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Demanding Protection for the Endangered: Advocates 'Rally for Wolves' in U.S. Capital

August 09, 2011 | Wolves / Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dustin Garrett Rhodes, Capital Correspondent, Friends of Animals
Phone: 202-906-0210 E-mail

Washington, D.C.-In April 2011, the U.S. Congress tucked an unprecedented "wolf de-listing rider" into the federal budget bill and it passed.

This rider removed wolves from the Endangered Species List in the Northern Rockies-where it's estimated that only about 1500 wolves remain. The Rally for Wolves will demand protection for wolves of the West and denounce the stalking of these animals.

Said Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals: "President Obama appointed Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. A cattle rancher who constantly undermines animals on public lands. We say: Don't do it. Removing federal protection and subjecting wolves to more hunting is unconstitutional and unconscionable."

Wolf advocates from all over will convene in Washington on Friday 12 August 2011 to denounce the wolf de-listing.

Friends of Animals' legal experts are now drafting an amicus brief in the case for wolves with federal Judge Donald Molloy to buttress the case made by Alliance for the Wild Rockies and co-plaintiffs Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians, who have filed an Appeal to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals "to preserve both wolves and the rule of law in the Northern Rockies."

Friends of Animals also called for a complete travel and economic boycott to the states that advocate killing them: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. These three states place the interests of elk hunters and ranchers over wolves and plan to issue wolf killing permits next month.

"We need to put the economic screws to state governments that persecute wolves at the behest of haters," said Feral.

What: Rally for Wolves

When: Friday 12 August 2011

Where: Gather at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 9.00 a.m. (First Street and East Capitol). Then march to the White House before convening at Lafayette Park (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue-directly across from the White House).

Comments

Having vacationed several times in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, I never will again after what’s been done. Any political entity that blatantly ignores an entire segment of the population, and abuses a trust, can not be trusted in other matters of civilization, and personal importance. These actions of politicians send a message; we will return the favor. Revenue from tourism is unimportant. We’ll keep our part of that. Environmental responsibility is unimportant. We will use our voices to raise awareness of issues, and discourage everyone we know from spending any tourist money in that state or Idaho. It seems to be money that has the voice; very well, we will boycott all things Montanan and from Idaho. We will no longer be purchasing beef, and I we will make sure this is forwarded to everyone we know. Since greed is the the problem, then let anti-greed be the solution. That is our voice. Representatives aren’t listening to anything else, it seems, other than personal agendas. Let’s see if loss of revenue is something they can hear. Call the Cattleman's Association and let them also know why you won't be buying beef. And let your politicians know they've lost your support in the upcoming elections. Republicans and Democrats are equally guilty in the slaughter of wolves. Anyone who voted yes on the wolf rider bill is guilty, and I don't see any difference between the parties. Their agendas appear to be the same. I'm including representatives, senators, and all politicians who had a hand in this.

We must protect these wolves. It's an outrage. La Vaughn

help for the wolves is more important, these poor animals must be hurting

As and American Indian .We will be next.For once in our lives.We need to make a stand.There numbers were at 66 at one time .How many this time!I dont want to tell my kids or yours about wolfs from a picture book.Wolfs and indians walk hand in hand .We keep our number low and work as a family .Just like you)A souix will always fight the good fight)We need a count down clock .So that every one knows Time is running out.I would like to post one on fb every day until people wake up!

Our government just keeps on going downhill at breakneck speed. Please, everyone, call those governors, email them, write them. This totally sickens me and I don't think I want to go to any state that is this shortsighted, cold hearted, and selfish!

I am not able to attend but want to express my support for this rally. Save the wolves!

This is awful! Who would kill such a magnificent and beautiful creature? The only reason these wolves are anywhere near farmland is because we took from their original habitat. There used to be wolves all over the western united states, and it seems we have more earth-polluting farms than actual native wolves in these states. We are one of the only continents that has wild wolves in our backyard, and we want to destroy that fact? Not only does this prove what idiots we have on capital hill, but that the people running these states have nothing better to do than try and take away our nation's natural beauty! This is positively outrageous! We will boycott these states! Save the American Wolf!

This is shameful! We take the land, destroy the habitats of these gorgeous animals and then kill them in retaliation to their trying to help themselves to the cattle on what was their hunting grounds. Theme here America?!!! Seems remarkably like what we did to Native Americans and other animals that get in the way of "progress, growth & development". People make me sick.

We just never learn. please everybody, after posting, call those states. make them hear us.

Such beautiful animals. Why would anyone want to harm them. It always comes down to death for animals. When are we going to respect all forms of life. They have just as much right to life as any of us. This needs to stop. Lets all become vegetarians and put the cattle ranchers out of business.

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