits of the Wolf be with our Warriors - give them the magical words and let the blinded killers see.

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