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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

Does anyone know of a petition or a rally planned for the state capital here in Cheyenne, Wyoming? if so when and where? maybe that might get some attention.

This saddens me to the depth of my being. NO man has the "right" to pick up a gun and kill innocent wildlife just for the "sport" of it all. These are God's creations just as we are. The wolves want to live just as much as we all do. Yes, Our country is "gun crazed". Makes me sick! I will do my part to try to save the wolves and all wildlife. I live in the mountains and so enjoy watching all the wildlife here and I help take care of them all. During this hot summer we got two huge rubber tubs to fill with water for the wildlife up here to drink. Nothing goes to waste here, all left over foods that doesn't get eaten is tossed out for the wildlife to eat. God bless them all. Love, in Christ Jesus, Joan

Taking away the Wolves is like taking a part of history away from America.I thought this was the land of the free?

Dear Mr. Governor of Montana, Utah and Wyoming. You must stop this action against the Wolves! This reminds me how our ancestors treated Native Americans on their land. That was a national crime. Stop the killing now before we wipe out this magnificent animal.

Just Emailed all three!

i want to know where the petition is at..... i want to sign, i absolutely love wolves, i have for years, and i have always stuck up for them. where do i sign. this is just sickening

please put a limit on kills and licenses. because no one can bring these animals back when they are gone. it's so easy to overhunt....between hunting, living conditions, scarcity of food and water at different times, habitat being sold and built on and climate before you know it it will be too late...thank you

Just a quick note to Phil about contacting Salazar I even e-mailed the President @ this http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact Just another avenue to try. good luck to us all. looks like we are going to need lots of help to save the wolves, since i read last night that in 118days 106 wolves had already been slaughtered.

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!!

We subsidize ranchers who then take the money and waste it or worse yet use it to purchase very good lobbyist in DC to write laws that favor their welfare culture. We have all had to re-invent ourselves, our portfolios, job experiences, education etc and yet the ranchers continue to take take take with a welfare mentality our President loves to protect and serve. Its disgusting. If you really want to take a stand cut out 90% of your beef intake. Get your protein source from other products and put them out of business. You might just put an end to their old fashioned ways.

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