NIWA Holds Howl Across America Rally in Spirit Lake, Idaho

This is what Howl Across America is all about. NIWA (Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance) held a pro-wolf rally in Spirit Lake, Idaho where Governor Otter was “meeting with constituents”.

They brought wolf ambassadors NIWA and Maya from Wolf People. The wolves  represented their species with grace and beauty, even though it looked like the Governor wished he was miles away from them.

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Wolf snaps up spotlight

Protestors, citizens come out for Gov. Otter’s visit to Spirit Lake

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 1:35 am, Fri Sep 2, 2011. By TOM HASSLINGER/Staff writer

SPIRIT LAKE – The two sides stood apart in the drizzling rain, one holding signs protesting Idaho’s second wolf hunt, the other the state’s governor, about to honor Spirit Lake residents Rod and Nancy Erickson.

“He doesn’t want to talk to us,” said Bill Ross, one of 12 members from the wolf advocacy and education group, Wolf People, out of Cocolalla, who made the trip to Spirit Lake to protest the wolf season during Gov. Butch Otter’s Capital For a Day celebration. “He wants to avoid us like the plague.”

A few feet away from the demonstration, which included two caged wolves that licked their handlers’ hands, stood Otter, fielding questions about his position on wolf management.

READ MORE: http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_8d27110f-a5c1-5456-af06-9652ba474a2e.html

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Wolf advocates in North Idaho protest against grey wolf hunts

http://www.krem.com/news/local/Wolf-advocates-in-North-Idaho-protest-against-grey-wolf-hunts-128849008.html

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Video: Howl Across America

Photo: Courtesy JEROME A. POLLOS/Press

Posted in: Howl Across America, Howling For Justice

Tags: NIWA, Howl Across America, NIWA and Maya wolf, stop killing wolves, peaceful protests, brutal wolf hunts, Idaho, Montana, wolf persecution

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  1. You Rock!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

    • Thank you Brandy!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  2. Otter is such an asshole – I cannot stand his “entitlement” attitude. He makes me (literally) sick to my stomach.

  3. Kudos to the folks who showed up out in Idaho for the wolves!!
    Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!

  4. It has taken many years to re-establish the wolf population in Idaho, but with the help of specialists such as Jim and Jamie Dutcher (see video “Wolves at our Door”) this reintroduction was successful. Governor Otter is way out of line with his extremist views about the slaughter of wolves.

  5. Agreed Toni – & he has passed that on to his children & grandchildren.
    (If he has any) Very sad ….

  6. http://www.facebook.com/notes/truth-about-wolves/montana-wolf-permits-is-it-overkill-or-a-fundraiser/256019011095988

    Please open the link above and see the problem about the number of wolf permits in Montana.

  7. It’s obvious that Mt. cannot manage its OWN wolf population. That is why we have a little things called the Endangered Species Act & Scientists. People who actually make it “their” job to study certain creatures, plants & so forth. But, what the hell is science any ways???? Just a bunch of words that make no sense. & if you put those 2 words together U get NONSENSE. (except for the extra n)
    That is what the people of ID, MT. WY. r a bunch of nonsensical idiots that don’t listen to science.

  8. Howling–
    Not all of us Montanans are fools. Close to 800 of us have signed the Truth About Wolves (truthaboutwolves.org) Petition to be sent to Sen. Jon Tester, Sen Max Baucus, and Rep. Denny Rehberg demanding that they stop the wolf hunt and put the wolves back on the Endangered Species List.
    On Sunday, September 18th, Montana wolf supporters will be attending a large Howl Across America Rally in Bozeman with supporters from MSU.
    So please don’t blame all Montanans. Many of us love wolves and are saddened by President Obama’s and Jon Tester’s recent actions.

    • Hi Toni, I live in the Northern Rockies too. I know there are good people in Montana, many of them are my friends. Jenny is a friend of mine and was inspired to start her rally to support Howl Across America and not just Montana wolves but all wolves. Because I live in the NR I understand this issue is a complicated one. The wolf haters are a small group that are being supported by the hunting and ranching lobbies. They are also supported by the politicians in all three states. So we virtually do not have a voice. That’s why we fought so long and so hard to keep wolves out of state control. The people that really did the damage are the Democrat Senators who don’t understand Western politics or maybe they do. They knew Tester would gain points if they supported him and voted for the wolf delisting rider via budget bill. A cold, cold calculation. Sacrifice wolves in Montana and Idaho for votes.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

    • THANKYOU!! GOD BLESS YOU!!
      WHY IS IT THAT NO MATTER WHAT WE DO IT’S NEVER ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE; TO SPARE ONE BELOVED WOLF FROM MERCILESS TORTURE!!!!!! NO MATTER HOW MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS,TIRELESS LETTERS, PETITIONS ON TOP OF PETITIONS, EXHAUSTING PHONE CALLS, PROTESTS, FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, FUNDING TO RUN COMMERCIALS, BILLBOARDS, HOURS UPON HOURS UPON DAYS UPON MONTHS UPON YEARS, AND WE ARE SABOTAGED WORSE THAN EVER AND DENIED ANY MORAL OR CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE FOR OUR BELOVED ENDANGERED WOLVES, BY THE CRUELEST GREEDIEST MONSTERS/EXECUTIONERS, DISGUISED AS POLITICAL LEADERS, WHO CREATE AND FASCILITATE THE MEANS TO ABANDON ALL MORAL CONSCIENCE AND DISCREDIT OVER 3000 EXPERT SCIENTISTS….MONOPOLIZING ALL POWER AND JURISDICTION TO SLAUGHTER ALL GRAY WOLVES IN THE MOST INHUMANE AND CRUEL METHODS POSSIBLE, AS THEY FURTHER ORCHESTRATE THEIR POWER AND CONTROL TO STRIP AMERICANS OF THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE A VOTE.
      I AM SO SICK FROM ALL OF THIS I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!! THE SUFFERING IS UNBEARABLE TO ENDURE!!!!IT IS SO HEART BREAKING I AM SICK FROM IT EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! DEFEATED AND NOT EVEN ABLE TO SAVE ONE SINGLE WOLF OR PACK FAMILY!!!!! I PRAY THEY JUST DIE LESS HORRIFICALLY THAN I KNOW THAT THEY DO…….
      DEAD WOLVES ARE IN A FAR BETTER PLACE THAN THIS HELL ON EARTH THAT WE LIVE IN. I AM SAD, DISGRACED BY MY COUNTRY, AND THE PAIN IN MY HEART IS IMMEASURABLE. 800 STRONG IS HONORABLE AND I OFFER MY LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
      HOW MANY WOULD BE ENOUGH TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE? 8000 BE ENOUGH? 80,000?
      WHY CAN’T WE FIND LEADERSHIP AND ANIMAL ADVOCACY, ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROTECTION FOR ALL ENDANGERED ANIMALS, AND CRUELTY PREVENTION THAT WILL STAND, TAKE A STRONG HOLD AND NOT BE DEFEATED??

  9. Nabeki,
    Thanks for your response and support for the Montana wolf advocates.
    I have known from the start that the delisting of wolves was for political and economic reasons fostered by private interest groups for their own gain. It really does not have anything to do with the amount of elk in the Pacific Northwest or livestock depredation by wolves. It is a shame that our local ranchers and wolf haters believe the lies and don’t understand who is behind this movement.

    Together we can save the wolves,
    Toni

  10. I should of stated in my last comment “some” cannot manage & that is why “some” people in MT., ID,. & WY. ……

  11. In response to Regina’s comment, I am also very sad when I look up into the mountains and think of our threatened wolves. There are fires blazing around me in the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain ranges and the poor wolves and their pups are stuck up there in all that smoke. They are forced to move due to loss of habitat only to be killed by the many thousands of hunters carrying permits. Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” In that respect, we have failed as a nation and no longer recognize what is right and what is wrong. We have lost our sense of morality.


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