ACTION ALERT: Friends of Animals: Howl-In, Phone-In for Wolves, Tues. Aug. 30 in New York City

The New York City office of Friends of Animals is staging a Howl-in, Phone-In to protest a wolf extermination scheme set to begin in Idaho on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, and in Montana on September 3rd.

The Howl-In, Phone-In is taking place at the entrance to Central Park at Columbus Circle on Tuesday, August 30—from 12:00-2:00PM. We’ll be placing calls, and mailing postcards, to the three governors—demanding the slaughter be cancelled immediately, and pressing a tourism boycott of those states.

Friends of Animals’ president, Priscilla Feral, says, “What’s about to happen to gray wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming—who are a vital part of the ecosystem—is vile. Governors of these states are subjecting wolves to pogroms from the Middle Ages.”

Because gray wolves were taken off the Endangered Species List in the Northern Rockies—through a rider placed in the 2011 federal budget bill—they unfortunately face state-sponsored slaughter in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. It’s estimated that only 1,500 gray wolves remain in those three states.

Friends of Animals has announced an economic and travel boycott of these three states—including Yellowstone National Park, which exists in all three—until wolves are no longer persecuted.

What: Howl-In, Phone-In for Wolves

When: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Where: Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park—59th St between Central Park South & Broadway in Manhattan

Why: Protest the state-sponsored wolf-killing in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Questions?

Please contact Edita Birnkrant, New York Director of Friends of Animals

E-mail: Edita@FriendsofAnimals.org

Phone: (212) 247-8120

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Photo: Courtesy First People, Michael Durham

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Friends of Animals

Tags: Friends of Animals, Howl In, Phone In, Columbus Circle, Central Park,  New York City, Idaho wolf hunt, wolf slaughter

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Howl Across America Rallies

Howl Across America Pro Wolf Rally, Cour d’Lene, Idaho, Sunday, August 28, 2011

Howl Across America was born just a few short months ago. It was an idea whose time had come. Grass roots wolf advocates were not being heard, our voices drowned out by the radical rantings of the right. In over two years, since Obama delisted wolves in the Northern Rockies, we’ve had very little to celebrate. Our only victory was the relisting of wolves by Judge Molloy in 2010, thereby canceling  that year’s wolf hunts. Since that time wolves have been delisted once again, stripped of their badly needed ESA protections and subject to brutal state management, who aim to severely reduce their populations.

Howl Across America is a campaign created to give wolf advocates a place to gather and plan rallies to protest the barbaric wolf hunts and show support for gray wolves. Our goal is to bring pressure on the wolf states by shedding much-needed light on this dreadful situation. There has been a virtual national media blackout on the wolf hunts. Many local people in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming have no  idea what is about to happen to wolves, let alone the rest of the country. We want to change that.

We’ve had some success, baby steps as we move along, learning and growing. We’ve sounded the alarm that wolves in the Northern Rockies are in the grave danger. Without your support they could once again disappear from the American west. This is the time for action, not complacency.  The success of Howl Across America lies with you.

Idaho’s wolves may be on the verge of extirpation once again. We’ve shouted this from the roof tops, yet most wolf supporters, even though expressing support for wolves on FB and other sites,  have not organized a protest rally, or even shown up for existing ones. Today in Cour d’Lene, Idaho we had a modestly good turnout and I want to personally thank my friend and fellow HAA administrator, Ann S.,  for organizing the rally in Cour d’lene. You did a terrific job and thanks to everyone who turned out.  BUT there were many more people who had committed to coming who did not show up . Several days ago 200 people protested the mega-loads,  some were even arrested. Where is that same  passion for wolves?  What do we need to say to make you understand how dire this situation is? Aren’t wolves worth the effort?

Appealing to President Obama or Senators, who voted to delist wolves via budget rider, is really non-productive in our opinion. Why would you appeal to people who threw Montana and Idaho wolves under the bus, in a misguided attempt to help Senator Tester retain his seat?

I’ve repeated this tens of times but I’ll say it again, EVERY SINGLE SENATOR, EXCEPT WYDEN, LEAHY AND LEVIN, VOTED TO DELIST GRAY WOLVES via budget rider.  That includes Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, both Udalls, John Kerry, Cardin and the list goes on. Forget writing to them, you’re wasting your time. They and President Obama are the reason wolves are facing these horrific hunts.

This is the time to take action. Boycott the wolf states and make sure you write to the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming to let them know how you feel about the way they are treating wolves in their states. Tell them why you won’t be doing business or vacationing there until the war against wolves is halted.

It’s up to you. Are you willing to allow wolves to slip away without saying a word? Do you want the wolf hate groups to have their way with these iconic animals and yet say nothing, do nothing? I’m challenging each and every one of you to get up and make a difference.

Visit Howl Across America and get involved.  Network with other advocates. When you commit to attending a rally, SHOW UP. There is nothing worse than planning a rally, having people commit to attending the rally and then on the big day, crickets.

The Idaho wolf hunt starts on August 30, 2011, that’s TOMORROW!! The wolves have no idea the hell they going to face. Their babies are just four months old and still have their milk teeth. They will be targeted along with their parents and pack-mates.  Much blood will flow, wolf families will be torn apart, before the guns, arrows, snares and traps finish their deadly work.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”….Edmund Burke

HOWL ACROSS AMERICA

Washington DC Rally August 2011

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Wolf Lovers To Protest In North Idaho

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2011/aug/26/wolf-lovers-protest-north-idaho/

Photos: Courtesy Howl Across America Rally

Posted in: Howl Across America

Tags: Wolf Wars, protest wolf hunts, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, wolf slaughter

Published in: on August 29, 2011 at 4:35 am  Comments (16)  
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