Be There Today, Howling For Wolves In Helena!!

Today is the day wolf advocates to show your support for wolves and protest the brutal wolf hunts.

64 wolves have died for nothing in the Idaho/Montana hunts.

Howling for Wolves in Helena:
Advocates Rally in Montana Capital to Demand End to Wolf Slaughter

What: Press Conference and Rally
When: Friday, October 14th, 2011; 12pm-2pm
Where: Montana State Capital Building, 1301 EAST 6TH AVENUE, Helena, Montana 59620-0801

http://www.friendsofanimals.org/news/2011/october/howling-for-wolves-i.html

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STOP KILLING WOLVES. JUST STOP!

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  1. Nabeki and others. I was reading on here that hunters in Montana have killed 18 or 19 wolves and now I see 11 wolves only killed. Does anyone know what is going on here? I hope there is still a way we can stop these hunts.

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    • Jon, this isn’t the first time they’ve changed these numbers, I have no idea how you report 18 wolves dead over a period of days and then change it back to eleven. What happened to the seven wolves that were included yesterday? Can’t they count @ Mt FWP? Something is very weird about this.. The saddest thing is the Idaho numbers continue to climb, now @ 53 up from 48 yesterday. There are only two ways to stop the hunts, through the courts, with the pending appeal to the Ninth Circuit or putting enough pressure on these wolf states, via boycotts and protests that they might rethink their wolf killing ways. Just hold on to this thought:

      “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”….Margaret Mead

      Howl In Helena For the Wolves,
      Nabeki

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  2. thank you nabeki. In Oregon, there are under 20 wolves and they are still killing them for livestock depredations. They recently gave 2 wolves in OR death sentences. but enviro groups stepped in and that’s on all for now. They wanted to kill the alpha male. It’s sickening when you look at how many wolves are in OR and how many cattle/livestock animals.

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    • I read your article and noted the sports hunters recurrent claim namely that wolves drive off their prey. Apart from giveaway language that assumes sports hunters, a small number of men, perhaps 12% or less (and in this case of Oregon’s population) enjoy right of first night with feral ungulates, that other archaic feudal right is implied, exclusive access to game reserves created tended and stocked for their benefit alone.

      People fled Europe, took Nulle terre, their New World, by main force so as not to endure these and other inequities. Finally a kind of Democracy prevailed in America. If never perfect, nevertheless, in the name of Democracy, hieratic formalized recreational hunting in Oregon Idaho Wyoming has been reduced to the park. There a sportsman’s detritus can always be found after the hunt, beer cans and porn mags. It’s sad to be wrong all the time. And in fact there was a time when American sports hunters were not, namely, before they could hold a gun. Projected violence and aggression meant to steel one’s childhood self against a parent’s violent displays or physical abuse is never an error. It’s a tragedy. It’s just that it won’t do. A sports hunter cannot manage his personal dynamic by violence and be accepted into the company of conservationists, that portion of humanity who believe the right to life should be extended to Earth’s diversity of others. Sports hunters cannot even enjoy the company of their wives and children as numerous studies prove. Dominionism rules in the home.

      On the issue of what influences the movement of elk or deer, sports hunters are wrong. They dismiss science preferring instead self-serving notions. The movement they notice is real. Elk are always edgy and mobile when a sports hunter is near. How much or how little ungulates move in response to a wolf a sports hunter can never know not even if he should wander the park unarmed. The elk are a good judge of character, they better judge the sports hunter than he does himself.

      http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2193/2008-210
      Contrasting Effects of Wolves and Human Hunters on Elk Behavioral Responses to Predation Risk
      Prey behavioral responses to predation risk in wolf–ungulate–plant systems are of interest to wildlife managers. Using Global Positioning System data collected from telemetry-collared elk (Cervus elaphus) and wolves (Canis lupus), we evaluated elk behavioral responses to spatial and temporal variation in wolf- and human-predation risk on a winter range in the Greater Yellowstone Area, USA. We found elk changed grouping patterns and increased movement rates as predation risk increased and that these behavioral changes were habitat dependent. Elk behavioral responses to wolf- and human-predation risk were similar; however, responses to human-predation risk were stronger than responses to wolf-predation risk. These results suggest that predation risk from wolves or human hunters may result in elk spending more time on private rangelands away from public-land winter ranges, which may exacerbate problems of landowner tolerance of elk on livestock pastures. However, increased movement and changing grouping patterns on winter ranges may also disperse elk grazing impacts and lessen elk impacts on any one area.

      DelGiudice, G. D

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    • Jon…very good read and right on target. I sure hope that wolf makes it the one hundred miles.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  3. Bless your actions to defend wildlife ❤

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    • Thank you Jenniffer.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  4. Howl in Helena ~ I’m here & can’t wait to meet everyone! 😉

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  5. Occupy Helena
    Occupy Endangered Species
    Occupy EPA

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    • Ramses….Occupy wolf country.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  6. I do wish there was more that I could do but I’m not within a good distance for me to attend most of the rallys I see posted. I will never understand the way that mankind seems to be heading down a path with no return. I am not against subsistence hunting. I like venison but rarely get any since I don’t hunt myself, but I’d be happy to allow wolf packs to kill/eat ‘my’ share! I have sent emails and signed many petitions for the banning of ‘trophy hunting’ and/or useless slaughter of innocent predators just doing what they were born to do. Geeesh, science HAS shown that wolves are not indescriminate killers and yes I know that sometimes anomalies occure where prey animals are killed just to be killed (livestock AND wildlife prey). this does NOT excuse human hunters from also being indescriminate killers – humans have the choice of picking up that rifle, getting into that helicopter, shooting animals that have no way to hide!

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    • Hi Ellen,
      Howl Across America was a created to empower all wolf advocates, not just organizations. Anyone can plan a rally or protest. You don’t have to go to Helena, you can do it in your home town. Even setting up a booth and handing out information about wolves, as Linda Camac did in Philly, is a positive step. We all have something to contribute. Together we can make a difference.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  7. Good luck to everyone in Helena today. I hope there is a big turnout. Nabeki, it looks like 1 wolf more than there was supposed to be “harvested” was killed in one of the zones in Montana. I can’t pull up the state map, but why didn’t they close the zone when 3 wolves were killed, not four? Also, wolves are being killed in Idaho at a much faster rate this year than they were in 2009. Why is this do you suppose?

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  8. I, too, wish everyone in Helena Good Luck. I only wish I could be there with you. Although I might not be able to contain myself. Be sure, I’ll be there in spirit along with hundreds of others.

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  9. Our family, our friends, all of us here in California are there with you in spirit. I hope that your turn out is powerful, and I hope that there is national/global media coverage. We continue to try to persuade our local papers to cover this, and at least we are getting letters to the editor published. I will write again about the Helena protest. This, and all, barbaric cruelties towards the wild on our planet, are a sign of a deepening sickness of spirit. We must all voice our objections at these atrocities loud and clear…the American people do not want the horrors of history past repeated. We must let those in gov’t positions understand that we must evolve for our own survival. Thank you for your amazing voice and energy. We stand in solidarity with all of you! We did a wolf walk this wkend (multi-generational, multi-cultural) and are continuiing with more in the near future.

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  10. My Bitterroot Valley (Montana) Group attended the Helena Rally yesterday and were pleased with the turn out and pro-wolf spirit. There was a lot of local media coverage, but I was hoping for national coverage.
    On Wednesday on KECI (channel 13) Missoula, it saddened me when they announced how a wolf was killed close to Yellowstone Park.
    An area family had been feeding a lone wolf for a period of time and it was getting closer and closer to them. Well Montana Wildlife, Fish, and Parks found out about it and immediately decided to kill the wolf. The wolf never threatened anyone. It was just hungry. Yes, the family was wrong by enticing it with food, but the wolf did not deserve to be killed. Montana WF& P could have tranquilized the wolf and dropped it off into the wilderness, but that would have cost them MONEY and TIME.
    They should have fined the family for feeding the animal and advertised in the media about the dangers of feeding wild animals.
    Again, the wolf takes the blame.
    Toni Stark
    Truth About Wolves

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    • I hope you were able to find the others and have lunch after we got done at the governor’s office? I’m sorry we kind of ditched you. Holly was tired and wanted to get back home quickly.

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    • Toni…what a sad story. Wolves and bears ALWAYS pay the price for human stupidity. I can’t even count the times bears have had to be killed because people won’t stop putting their bird seed and suet smack dab where the bears can get it. The animals always pay for this. It makes me sick.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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