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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 just emailed all three Govs. Thanks for the information in allowing me to do so!!!! I have a trip out west planned and these are now taken off of my list of states to visit!

most beautiful animals that roam this earth I saw one once in the wild I will never forget it maybe that will be the last time if you idiots make them extinct who gives you the right to decide what gets to live or die I thought that was up to a higher power or has there been a second coming that I have not heard about?

I CAN UNDERSTAND THEY ARE KILLING SOME OF THE THE FARMERS LIVESTOCK, BUT WHAT DO WE DO THEN, WHEN THE BROWN BEAR KILLS YOUR FAMILY PET, OR THE FOX RAIDS THE CHICKEN COOP AND KILLS ALL THE CHICKENS. SHOULD WE ELIMINATE ALL OF THOSE ANIMALS, TOO? DO WE KILL ALL THE PSYCHOPATHS, PEDOPHILES....(SEEMS SIMILAR TO ME) NO!!! WE GIVE THEM FREE ROOM AND BOARD. (COMPLIMENTS OF THE VICTIMS TAXES)WHY WHEN AN ANIMAL ATTACKS, WE HUMANS KILL...YET WHEN A HUMAN KILLS, WE NURTURE THEM!

I cannot understand the reasoning for the slaughter of such a beautiful animal. They have just as much right to live as the people wanting to shoot them. I wonder how they would feel if it were tags on politicians!! I guess the best thing to do is pray that God will intervene in this after all it's His creation. I can't imaging looking in the eyes of that animal and then be able to shoot it. This is disgraceful.

How could you even consider this! I and my friends have livestock, but we wouldn't even think of slaughtering this majestic creation. They were put here for a reason, just like people. We are supposed to be stewards of the creators creations, not strippers of it. We need wolves in our system. They are a part of us. We should be learning form them...not destroying them....please...think about this with your heart...please!

America, let's help these beautiful animals, don't allow the government and ranchers get rid of them. They are part of gods incredible creation. let's not forget they are in their own habitat , we are the ones invading wolfs territory.

Please remember to email these governor and express your outrage!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Jane Velez-Mitchell and Priscilla Feral for speaking out for America's wolves tonight! (8/12/11) It is absolutely necessary for the public to become aware of what is happening in MT, ID and WY; everyone involved in this broadcast did a wonderful job (down to the technicians and producers) and it was very well done. THANK YOU!

why kill something that cant tell u how it feels they put ainmals on the endangered list for a reason so they can stay safe. what have the wolfs ever done to the people in congress n this world they are just trying to live they are livin too? hunters should be hunted to see how it feels. what will be next killing bunnies cause they ate your flower from your garden. we need everyone who loves animals to join together n fight for them cuz they don't have a voice. so be there voice and SAVE THE WOLFS !!!!!!

What is wrong with people?!!! I have raised two wolves and they are as human or more so than we are. They were here long before we were and have taught us so much. I was born in Idaho and love the people and state but I refuse to visit a state who could be a part of this extinction. Shame on you!! I will be, as well as, encourage my friends to be a major part of a boycott on travel to your state. I will not spend money nor support anyone who kills wolves. They are one of the most revered animals in the world and important to our echo system. Connie Crews, New Mexico

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