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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

International #boycott called. Tell governors of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana you won't visit Yellowstone. #Wolf killing? Not OK http://twitter.com/#!/Vegan_Means/status/102922209848332289

Not only is it disgusting and cruel to hunt God's creatures who we do not need for meat. Pathetic... are the politicians who snuck this into a budget bill to please the few with money.

HOW I HATE PEOPLE WHO KILL INNOCENT ANIMALS. I PERSONALLY KNOW A WOLF,,,,SMART, BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT BEST FRIEND ,DOCILE VERY LOYAL . OBVIOUSLY SMARTER THEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THESE 3 STUPID STATES..YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT KILLING THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS....THEY R OUR HERITAGE...THE NATIVE AMERICAN LIVES BY THEM...I HAVE WOLF PIC INDIAN PIC MANDELLA'S ALL OVER MY HOUSE...I WOULD RATHER KILL A HUMAN THAT DESERVES TO BE KILLED THAN KILL A WOLF, OR ANY ANIMAL FOR THAT MATTER,SAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES....WOULD YOU KILL YOUR OWN DOG???? THANKS OBAMA, HOPE YOU DO NOT GET ELECTED AGAIN... YOU R RUINING THIS COUNTRY

SAVE THE WOLVES!!!! DO NOT KILL THEM!!!! They are beautiful animals and have a right to be in the wild!!! That is so inhumane to shoot them!!! LET THEM BE!!!

WE HAVE TO STOP THE SENSELESS KILLING OF ALL GODS CREATURES

This is what I sent to the governors of MT and Idaho. If we all do the same, in your own words, we can stop this. " I intend to boycott your state for travel and products as long as I live, if you kill a single wolf. I have successfully boycotted other corporations... I will research every corporation in your state, and corporations that do business in your state. They will know why I am boycotting them and I will let them know that any revenue loss is caused by the callousness of their governor. I will email every celebrity who vacations in your state and make going to your state like working at Sun City. (Google it) What the hell are you thinking? To please a few cattle ranchers who already get reimbursed for their losses, you are going to risk the economic health of your state in a bad economy and kill an intelligent animal who is critical to the ecosystem. Good luck with that." These people only listen to money, hit them where it hurts or this animal and others will be gone forever!!! [Blog editors' note: EXCELLENT!]

Is there a petition or anything planned? Please advise

I’m ashamed to live in a country that has no respect for our wildlife. Please stop the killing of these beautiful animals who cannot speak for themselves! This whole country is gun crazy. It’s time to stop these violent acts!!

Pork barrel spending to save a mouse in Ca., help these beautiful wolves!! No Person should visit these states!!

OMG I am shocked to hear they want to kill these animals! We are the ones taking their land away from them.My husband and I had a arctic grey wolf who recently died after 16 yrs.She was the most loyal dog we could of ever have.People need to realize the are just like us want to take care of their own.Leave them alone,I am disgusted to think that people are just like "KILL THEM".

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