We have our own song!!
Louise Du Toit, “Award-winning South African artist, musician, singer, composer, arranger, lyricist, actress, writer and painter” wrote Howl Across America and dedicated the song to the campaign It’s absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much Louise!!
It is my hope it will be played tomorrow at the rally in Washington, DC. Louise is in the process of making a video as well. In the meantime you can click on this link to listen and download the song.
HOWL ACROSS AMERICA
WOLF RALLY TODAY, WASHINGTON, DC
Wolf Warriors please join Friends of Animals today, Friday, August 12th, in Washington, DC, To Rally For Wolves and Protest the Upcoming Wolf Hunts.
Where:Gather at the Capitol Reflecting Pool at 9.00 a.m. (First Street and East Capitol). Then march to the White House before convening at Lafayette Park (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—directly across from the White House).
This is the time. Stand for wolves. Be a voice for the voiceless. Remember what wolves are facing in Idaho, starting August 30, 2011, eighteen days from now.
Idaho Wolf Hunt
N0 quotas in most of state. Hunters can kill 2 wolves per calendar year and since the wolf hunt in Idaho extends through March 31, 2012, hunters can apply for 2 more tags in 2012, allowing them to kill up to 4 wolves. Trappers can kill 5 wolves in 2011 and apply for more tags at the beginning of 2012. That would mean trappers could kill up to 10 wolves during this upcoming hunt.
Traps do not have to be checked for up to 72 hours, wolves could suffer for three days in a trap before being killed. Think how long three days is without food or water, with your pack-mates surrounding you, unable to help.
Remember the pups are just four to five months old. They are unable to care for themselves without the pack. Idaho has approximately 1000 wolves, 1/3 are pups. They could be killed outright or left to starve if their parents are killed.
Idaho wants to reduce its wolf population from 1000 wolves to 150. That means 850 wolves could be slaughtered in this hunt. Mothers, fathers, babies, sisters, brothers…all gone.
Hunters can use traps (leghold), snares, archery, high-powered rifles, the horror of it goes on and on. If the hunters and trappers don’t get the job done Idaho fish and game has stated they will use Wildlife Services, with their helicopter gunships and traps.
Make no mistake, this will be a bloodbath.
Wyoming wants unregulated killing of wolves in most of the state. That means if Wyoming has its way wolves can be killed every day of the year. It will be open season on them to be killed in any way possible, even running over them with a snowmobile. Wyoming has approx. 300 plus wolves. Yellowstone wolves regularly cross over the park boundaries. If that happens, they are in danger of losing their lives, just like the Cottonwood Pack back in 2009.
Montana has approx. 520 wolves. Hunters can kill 220 wolves with archery and high-powered rifles. Meanwhile Wildlife Services continues to kill wolves in Montana. The wolves will be dodging bullets from the hunts and WS.
BE THERE TO STAND FOR WOLVES IN THEIR DARK HOUR!!!
Extirpation All Over Again?
Priscilla Feral, President, Friends of Animals, will be a guest on the Jane Velez-Mitchell Show, HLN CHANNEL today @ 7pm EST, 6pm Central, 5pm Mtn and 4pm Pacific, talking about the DC Rally and the upcoming wolf slaughter. Please watch or set your DVR’s.
Visit Friends of Animals For Updates On The Washington, DC rally!!
Howling Across America To Save Wolves
Top Photo: Courtesy Louise Du Toit
Middle Photo: Courtesy All About Wolves
Bottom Photo: Courtesy First People
Posted in: Howl Across America, Wolf Wars
Tags: Howl Across America, Louise Du Toit, wolf protest, Washington, DC Rally, Friends of Animals, Priscilla Feral, wolf hunts