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Testimony from Friends of Animals before Alaska's Board of Game in Favor of Proposal 58 "“ Expanding the Buffer Zone to Protect Denali's Wolves

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I'm Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy group. At Friends of Animals, we acknowledge the inherent value of wolves. Regardless of whether we deem them endangered or plentiful, and whether or not we see them and believe they are beautiful, their individual lives and their freedom have meaning to them.

Wolves of Denali deserve our protection

Anchorage Daily News

By MARYBETH HOLLEMAN

Through binoculars, we could see the Mount Margaret pack, six of them, on a
gentle slope in the slanted sunlight of a cold September morning. Some were
sprawled on their sides. Others curled up, head tucked under tail. A pair,
one dark gray and one sandy white, tumbled and jumped over each other.

Aerial-Gunning Foes Plead with Obama to Ban Such Methods - RANCHERS: Ability to control predators vital to livestock industry

By John Miller
The Associated Press

Published: December 19th, 2009 09:00 PM

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/wolves/story/1063248.html

BOISE, Idaho -- A wildlife advocacy group has asked President Barack Obama to end aerial gunning of coyotes and other predators, citing an Idaho incident where a shotgun-wielding parachutist illegally fired on a wolf.

Wolves are an easy scapegoat for hunters, but facts say otherwise

Duluth News Tribune
by Sam Cook

Wolves eat deer. We know this.

But that doesn't mean that wolves are the primary reason, or even a significant reason, that the firearms deer harvest has dropped 20 percent in each of the past two seasons in Northeastern Minnesota.

I began hearing the complaints last year, and they've only increased this year.

Pilot tried to save Haber after crash

PLANE ON FIRE: Suffering from major burns, McGregor still able to walk out.

Anchorage Daily News

By RICHARD MAUER

Published: 10/16/09

As wildlife advocates mourned the plane-crash death of Gordon Haber, the biologist who spent 40 years documenting the lives and societies of Denali's wolves, his pilot was recovering Friday in a burn center in Seattle after hiking 20 miles back to civilization.

Wolf Biologist Gordon Haber Killed In Plane Crash

Friends of Animals sponsored Gordon Haber's remarkable wolf research in Denali National Park and throughout Alaska since 1993. He was the world's expert, the most intelligent voice on Alaska's wolves, and the best friend they had. Gordon's work must carry on; Friends of Animals is dedicated to that effort. His death is tragic. -- Priscilla Feral (story below)

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UPDATE: The Wolf-Killings Continue

Stop the Montana & Idaho Wolf Killings -- Sign Petition Here

Montana will not reconsider changes in this year's wolf hunt.

Montana: Changes in Wolf Hunt Are Considered

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wolves under fire; Idaho hunter called 'wolf murderer'

From Green Right Now Reports

At least three of Idaho's wolves have been killed as hunting commenced this week under the first authorized sport wolf hunt in the lower 48 states.

But while the hunt has attracted sportspeople, it has repelled others. A Lewiston-area man who killed the first wolf on opening day told the local media that he has received numerous calls of protest.

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