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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

i kept the promise i made yesterday! i have written every one of those mindless governors and told them that if they go on with this they will watch an amazing species vanish right before their eyes! im honored to be able to help in saving the wolf! Long Live The Wolf!

The wolf should be one of the beloved animals on the planet. The are relative to the animal considered to be man's best friend. They are also the animal that cleans up most of the rodents and other pesky critters that roam in America. It is because of the act of eliminating the wolf that we have so many of the varmints that they feed on in many areas of the country. SAVE OUR WOLVES!

12 years ago I had the privilege of raising 6 wolf puppies from a female Timber wolf, and Male Alaskan Black wolf. I kept the runt of the litter. Named him "Bandit". Bandit has just recently passed away from Cancer after 12 Wonderful, years with me and my mid seventy year old parents! They cried like children when he passed away. They loved him and he loved them! He was never aggressive! He loved children and other animals,except possums! His best friend was a Lahsa Apso named "Pooh Bear", who visited 3 nights a week. They shared food, when one finished eating they would save some on their plate for the other,an vice versa. These animal are highly intelligent! My parents had him cremated and as of 8/10/2011 sits on their mantel in a wooden box memorialized an honored to have him in our lives! Long Live the Wolves!

I feel utter outrage at this sinister move to harm our wolf families. We have to fight and protest for them and protect them at all costs!

How dare they think that they have the right to hunt down one of nature's most beautiful creatures! I am disgusted that these people (who are somehow called human beings) would do such a thing! I'm extremely willing to do anything to save such magnificent animals!

This just makes me sick! WOLVES ARE NOT THE ENEMY! I dont have much in my life as it is, and can't afford to donate anything which saddens me even more because wolves are so majestic! They face adversity as it is, let alone adding this to their plate! LONG LIVE THE WOLF AND MUCH LOVE TO THE WOLF!

We are all related-wolves are our relatives. This must stop as we are all accountable to Creator for our actions against our relatives..

Killing wolves so that many of us die from fat cow disease is "stupidity." But, then, so many of us have a problem with respect for this earth and the natural world. What is not treasured is soon lost. How sad!

Governors,Otter,Schweitzer & Mead, You should be ashamed. The entire congress should be ashamed. The US Congress slipped a "wolf de-listing rider into the federal budget". Say it isn't so....................Why can't we just let nature be? So what if a cow is killed, Public beware of what else may be on this federal budget list! Renay Kasberg Florida

If it weren't for the wolf, we wouldn't have our pet dogs, since they are all ancestors of the wolf. If cattlemen are afraid the wolves will kill their animals, there are guard dogs trained to fight off wolves and keep them away. Don't kill off a species in the name of the almighty dollar!

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