Action Alert From Friends of the Clearwater: Speak For Wolves in Boise on March 21

Update #2: March 22, 2012

There was a good showing of wolf advocates at the Idaho Commissioners meeting in Boise yesterday. Wolf supporters were represented well, with just a few anti-wolfers. People spoke of the importance of wolves to the ecosystem, the lack of representation of Idaho citizens who support and care about wolves and other wildlife. I’m very proud of each and every person who cared enough to take the time to speak out for wolves. In the end their testimony seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

The commissioners don’t appear to care what wolf advocates think. It looks like they’re going to increase the limits on how many wolves can be taken per hunter, expand trapping  and generally make like as miserable as possible for Idaho wolves, who are now caught in perpetual hell.

Like:

Increase bag limit to five each for hunting and trapping in the Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Dworshak, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork wolf zones.

Extend season on private land in Panhandle zone.

Add trapping season in Units 19A and 25.

Increase harvest limit in Southern Mountain zone from 25 to 40.

Increase season length in Beaverhead and Island Park zones to close on January 31.

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Update: March 22, 2012

I will update you later today on the Boise event but everything went well and there was a good turnout of wolf advocates!!

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End the Wolf Slaughter-Speak in Boise on March 21

MARCH 19, 2012

MOSCOW, ID — Over five hundred Northern Rocky Gray Wolves have been slaughtered since Idaho and Montana declared war on wolves last fall. The hunting season for wolves in Montana closed in mid-February with 166 wolves killed. But the trapping and hunting of wolves continues in Idaho, with 362 killed so far, and certain hunting zones open until late June. Such killing zones encourage the killing of cubs in their dens. The state of Idaho has also killed wolves via aerial gunning, and was close to passing a bill that would have permitted ranchers to use “live-bait” to lure in wolves and kill them.

Science demonstrates wolves are keystone predators, and play a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem health and resiliency. Since wolves returned to Yellowstone National Park over fifteen years ago, researchers have documented an increase in biodiversity, with riparian areas being restored, aspen stands regenerating, and habitat for birds, fish, and amphibians benefiting.

“The ranching industry of the West has no use for wolves or biodiversity. And a predator-free landscape is just what some outfitters in this state want,” said Ann Sydow, organizer for the Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance. “Influential outfitters want the state management agencies to do whatever it takes to artificially boost elk populations so their clients can kill them for trophies.”

Biologists note that killing apex predators does not induce elk recovery. Rather, large-scale killing of predators usually has detrimental effects on the entire system. While wolves generally take the old, sick, and weak, trophy hunters can kill elk important for breeding.

The American people have invested hundreds of millions of tax dollars in species recovery since the US Fish & Wildlife Service reintroduced Grey Wolves in the Northern Rockies in 1995. Members of the public will speak at the Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner’s meeting in Boise on March 21st 600 South Walnut, at 7pm.

“I am an American taxpayer and Idaho resident who is fed up with this deliberate extermination of an icon of wilderness–and an animal sacred to many indigenous peoples,” said Dr. Catherine Feher-Elston, an environmental historian, author, and wildlife rehabilitator. “The states of Montana and Idaho are destroying America’s investment and subverting the will of the people.”
A lawsuit challenging the Congressional budget-rider that delisted wolves from federal endangered species protection last year has yet to regain federal protections for the iconic species.

“The federal government needs to step in and relist the Gray Wolf. It is abundantly clear that states like Idaho cannot manage wolves responsibly, “said Brett Haverstick, Education & Outreach Director for Friends of the Clearwater, a plaintiff on the lawsuit. “Killing half the wolf population is not managing.”

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Region-wide pro wolf rally in Boise, Wednesday March 21st. This is an important opportunity for us to speak out against the brutal slaughter of gray wolves. The public rally will occur at 5pm outside of the Idaho Fish & Game headquarters, which is located at 600 South Walnut. If you cannot attend the rally, the Fish & Game Commissioner’s are accepting public comments starting at 7pm in the “Trophy Room” of the building.

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  1. isnt it at 5 pm?

  2. the hearing starts at 6 pm and they start taking public comments at 7, should we not be there at 5 , so when they come in to meeting they see us?

    • Doug, coming early is always a good thing.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Nabeki:

        I will come to Boise for the meeting with
        Fish & Game if you (or someone) will give me exact driving directions to the Fish & Game Headquarters. (Fly free)….on Southwest (hubby a retired Captain). I’ll be flying in from Albuquerque, NM that morning (first flight). Can rent a car or maybe someone could pick me up at airport (4:35 pm flt arrives. ) Can get myself back to the Airport next morning by taxi.

        Looking into how I can get to Wisconsin…SWA doesn’t fly there…
        will look at the map.

        Keep up the excellent work….I couldn’t get into the signing in
        previously on the website…but wrote letters to all the State
        Senators, etc. & called their offices.

        Sandi Holland, Santa Fe, NM
        Lobbyist for Alaska Wilderness League (Refuge)

      • Sandra…so glad to hear you are going to Boise. The wolves need you. This is very exciting to see someone make this effort, it’s quite the trip. I will call my wolf friends tomorrow and see if anyone can pick you up. If not I can send you the directions from the airport to Fish and Game. I’ll send you an email (:

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

  3. Wish I could be there. I support & admire every one who makes the effort to save wolves and our environment from this brutality and stupidity.

    • Thank you Lynn!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  4. See posting above.

    Sandi

    • Hi Sandy, I’ll be flying in from Chicago – do you still need a ride when u get in from the airport?? Would be more than happy to come & get u. My flight gets in @ 1:00 P.M.

      • I should clarify – my flight gets in tomorrow @ 1:00

      • Wow you’re gong too ramses? This is so amazing. It’s exactly what wolf advocates need to do. We have to start meeting and organizing in real time. I’m still working on my big post but I needed to promote the Boise rally. I’m very excited to see this!! And so nice of you to offer Sandra a ride!

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

  5. We are all with you in spirit and pray that the meeting will have some outcome in favor to stop the killing of the wolves now.. We need to demand that they stop now or the wolves may suffer dire consequences that can never be reversed. Look what happened to the Red Wolves in the gulf states.

  6. Please tell me who to write in Idaho and Wisconsin. I can’t be there, but would love to send the legislator’s a message.

  7. Denise, I’m from Wisconsin and you can contact Jon Erpenbach . He is my state senator and voted no on the SB411. Also there is Janis Ringhand, my assembly woman who also voted no on AB502. The DNR will take your messages but they are not calling the shots. A Republican you may contact is Dale Schultz from Richland Center and he voted yes on SB411. Google Wisconsin Legislature and you will find them. Look for Kleefish. He is an assemblyman and his wife is Lt. Gov. He’s the fool that is talking about a sandhill crane hunt. Sandra Holland, Delta flies into Madison. I belong to the Alaska Wilderness League. I will call you.

  8. I don’t have a car to travel to the event…
    However, I will be there in spirit,
    as well as the perpetual display of my Wolf Nations flags,
    in support for our noble wolves and demands for an end
    to the brutality Great Spirit’s majestic creations.
    I slammed the Republican-controlled legislature
    of Wisconsin for wasting taxpayers’ money on SB411,
    and warned Wisconsin’s wacko Gov. Walker that if
    he does not veto the bill, that I would boycott the state
    and put his administration to shame.
    I even slammed the governor over his attacks on the
    middle class and poor, destroying jobs,
    appeasing the greedy special interests
    for political gain and satisfying his bloated ego.

    • Thanks Wizard….the wolves need all the support we can give them. Idaho has killed 362 wolves in the hunt and it won’t be over until June 2012 in the Selway and Lolo. I’ve never witnessed anything so brutal, it’s a feeding frenzy. To think Congress, USFWS and Obama unleashed this on the wolves knowing full well the consequences.

      It’s a wolf holocaust and yet where is the media? I’m stunned by their silence. They should be ashamed and everyone that had a hand in this should hang their heads in shame.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones.
      Nabeki

  9. Proofreading:
    I don’t have a car to travel to the event…
    However, I will be there in spirit,
    as well as MY perpetual display of my Wolf Nations flags,
    in support for our noble wolves and demands for an end
    to the brutality OF Great Spirit’s majestic creations.
    I slammed the Republican-controlled legislature
    of Wisconsin for wasting taxpayers’ money on SB411,
    and warned Wisconsin’s wacko Gov. Walker that if
    he does not veto the bill, that I would boycott the state
    and put his administration to shame.
    I even slammed the governor over his attacks on the
    middle class and poor, destroying jobs,
    appeasing the greedy special interests
    for political gain and satisfying his bloated ego.

  10. “Rich hunting and ranching organizations are running Idaho, and they have no use for biodiversity. Lets face it; a predator-free landscape and fat, complacent elk make life easier for their members. But the rest of us Idahoans including some hunters and ranchers, don’t want our wild lands managed either as a game farm or a cattle ranch.
    Take the words “wolf” and “elk ” out of the equation and what you have is Idaho Fish & Game coming close to killing off our last few hundred of an animal fresh off the Endangered Species List, in order to artificially drive up already high numbers of an another animal, for the benefit of some special interest groups. Between the barbaric wolf hunting methods and groups centered around hating wolves, Idaho has earned a reputation for animal cruelty. People from all over are boycotting our goods, and God help our tourist industry.

    • Ann, that is a really excellent statement!! I’d like to add it to the front of the blog if you don’t mind? It pretty much sums up the wretched situation wolves are facing in Idaho.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,

      Nabeki

  11. PLEASE,PLEASE I BEG EVERYBODY!!! GO ,GO,GO TO BOISE !!! GO,MY GOD,WHO CAN,GO,GO,GO !!! I’M WITH YOU WITH MY SPIRIT,WITH MY SOUL!!!! I CAN’T…UNFORTUNATELY I’M LIVING IN EUROPA! FROM EUROPA CAME EVERY BAD AND STUPID IDEA ABOUT WOLVES!!! SHAME ON EUROPA,JUST SHAME !!!

    • Dear Agnes, I know you would be there if you could, I’m hoping for a big crowd. The wolves need advocates to stand up for them and show these wolf haters that wolves are loved in this country and around the world. There’s the famous saying from the movie Network that applies to this situation….”I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”. Wolves need to be relisted under the ESA, not trapped in a state that wants to slaughter most of their population in the cruelest of ways.

      Lets just hope people heed the call and show up on Wednesday!!

      Thank you for your wonderful support for wolves and for this blog!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  12. God help, please

  13. wow..this is fantastic…such anoutporing of ACTION!wish i were closer but my heart and spirit are with you all.thank you for your amazing work for the wolves.

  14. I wish everyone who is able to be in Boise well and I hope your voices are heard…I do not believe the Feds will ever resume care over wolves or other animals….The trend is to move away from this issue and let the states struggle with it….What is possible, however, is that the Federal government adopt and impose a set of standards of practice upon all states, essentially expecting a certain standard across the USA. Those standards would include ways of managing natural resources (i.e., preservation of the resource – NOT – special interests of hunters and cattlemen) as well as standards of treatment of wild animals (i.e., fair practice and science based hunts – NOT- extreme measures and cruelty)…Maybe a state or two will adopt such an attitude and draft standards and other states could follow…In any case, killing wolves is a major source of income for states like Idaho and this is what’s really happening there. I intend to find a way to gather a group to work on that as soon as I am not quite so personally bogged down…Again, good luck in Boise!

  15. I would love to join, but I’m too far away (Denmark). I’m with you in spirit though and wish all of you luck – luck – luck. Sharing as widely as possible

  16. I can’t be there in person but will be there in spirit. I just don’t understand how anyone in their ‘right mind’ could see killing as an answer. I’m still somewhat stunned that one of the legislators I emailed sent me pictures of ‘wolf kills’ that are already all over the ‘net. does she think her pretty little packets of store bought meat grew in the container??? NO predator kill is pretty and that includes man’s meat packing plants. one of my state legislators wrote back to me when this whole ‘state management’ fiasco hit. he said that it is now in the hands of the state(s) to do their own management. I need to write again and see if he still thinks slaughter is good management!

  17. Good luck everyone – with you in spirit also.

  18. “I’m still somewhat stunned that one of the legislators I emailed sent me pictures of ‘wolf kills’ that are already all over the ‘net. does she think her pretty little packets of store bought meat grew in the container???”

    I’m always amazed at this line of thought also – it seems politicians and the anti-wolf crowd try to bank on what it is they think we don’t know, or play to people’s fears – but they only succeed in insulting our intelligence.

    • Which legislator did this? Idaho? or Oregon? That person is supposed to be a leader…and to have excellent communication
      skills in order fulfill a leadership position. When people are voted into office, their voters usually expect someone to be more intelligent and have better communication skills! Makes you wonder what that “leader’s” voters are like! Pitiful.Eighth grade education?

      The legislators must all be ranchers…enough said.

      • Sandra, I read all your comments but didn’t want to make it public because all your private info was included. I emailed ramses and sent her your phone number and she will call you in the morning.

        Here I am up in the middle of the night again…lol

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

      • Sandra, I read all your comments but didn’t want to make it public because all your private info was included. I emailed ramses and sent her your phone number and she will call you in the morning.

        Here I am up in the middle of the night again…lol

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

      • for those who wanted to know which senator was the one who sent me pictures of livestock kills – it was Sen Siddoway of Idaho. I heard back from a few but all except her were totally against live bait usage. and, as sadly amusing as it may be – I did see a post about a year ago where someone SERIOUSLY said that people should stop killing animals for meat and just go to their local grocery store and by the already packaged meat – that way no animals were killed. HUH?

  19. I am so sorry I cannot come. I support each and every one with my whole heart and soul and I will follow you on this blog or on the Facebook all along. Boston is just too far… Should there be a rally in Washington, DC, later this spring, I might join you there.

    There is something else I would like to bring to your attention. According to the Defenders of Wildlife, the federal government planes are ready to gun down 75 wolves in the Lolo Valley (out of about 100). Yes, the same federal government whom we are asking to relist the wolves, and in the same planes proudly decorated with “paw print” decals, one for very wolf shot down. I thought that we were past this, that the 14 wolves gunned down earlier this year in the same area assuaged Idaho’s thirst for blood and murder at least for this season.
    The Defenders are saying (in the letter I have just received today) that they are working with their “allies, including hundreds of wildlife supporters in Idaho”. Did they approach any of view out there? Are they a presence either in Idaho or in Montana?

  20. I’m in California. I wrote each member of the commission a letter demanding they stop slaughtering wolves. I also write the whitehouse.gov (contact us) every single day asking that they put wolves back on the Endangered Species List. I just got a letter from the VP asking me what issue is most important to me – so I clicked on other and put PUTTING WOLVES BACK ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST and then went into more comment about it in the appropriate comment box beneath that. Here’s the link so that everyone can demand the same thing – the power in numbers/organizing thing – we all need to let the Pres and the VP know every single day…here’s the link – http://my.barackobama.com/Your-Bottom-Line-Issue6

  21. Have any of you guys ever heard of Wolf Biologist Gorden C. Haber? While doing research for my essay on wolf hunting, I came across one of his articles, and I want to share it will all of you. It’s called “Biological, Conservation, and Ethical Implications of Exploiting and Controlling Wolves,” and it basically describes why wolves should not be hunted and should only be controlled under certain circumstances. Someone should present this as scientific justification for ending the wolf slaughter at the rally tomorrow.

    http://www.alaskawolves.org/Reports_files/Biological,%20Conservation,%20and%20Ethical%20Implications%20of%20Exploiting%20and%20Controlling%20Wolves_1.pdf

    • Yes Carla…Gordon Haber was a force of nature, a dedicated wolf biologist who’s research on wolves is invaluable. He was dedicated to the wolves of Denali. Sadly he was killed in a small plane crash in 2009, just as the first wolf hunts had begun in Montana and Idaho. He is sorely missed. Friends of Animals was a major supporter of his. His death was a huge loss for wolves and wildlife advocates.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  22. Wish I could attend the rally, but I live too far away, and I have too much work to do on my essay, which is about why wolf hunting should be banned (its for school, though I am taking the idea of publishing it into consideration). But my heart will be at the rally tomorrow, supporting each and every one of you and your wonderful cause; I hope that it is a huge success.

  23. Send me directions in case someone can’t pick me up. I’ll go
    ahead and reserve a car ….in case.

    Sandi

  24. Wolves are being killed for the opinions of the Ranchers, Sports Hunters, Governors, and Politicians.

  25. Good Luck, I’ll be praying for all of you.

  26. I REALLY want to be there – thought about flying in for previous demonstrations and hopefully one of these times I will make it – good luck to all of you

  27. I hope Idaho cattle ranchers and elk hunters will see the light soon. Think beyond their prejudices that poisons their brains. Be curious to know the truth. What science studies know about how wolves in Idaho contribute to the environment.

  28. God speed for all of you.

  29. I’m so glad the event went well Nabeki! I can’t wait for the update later today! Thank you so much for all you do!

  30. Nabeki,So the meeting fell on deaf ears.. I’m disappointed.. This is a nightmare for the wolves.Thank You for being there and thank you for being the voice for the wolves. We must never give up as frustrating as this is. Someday this just has to turn around. Bert C.

    • This is just the beginning Bert. It’s going to be a bumpy ride but I think the grass roots wolf movement is finally coming together!! I didn’t expect any less than the commissioners public reaction but I wonder what they thought privately? I think they believed we would all fade off into the sunset and forget about wolves. They guessed wrong.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  31. Just returned from Boise, Idaho Fish & Game meeting last night
    Before the meeting started,we were outside on a very busy street…
    Sandra & Sandra (2 of us from different states) held a very large sign
    up…and we waved at everyone who drove by! The majority of
    drivers refused to look at us….but a guesstiment is about 1/4 of the
    cars, honked & waved back. Now what that told us was …that
    all of Boise is NOT FOR SHOOTING THE WOLVES. (REMEMBER
    THIS)

    We signed in to speak, Dr. Catherine Feher-Elston spoke about
    traits and life styles of wolves & the history of persecution and
    how the Native Americans revere wolves..

    There were three of us plus the Clear Water people…and a packed
    crowd! To shorten this mini report, the majority of the people there
    were for the wolves, stop the killing (local citizens). The room was vary crowded…and it was large room…somewhere around 60 to
    75 people plus the Fish & Game, one Senator, and local officials.
    I would like to say also, that Fish & Game treated us well ;let everyone speak for three minutes.

    However, it was obvious and several local speakers stated that
    the Fish & Game did not have a viable plan; that they had no
    idea (they admitted this) how many wolves they had in Idaho,
    could be that the 500 wolves now dead could be MOST OF THEM,
    or that there could be 500 more!

    This was the most impressive info to me….that they really had no
    idea how many wolves there are in Idaho. Wyoming knows how
    many they have, and so does Montana. I have no idea if
    the State of Michigan has any idea at all. SOMEONE NEEDS TO
    TAKE ON THAT JOB (VOLUNTEER, HELP OUT!). WE NEED TO
    KNOW (A STRONG ESTIMENT) of how many wolves are in
    Michigan.

    I spoke, but my comments were totally differerent than anyone elses.
    I spoke about the subsidies that every farmer & every rancher in this
    country get on either a monthly or annual basis. (I’ll find out…think
    it is annual). Subsidies are and have been given out for years &
    years (can find that out also)…goes back before WWII for sure.
    This money is paid in the event the weather doesn’t cooperate…
    leaving crops unusable or cotton or beans, or grain, etc. insuffient
    for the nation. This also covers wolves killing cattle, sheep, etc.

    My idea is that they are “double dipping.” Even if the wolves are
    killing the cattle, sheep, etc., that is what the subsidies are for.
    (remember this) They are not supposed to be getting all that money
    $90,000 per year for a small farm or tiny ranch) as much as a
    $1,000,000 if it is a very large ranch or farm.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These farmers/ranchers should not be getting both …money and
    dead wolves. Subsidies are for the climate and hail, weevals AND
    WOLVES OR DOGS OR CATS, OR SNAKES….GOES ON….
    DESTROYING THE CROPS/CATTLE.

    Since I am a retired Marketing/Management Professor,& know something
    (not all) about ranching, I am going to develop a PLAN….and it will
    be BOLD. THOSE WHO LOVE WOLVES MUST PLAN TO BE
    BOLD ALSO…OR THIS ISN’T GOING TO WORK.

    WE WILL ATTACK….IN A POLITICAL WAY.

    TUNE IN FOR THE NEXT INFO…PLAN…AND I AM OPEN
    TO IDEAS (I really don’t know everything, but how many of you
    remember when Roe v Wade was fought by my friend Sara
    Wedington in the Supreme Court…and won for women the’
    right to CHOOSE how large a woman’s family would be?
    After that was won, Idaho’s courts had to permit women’t rights
    or be in contempt by the Supreme Court in DC. WOMEN all
    over America quit buying pototoes (1988 ?)..lasted six months
    & Idaho women today have the right to choose.

    TO BE CONTINUED. TUNE IN. (sorry if there are misspelling…
    tired from the quick trip & back to Idaho.

    • Great to hear from you Sandra, thank you so much for the update. We were all anxious to hear first hand how it went. It sounds like you got a very good turnout. I know about the subsidies that ranchers and farmers get. Some get them not to grow crops or raise cattle on their land. They basically get money to do nothing. It’s ridiculous. It’s how the government manipulates the prices for them, so I guess that’s why they call them subsidies. The same with the Wildlife Service goons, they are paid with taxpayer money to rid the land of predators and other animals for agriculture, another subsidy. We are paying the government to kill our wildlife.

      As for subsidies they receive for wolf depredations, they should never get that money. Wolves kill so few livestock it doesn’t even register. Ranchers lose thousands of livestock to non predation and they aren’t paid for that. It’s a good ole boy’s system. How many businesses in America are propped up the way ranching and farming are?

      Thank you again for taking the time to speak out for wolves. Looking forward to part two of your comment. Get some well deserved rest.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

    • Great to hear from you Sandra, thank you so much for the update. We were all anxious to hear first hand how it went. It sounds like you got a very good turnout. I know about the subsidies that ranchers and farmers get. Some get them not to grow crops or raise cattle on their land. They basically get money to do nothing. It’s ridiculous. It’s how the government manipulates the prices for them, so I guess that’s why they call them subsidies. The same with the Wildlife Service goons, they are paid with taxpayer money to rid the land of predators and other animals for agriculture, another subsidy. We are paying the government to kill our wildlife.

      As for subsidies they receive for wolf depredations, they should never get that money. Wolves kill so few livestock it doesn’t even register. Ranchers lose thousands of livestock to non predation and they aren’t paid for that. It’s a good ole boy’s system. How many businesses in America are propped up the way ranching and farming are?

      Thank you again for taking the time to speak out for wolves. Looking forward to part two of your comment. Get some well deserved rest.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Nabeki:

        I think we should start a BAN. We can’t afford a court case. We
        don’t want to wait to see if they are going to stop….because they
        aren’t. Everything is going their way, why should they?

        I am prepared to develop bumber stickers….with approval
        from a couple of you….something along the line of
        BAN BEEF, SAVE WOLVES. I could rent a mailbox and
        requests (send $1.00 for a banner or two banners) so it
        wouldn’t have to besold on the website….just an address to
        order them….I don’t need to make any profit & would be willing
        to create them, pay for them…we can all participate in the
        getting the word out….send notice to all wildlife organizations.

        I am willing to start by doing this with a donation of $1,000
        to pay for the stickers, the $1.00 coming into the postoffice
        box would pay for more. Give them two…to pass on to a friend.
        Too radical for the cause? I don’t think so.

  32. No takers? Maybe my offer is not clear…I am willing to donate
    the $1,000 for bumper /bumper (how is that spelled?) stickers.
    If we need to order more, the $1.00 for two will build for further
    needs like a banner to carry, etc.

    • i have no problems putting bumper stickers on my car for a good cause. I personally don’t believe ‘ban beef, save wolves’ is a good idea. nothing against vegetarian/vegans but that is too close to their stance that everyone should be veg/fruit eaters only.

    • Sandra….I will email you about your proposals and generous offer. Also Howling for Justice can now be reached privately on Wolf Warriors (FB). http://facebook.com/wolfwarriors. The new timeline format allows for private mail and I think that would be a better format to discuss specifics.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • Tell you what, I am already vegan…have been for years…I would love to display whatever bumper sticker idea you come up with…it is very challenging not to want to do to them what they do to wolves….can you imagine hunters and the commission in traps…being ignored? I DO BELIEVE THEY WILL REAP WHAT THEY SOW…just praying it will be real soon. Count me in for whatever letters need to be written to whomever…I am writing the VP and the President daily (sometimes twice)..have written both my Senators and Rep too…really like the attitude Sandra has (and her first hand experience from Roe vs Wade)…Right on!

  33. Then, I am open to other wording but it needs to fit the cause.

    Let’s play with some wording. Save the Wolves ……doesn’t really
    tell what is going on. from what?…..and because this is happing in Idaho, many people don’t even know where this state is…much less
    what is going on. If one isn’t tuned in to Idaho….or the
    northwest….or wildlife…they may not know what is going on.
    I am open to any suggestions. ANYTHING….WE CAN WORK
    FROM THERE.

  34. The banner needs to refer to the cause somehow.

    Ranchers killing wildlife; Ranchers killing Gray Wolves

    Something…banners are to let others know & that the person
    with one on their car supports the wolves or that they
    do not support the killing of them. Different verbage.
    Help me out. Nothing is too extreme…and it has to fit in
    fairly big lettering on the banner or no one could read it….
    Banners are 11″ long, and 3″ wide. Big lettering so it
    can be read.

  35. I wish I could have gone to Boise – I WANT TO POINT OUT AN ERROR IN THE BODY OF THE TEXT ABOVE; WOLVES BABIES ARE PUPS NOT CUBS.

    • I saw it Maggie, some people do call them that but I chose to leave it because I did not write it. But we have much bigger problems then whether someone calls a wolf pup a pup or a cub.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

      • What does it matter? Wolf pups or cubs are being killed too, along with the adult wolves.

  36. Since I travel with a wolf, I don’t get near certain states these days.

    However, the comment above about “What is your bottom line issue?” on Obama’s site is appropriate:

    Those who chose to fear and hate any species that they cannot control without killing, will never, repeat, NEVER change.

    Since voter turnout rarely exceeds 60% of eligible voters anywhere in the US, You ALL and everyone who expresses offense at this genocide, ecocide, murder of a highly intelligent social species that far, far antedates humans on this, its continent, YOU must vote out every legislator and elected administrator who voted for those “management” bills.
    You would do well to deny any who act behind gun or trap or poison, any professional position in governing your state.

    This was my bottom line years ago, and I will vote against Obama and his rancher Interior Secretary – and long have told them that I will speak and act to deny them continued power.

    Compromise because you fear, repeat, FEAR that his opponents will be elected, is inappropriate if you trade lives for presumption that any wolves will in the future be saved by this man or any who have used their power to allow this killing.

    I have been right up close to animals having their throats crushed in predators’ jaws on more than a couple occasions, and I have to side with the natures of each animal.
    This is not an issue in which humans can be adequate judges. We are merely fearful, vengeful chimp relatives immigrated from Africa, victims of our own fears.
    The wolf is a carnivore, and whether or not his native land has a balanced ecosystem at present is clearly not a problem that this, our species can “manage.” .

    • Michael, I use to have a wolf/ tundra and mexican gray mixed. I defended her to narrow minded people. She is no longer with me, because of circumstances beyond my control.
      Idaho, Montana think wolves are dangerous. BAH. they are very loving animals.
      Wolves take better care of their packs than some people take care of their own families.

  37. Thanks for the feedback. Send more feedback! We will only
    get one chance on this.

    Nabeki: Good idea. I’ll look at what else you have elsewhere.

  38. GRRR sounds like the commissioner was not impressed with our presentation…..what now>>?
    Attending the meeting the next day (the day after the testimony), the commissioners discussed what they had heard. According to reports from the public who listened, Commissioners had no sympathy for any of the testimony presented and felt the public is clueless. They thought that science was on their side. Pleas for not reducing wolf population down to 150 were ignorant (chairman McDermott: “The public is full of misinformation. They need to understand a need for balance between wolves and ungulates”). Gary Powers said “Idaho is not Yellowstone. We don’t have a problem with over-browsed aspen”. Powers apparently felt that benefits of wolves were limited to vegetation in Yellowstone Park, not Idaho.

    Commissioner Randy Budge said the public is polarized and he hoped that the public involvement meeting coming up could get “both sides” together to “get to know each other.” By getting to know the other side, he said, people would be better able to come to consensus on controversial issues. However, he followed by saying that “the commission could never get anything done if the public looked like that group last night.”

    It was obvious that those who testified were more diverse than the white, middle-aged hunters who sat on the Fish and Game Commission.

    There was no sympathy for the large number who passionately opposed trapping. It was not discussed, and McDermott even remarked that trapping was their most effective tool to control wolves. One of the commissioners did say that trapping was only a two-month season so it should not be a hardship on the public.

    The Commission released its new wolf rules for the 2012-13 season.

    Gray Wolf

    o Increase bag limit to five each for hunting and trapping in the Panhandle, Palouse-Hells Canyon, Dworshak, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork wolf zones.

    o Extend the season on private land in Panhandle zone.

    o Add a trapping season in Units 19A and 25.

    o Increase harvest limit in Southern Mountain zone from 25 to 40.

    o Increase season length in Beaverhead and Island Park zones to close on January 31.

    • I know Lynne, it’s very sad, I just posted on it. But we don’t need to be sad we need to get mad. I don’t know about you but I’m very tired of writing about dead wolves and I’m sure everyone is sick of reading about the misery and suffering the wolf haters are causing. We need action and organization. I’m still writing a post that I’ve been writing for a week on my vision for the future.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  39. Enjoyed every bit of your article.Really thank you! Want more.

    • This is for everyone Thank you for your part in protecting the Wolves. Some people call the baby wolves pups and others cubs. It does not matter. What matters is that the killing of all wolves be stopped.


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