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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 absolutely appalled at this slaughter of these beautiful wolves, or any other animals that belong on our planet. We take away much of the land that they are accustomed to roaming on, and then feel as tho they are invading our world! This is totally unacceptable; we need to stop this slaughter, They have a right to live and roam on THEIR terrain. THIS NEEDS TO STOP! IT IS CRUEL AND INHUMANE!!!

Helpless Critters God Have Mercy on us all !

What an injustice to kill off the wolves for mankind. These beautiful animals among so many others are being pushed out of there own habitats because of man getting rid of more and more woods and trees for there own purposes. Whatever happened to living among Gods creatures. Humans are becoming more cruel as time goes towards animals. I'd take a animal over a human any day anymore. If you don't put a stop to this killing of the wolves I myself would consider you no better than a version of Michael Vick and what he did to those poor dogs. No i'm not an animal activist just a person that believes the animals have a right to live to. Try to put yourself in the animals place once.~~Brenda Swonger,Ohio

I watched a video on CNN about the wolves. All I can say now is that this is COMPLETELY unfair to the poor creatures. I just can't believe how few are left in the west, and that there are people out there that won't open their eyes and see what evil they are doing. I am praying that as many people as possible can rise to this problem and help make a difference. -TheCardboardBox

Please stop the insanity..the mass murdering of wolves is despicable. What is becoming of our nation and the beauty it once held. Destroying our wildlife is going to destroy all of us, sooner or later!

It seems we human beings have not yet realized we are the caretakers of our planet. Or are we the destroyers and ruin of all that we come in contact with. Do we have too much beauty in our world that we can allow so few to take it away all life on planet earth is precious Every time i have the privilege to view into the lives of wolves i am reminded of our connection we have with them. PLEASE HELP

We are appalled and livid about this and travel to many of these states but WILL NOT TRAVEL THERE ANYMORE until this atrocity ends. We were even thinking of buying property in Idaho but wont and will let all of our friends know about this and will spread the word far and wide across the US so everyone knows. Please stop this massacre before it starts!! We have taken away their land and now you are going to eradicate them? This is beyond cruel and senseless.

I am appalled by the actions of the so called leaders of the states involved in the killing of wolves. This is a movement of hunters who are afraid of the decline of deer, elk,etc. that will make it harder for them to shoot their trophy animals. I have no regard for them. Wolves hunt the weaker of the herds thus leaving the elk and deer with the stronger of the species... Shame on our congress for allowing these ideas to float under the radar of protection and then get voted into law. Shame on the gov. of Idaho for his coonass attitude.

Why is the answer always "kill it"? First we pass laws to protect and build up endangered animal populations and when we reach the point of over population and "nuisance" wildlife, we pass laws to kill them. What a system. What is wrong with a neuter program (wolves), if necessary, instead of killing them. It seems to me a humane and viable solution to use something like baited "birth control" food. Kyle L. Miller

Killing wolves is wrong, wrong, wrong. Don't vote for any politician involved in the removal or killing of wolves. These politicians need to be voted out! No exceptions! Take EVERY opportunity you have to vote out all politicians in favor of removing wolves from the endangered species list.

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