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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

I am so heartbroken I can hardly write this comment. What right does man think he has to destroy God's creatures? Everything was put on this earth for a purpose, and it is not for us to decide who shall live and who shall die. These blood-thirsty hunters should load their guns and turn them on their own families first, to see what it will feel like for these poor defenceless creatures when they are slaughtered, and their babies are left to starve. And to think that I have been defending Mr. Obhama and all his decisions. I have been so wrong all along. Sally Alter

Maybe we can do what they did in Australia instead of killing off the dingoes. Do you think that we could get a fenced off area of the US to act as a wolf nature preserve where they'd be safe from hunters and other dangers? I think that would be a good compromise because then the farmers could have safety for their livestock and produce while the wolves get a save place to live. I don't think that tears and blood should be spilled over protests, boycotts, and genocide; instead we could find a win-win solution! I have read your comments and I believe that all of your hearts are pure of wanting to help something in need and in danger. This is happening to animals everywhere as well; Florida panther, wolves, some fish species, tigers, cheetahs, etc. THE LIST COULD GO ON! SO what do you think of my preserve idea?

How is this allowed in America? I am saddened and overwhelmed. Is there any petition to sign??

President or not! no one has the right to kill innocent animals. First the wolves, then what is next?

YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES............ HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE EXTERMINATED........ SAVE THE WOLVES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SAVE THE BEAUTIFUL WOLVES !!!

please do not hurt these animals! STOP THIS NONSENSE

If humans would stop infringing on the habitats of these magnificent animals, as well as so many others, they would have nothing to complain about. I am so sick of the slaughter of these animals, in so many places, because they're in the way. Stop this slaughter NOW!

This is terrible! The mindless slaughtering of wolves is destroying the ecosystems of the world! Wolves are a keystone species and they are vital to our world! Me and my dad volunteer at a wolf preserve here in Florida and I have created a strong bond with many of the animals there. A few weeks ago I held a tiny wolf pup in my arms and I said "You will help us to realize the value of your species, little guy." I will email all of these governors and enlighten them.

PLEASE SAVE THE WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE CANNOT LET THIS GO ON.

These beautiful creatures were here in north america long before any of the so called humans ever heard of this place leave them alone and if you have a yearning to kill something kill the son of a bitch you see in the mirror every morning that would do this planet all the good.

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