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.
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.
Wolf advocates in North Idaho protest against grey wolf hunts
Video: Howl Across America
Photo: Courtesy JEROME A. POLLOS/Press
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