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Howling Across America to Save Wolves

August 12, 2011 | Wolves / Hunting & Wildlife Management / Free-Living Animals / Take Action
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Like Humans, Wolves Live In Families. Like Humans, Wolves Need Friends.

Wolves display high intelligence, expressiveness, and other characteristics that enable them to maintain sophisticated, family-based social bonds. Without friends defending their rights and interests, the fates of wolves in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and most of the Northern Rockies are thrown to hunters, ranchers and federal agents under the "livestock protection" banner.

Friends of Animals: Howling Across America to Save Wolves
· Tonight (Friday): Wolf Advocate Priscilla Feral on HLN's Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell

· Rallies and Boycotts of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming

· Legal Appeal for Wolves

Special announcement: Watch Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral as a guest of Jane Velez-Mitchell today on CNN's HLN TV (SEE VIDEO), talking about today's DC Rally for Wolves and efforts to halt the killing. To become a friend to help Friends of Animals protect wolves, donate now.

In April 2011, the U.S. Congress slipped a wolf de-listing rider into the federal budget bill, yanking wolves from the Endangered Species List in the Northern Rockies-where it's estimated that just over 1500 wolves remain.

Said Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals: "Removing federal protection and subjecting wolves to more hunting is unconstitutional and unconscionable."

The Rally for Wolves in Washington, DC today to denounce this underhanded de-listing is the first of many rallies in North America.

Members and supporters of Friends of Animals now call for a travel and economic boycott of the states that advocate killing wolves: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

"We need to put the economic screws to state governments that persecute wolves at the behest of haters," said Feral.

Tags are already on sale in Montana for the shooting of 225 wolves; more than 1000 tags have been sold in the first few days. In Idaho, the bloodbath is slated to begin this month - on the 30th of August.

Friends of Animals' legal experts are now drafting an amicus brief to buttress an appeal before federal Judge Donald Molloy by Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians "to preserve both wolves and the rule of law in the Northern Rockies."

Time is of the essence. Support our efforts today. If you can do a Howl-In for your city (international support is welcome), email Dustin Rhodes. Everyone can contact the governors and announce your intent to boycott travel in each state for as long as they continue persecuting wolves:

Wolf Howl-In Demo
Howl-In Washington DC -- August 12, 2011

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

Comments

In the zoo of Antwerp Belgium, there is a very big mirror with iron bars in front of it. When you stop, you will see your mirror image behind iron bars and you can read the following text: "BEWARE! THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF THE WORLD".

please help the wolves live in peace.

Those wolves belong to Me and all of United States not just Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. There's only 1500 hundred wolves in those 3 State. What is wrong with those people? Are they nothing but killers? I don't know how to help?

I will not travel on my annual vacation to the USA while your stupid politicians in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are out there to hunt and kill these magnificent wolves. Shame on these incompetent politicians. I would love to see them hunted and slaughtered instead!!! Leave the wolves alone and become civilized.

I love how humans like to destroy everything in their path or anything that is remotely threatening. Why can't we just learn to co-exist with the other animals of this world? We are animals ourselves, just because we are "smarter" doesn't give us the right to decide what animals get to live and which ones get to die. It's disgusting, I hate being classified as a "human" with all these monsters that only want death and destruction. I'd like to hunt down the idiots behind decisions like this and put an end to them, maybe then could we live among animals in peace.

I have been truly outraged about this rider in the budget bill, Killing wolves have nothing to do with the budget and I think it is a disgrace to slip that in to the budget bill it was so underhanded, Shame on our government for allowing this to happen, I am a shame to be an American over this for allowing the government to say it is alright to kill any wildlife, Wolves should be allowed to live the same as any living thing on this earth, Be sure I will be boycotting everything that comes from these backwards States that are promoting the killing of these wolves just to help the rich rancher and hunters. Howling for Justice for our wolves. Mary Truelove

There is no reason to just slaughter the wolf. I seen it on TV about the three states that are turning hunters loose on the wolf. I can understand not letting them get the livestock but to just butcher them is just wrong they have a right to live also. I was trying to sign to not kill them in the 3 states but for some reason I can't pull it up . Ramona

Get rid of the Politicians not the wolves. Maybe then we won't have any more wars! How can any body slaughter a beautiful creature like this??? I know the farmers and ranchers don't like live stock killed, but there has to be a better way for all to coexist. Exasperated frustrated and Bloody "MAD" The WOLVES Friend Dieter Keller, Australia. PS I know we do some bad stuff over in Aus as well, the world ain't perfect but we have to voice our anger at all of this and let the establishment know.

i'm very glad to see how angry people are about this! don't take that the wrong way! i'm just happy that we are getting people to understand how detrimental this is! i am planning on getting a rally put together and i have all the info to contact dustin. is there ANYTHING else i can do? if so please notify me! breanne

i will never understand why ANYONE would even think of killing one of the most beautiful animals on earth!! wolves are a part of Native Americans culture, but they are also part of our culture as Americans. please don't let Wolves be senselessly slaughtered!!someone else wrote "what's next? the American Bald Eagle?" good question! animals that are endangered should be able to live. isn't that the purpose of the THE ENDANGERED ANIMALS LIST??!! I LOVE WOLVES!

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