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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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photo by John Hyde

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

How many of our friends/relatives/children, have dogs? &, where do they think they came from ~ the wolf. These dogs, descended from wolves, herd/protect/make happy people. Some inoculation for those against "mans best friend" ought to be introduced; maybe a smart pill. I do not think cows are going extinct any time soon! Our system should be focusing on the human 'wolves'(what an insult to a beautiful animal). Maybe they should mix the two. Our ancient ancestors came to an understanding, why can't we now? Have we gone soft? Go home, pet your dog, and sleep safe. What's that quote?: "If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen".

This is just WRONG! Everyone needs to call & tell these governors that this is not OK. Wolf's are beautiful creatures & a balance in nature must be kept. All the rangers & politicians see is money. This makes me sick what we are doing to our country.

After all the work that the Dutchers have done to make us aware that wolves are a loving family pack and NOT the Big Bad wolf of fairy tales in "Living with Wolves" we are now facing an extinction of these beautiful creatures. I am outraged at the Obama administration for letting all the hard work that so many have done to save these animals be ignored and forgotten. I wanted to see Yellowstone park with my family... not any more!

Please, Use your power and leadership to get something done that means a lot to everyone in This country. The poor innocent wolves need our help. Please take time to do something that matters. Thank You Ginny Mcdowell

This is so unfair and cruel! Wolves are such beautiful creatures and God put them on this earth no one has the right to permanently remove them! This has to be stopped!! We need to do something!

I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT, THE KILLING OF WOLVES IS UNCALLED FOR AND, NOTHING LESS THAN POLITICIANS GIVING A KILLING LICENSE TO FOOLS THAT JUST WANT TO KILL. WOLVES WERE HERE FIRST EVEN BEFORE PEOPLE CAME ABOUT THERE FOR THEY HAVE RIGHTS TO ALL LAND THEY OCCUPY. THEY HAVE FAMILIES, FEELING, AND YES EVEN SPIRITS AND SOULS. THE ONLY THING THAT SEPARATES THE WOLVES FROM US IS, WE HAVE A VOICE BOX TO FORM WORDS AND, WE HAVE TWO LEGS AND SKIN. I PERSONALLY HAVE MADE INCLOSURES FOR HYBRID WOLVES AND I HAVE TO SAY , I WAS SHOWN MORE KINDNESS AND ACCEPTANCE FROM THEM COMPARED TO SOME HUMANS . LOOK ITS QUITE SIMPLE EVEN TO POLITICIANS ( USE YOUR BRAINS PEOPLE!!!!! IF WE AS COMMUNITIES HOUSE KILLERS , RAPISTS AND OTHER FORMS OF EVIL AND DON'T KILL THEM OFF THEN WHY, IN THE HELL WOULD YOU KILL OFF SOMETHING THAT HAS MORE DAM RIGHTS TO LIVE THAN THEY DO?? HUH?? I MEAN WE AS A PEOPLE NO MATTER OF WHAT RACE ARE NOT STUPID WE KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG I , THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THE GOVERNMENT THINKS WITH THE HEART AND SOUL INSTEAD, OF THE DOLLAR AND POPULARITY CONTESTS !!! SINCERELY SAMUEL H GREVER SR AKA WOLF SOLDIER

I have read with sorrow the outrage expressed by my fellow defenders of HUMAN DECENCY. We all know about greed and how it corrupts our elected leaders. It’s biblical… money is the root of all evil. But in my view, the GREATER THREAT is not money or corrupt leaders. Have you noticed the growing number of so-called “hunters” in our society who simply “hunt” for fun, specifically, who get off on killing the defenseless? Or who simply enjoy target practice with live targets? How about my neighborhood stock broker who’s leisure time revolves around duck shooting, who takes “clients” to enclosures guaranteeing a kill? What about the FLOOD OF APPLICATIONS for the kill(s) in the three states? Doesn’t it make you think…i.e, I constantly wonder, given my neighbor (who advertises family bible study), what percentage of our population is infected with this mindset of “need to knock down if it moves as a skill/pastime”? Is it 10%? 15%? 20%? THESE CITIZENS ARE VOTERS!!! Wouldn’t it be a possibility the governors are included? I feel alarmed by this absence of COMPASSION, because I think (1) it’s genetic which (2) goes hand in hand with disregard for husbandry. As for the selfish squandering governors, does anyone really think they can be shamed into a reversal of their stand? Boycotting and mail/phone protest is the only hope. I am also donating because I am able to. I know all about wolves. I think I will have sleepless nights until this is over, and sadness for the rest of my life if nothing can be done. As for my man Obama, a response to us is due. (How, to get this, I don’t know.) Finally, the IMMEDIATE INJUSTICE is how this action became law. TRULY, this deceit is a small step towards losing our democracy, our very way of life. It should become A MOVEMENT BY ALL LIKE MINDED CITIZENS to ban all such legislation enacted in this manner. As many have said, THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!! Pray for the wolves.

just another OBAMA WHITE HOUSE effort to ruin our country and to kill off our precious wildlife

Destroying the wolves is a barbaric thing....what will they do? String them up on the side of an old barn, like I've seen in old historic pics. They are intelligent, families, just trying to survive. The winter weather,and other wolves, as well as predators, lack of food, causing their babies to die....now humans out to shoot them? This is cruel unecessary behavior. How much of a herd do they actually get?Very few, probably the weaker or ill ones that would die anyway. They keep to themselves and should be left alone.

I do not understand why our leaders and governmental officials want to slaughter and kill off our wildlife. They all play a vital role in the balance of nature. Do you not understand that it was the action of humans that started the tilt in natures balance? Every wild animal,fowl and other environmental species you destroy, you create another imbalance and then another and on and on it goes. When are you going to stop these insane actions and starting trying teach humans that they need to care for our earth and the wildlife on it so the balance is regained and we as humans will have life support from our earth? Killing off our wolves and other wild life is a bad choice, show some respect for what has been put on this earth to balance it so we can all live in harmony together, or eventually we all die together.

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