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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'm enraged by what I saw on the news last night, had tears in my eyes! How in the world can some people do this to human nature? God brought these creatures into this world for a purpose. The money invested into ammunition and guns can have a more positive approach. Why not help human beings instead that are starving in the US plus other countries or donate money to no-kill shelters? Something has to be done or the killings will just continue on to other states, countries until there are no more Wolves left on earth. So what if your crops have died, can be replaced but an animal’s life cannot. Please support the effort of life towards these beautiful creatures. Thank you. :)

These farmers that are under this so called unscientific banner for murdering the wolf had darn well better have camera in hand to show that it is a wolf that is killing any of their livestock. I don't have a clue as to where they get the assumption it was wolf. If they find a mauled cow, sheep whatever...it's not a wolf. A wolf leaves nothing. Only bones. It hunts for survival only....unlike man. Only 1 out of every 14 attempts of a wolf hunt are successful. They are smart..they stay away from man. They only bring down the lame, old and sick, therefore, making the herd of moose,deer, caribou stronger. The wolf is a very social animal. The alpha male and female hunt. Aunts and uncles watch out for the pups. They mate for life. This is definely murder intertwined with politics, greed, and nut cases.

I am applaud about ending the Killing of Wolves and animals .. I am tired of people whom are suppose to represent what the People want and they do the OPPOSITE.. The PEOPLE voted you in, I will Not travel to any of these states and I am going to be calling the Governors on this ISSUE.. Why kill and destroy these precious animals that God PUT on this Earth ... So Sad, thanks for all you have done .. Friends for animals..

why would ANYONE want to kill such a beautiful, intelligent animal?wolves are a part of our country.i think wolves are magnificent animals!my winter coat has black wolves on it because i love wolves!PLEASE DON'T DESTROY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS WE HAVE!!

We are not only cancelling our Vacation Plans to that state, but we are also starting a rally in the state of Connecticut to make more people aware of this outrage - and will encourage many more people to avoid these 3 states because of their terrible position concerning the safety and protection of the American Wolf. Our word will truly spread far across our area. Let this be a lesson for these idiots in office in those 3 states. Richard Anderson Connecticut

This so heartbreaking!! It makes me sick! How dare ANYBODY play god and destroy these beautiful creatures!! SHAME ON YOU CONGRESSMEN!!! SAVE THE WOLVES!!!!!!

this is wrong on so many levels the wolf may be off the endangered species list but that is not good enough reason to hunt them and put them back on the list. >:(

I can only be with you all in spirit to help you as i live in Australia so do you best guys my heart and spirit are fighting alongside you to protect our most beautiful creature the WOLF

How can this happen in our country. Complete horror SAVE OUR WOLVES..... They our God's creatures too. Just like all humans.

To the governors: this is cruel, shameful and shows ignorance. Wolves are our friends. They are at our mercy. Are we now killing the innocent and the weak? Has our level of arrogance reached that high? Wolves are at the center of our civilization. The twin orphans who founded Rome were fed and kept alive by a female wolf. Wolves are caring, sensitive, delicate, family oriented, shy, playful, orderly, discreet, polite, beautiful, sophisticated, warm and a true example to us all. Killing them should be considered a Crime Against Humanity. They are part of our history and, through dogs, a sign of cooperation and dignity. We have to let their voices heard. Please do something today. Write. Call. Show your outrage. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

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