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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 have called and left a message or email with each of the 3 governors; Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. I have told them that neither myself, nor my friends will ever visit any of the 3 states, nor buy anything from any of the 3, and I am plastering their misdeeds all over the Internet. In other words, they are about to learn the full meaning of BOYCOTT. I have fought to save the wolf for about 40 years. I have known wild wolves. They are docile, beautiful, family oriented and loyal, not to mention, extremely intelligent. I speak from personal experience. I got to know one very closely. I'll never forget my best friend, Thor.

Please do everything you can to stop this injustice. ..Eradicate cattle ranchers. I don't care what it takes, but I don't want the wolves to die; they're my favorite animal and I don't want them gone.

Wolves are such beautiful creatures...Why do this? Why ensure their extinction? They need food to survive, just as much as human. So they are being punished for finding food and eating it? It's the fault of human beings that so many animals have become so close to extinction...And all this time you see everyone supporting the animals and making laws to keep them safe and alive then they go and do this...Why are wolves so different from the other endangered animals? They need food, water and air to survive, they breathe the same air as we do, they have families like we do. They feel pain, sorrow, joy and love, just as we do. So they are being punished for doing what is in their nature to do..hunt! This makes me ashamed to be an American...it makes me ashamed to be human. Has our species really gotten so bad as to kill something that is already on the verge of their end just because they get angry at them? Well I guess so...If the people of OUR generation is really this bad, how bad will the next one be? I don't even want to know..

I respect animals more than i respect people. Animals do not have a voice, and I devote my life to representing that voice. When I saw this on JVM tonight, all I could do is ball my eyes out. I was laid off from my job, so I do not have any money to donate, but I will spread the word as far and wide as possible, to every tip of the Earth if I have to. I will not sleep until I know this train of madness has been derailed!!!!

it should stop

Please stop this!! I object to the killing of wolves and any other animal!!

STOP this insanity. Is nothing safe anymore? Doesn't anyone care or have a heart? Look at their faces and how they remain with one another forever. I hope these people sleep at night. I am ashamed of them

These states are beautiful, and its up to the state and federal governments to protect the environment and the animals that live there. We need to save the wolves before they become extinct.

To Kathy Crose: Let me know when you do...I'll be the signature after yours...and I can get more.

I'm Republic. But I like how Clinton protected things that need to be if we keep killing them. Run Obama out! He is worthless n doesn't care about anything in the U.S. that's why he's passing dumb laws that shouldn't be. Taking thing's away. Someone will get him. But let's run him out of office n the U.S. and make him the most hated. I know they only 4 terms. But bring Clinton back or someone that's about the U.S. and about us. Because he's not.

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