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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 thought that riders we're illegal. This is not only angering because wolves are getting killed, but also because the government is signing stuff that they didn't even read. Killing off wolves will seriously upset the food chain. Without the wolves, prey animals will begin to over populate and the balance will be outta whack. "Whats one species?" People say, but killing off one species can affect the whole ecological system. I hope that people come to their senses and continue to preserve these beautiful creatures.

It is a crime against nature to try to eradicate wolves from this planet. Wolves are the perfect animal, it attacks only the weak or aging prey. It lives in harmony within its social structure as well as within the environment they live in. Wolves are so affectionate and have a strict hierarchy that THEY could teach humans if only WE would listen. I have raised wolf hybrids and they lived 13, and 14 years. My Nanuk and Tonkawaekon were as my children and that is how we should treat nature,"as our children" because if we do not, we will only be killing ourselves. How many times do we have to repeat history before we get it? Are we not the most supreme animals on this planet, would the wolves do this to us if it was reversed? we must protect these wonderful animals! It is now!!!!!!!!

I will not only be traveling else where but as of Monday 13thStudioMedia will not sell products in these states. We also plan to request Apple to bar anyone in these states from purchasing one of our products on iTunes!

So you are killing the wolves, what are you going to do to the gangs that are in your state? Are they still free to roam?

I don't understand why people think they are so much more important than other animals. Like Rodney King said, "Why can't we all just get along?" Leave the wolves alone!

I know that if we all agree to boycott these states that the Wolf slaughtering will stop!!! We need to stop killing all the animals that make up our world. Without them the planet will not survive!!!

If the wolves bother you, move out of their territory. No need to be shooting them.

I would like to hold Hands Around America for Wolves,but did not get the media attention it needed,to really take shape.I will like to hold it again with your help. Can we set a Saturday or Sunday date so more people can join?

This is so wrong on so many levels. It is heart breaking, to say the least. What have we become? Please boycott Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Wyoming until they find it within their souls to stop this madness. Anyone who supports killing wolves is, quite frankly, sick and I hope you burn in hell.

Obama does not deserve to be a human, nor do these governors- I hope they all have a horrible life ... for okaying the inhumane killing of wolves- God created these beautiful creatures and these sick so called men, want to kill them. Bad wishes for all of them.

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