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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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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

Thank you for all you are doing Friends of Animals! I encourage Wolf Advocates to stand for wolves today in Washington, DC. Our voices must be heard. Let the 81 Senators who voted to delist wolves via budget rider and the anti-wolf crowd know we will "not go gentle into that good night" while America's wolves are decimated. For the wolves, For the wild ones, Nabeki

Mankind is not only destroying himself, but he's out to exterminate our wildlife, too. Our world is contaminated and animals aren't to blame. But they're on Man's hit list. Unless we take a stand NOW, and speak-up for what wildlife is left, we will lose them all: Wolves, Seals, Whales, Birds, Bears, Tigers and Lions, Elephants, Ferrets, Wild Horses, the list is endless. We must make our voices heard!

i do so much love trying to not kill wolfs they are my favorite animal DON'T KILL THE WOLFS PS. i am a kid

We have got to stop killing our animals. This is so wrong on so many different levels. Please, while this angers me greatly, I can only plead that you stop this horror.

Please leave the wolves alive in there world of wild to be free and live. they are beautiful animals respect them . Leave them alone. They are GOD'S creatures. They are to be left alone by humans.

I've always believed people come in two varieties - the NORMAL ones who study and love Nature and those who don't, and consequently remain forever (backward). I suspect the Prez and the governors of the Wolf-killer states must belong in the latter category, as seems to be the case with ALL politicianos..!! You think it clever to extirpate Wolves for a second time (you've probably never had the basic gumption to read Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac", have you? YOUR LOSS..!!) You and those of your ilk are directly responsible for the HATRED many people feel for their own species and, rest assured, that hatred WILL be unleashed in good time, to teach others that what they do to Nature will rebound on their species a thousandfold. El que siempre bientos cosecha tempestades..!!

Wolves have rights just like we have rights. It is not fair to go into the woods armed agianst animals when they have nothing to protect themselves...

We have become the animals! Every living thing has a right to life. God had the proper controls, man has interrupted the balance. Now the answer is KILL!. Shame on us.

Wolves, after near eradication and years of struggle to thrive, have made a comeback in US states – Montana, Idaho, Wyoming. I encourage ranchers and settlers to figure out ways to use effective deterrents such as fladry (flickering bright flags) and patrolling horse and riders, and wise use of settlement expansion, so these creatures and the respective wildlife that support them can be sustained. The wildlife of our planet should remain protected, looked upon as a part of earth’s sustaining and habitat-enriching life forms, and be another facet of our (native-Americans and current peoples) problem-solving history for co-existence. An ecologic diversity in our planet’s natural resources is needed to support us – clean water, nutrient recycling in soils, flora and fauna – and can only happen in these beautiful wild rural and rich habitat areas with well thought out best practices and stewardship. The animals are intelligent, beautiful, wild; we should not use cruel means of stressing and eradicating them.

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