“Candlelight Vigil for Wolves
Tuesday, Nov. 29, Action at 3101 S. Powerline Road Nampa, Idaho In front of the Fish and Game building. This will be a candle light vigil to mourn the loss of these wolves. Feel free to bring a sign if you so choose. Rain or shine. I’ll aim to be there from 4;45pm to 6pm.”
This amazing picture, of a candlelight vigil held for wolves in Nampa, Idaho, on November 29, 2011, was posted in the LA Times yesterday, highlighting comments made about J. William Gibson’s Thursday’s article, The New War On Wolves.
Thank you to the organizers for holding the candle light vigil in memory of the 260 fallen wolves killed in the hunts. The photo is especially relevant today because Montana FWP announced yesterday they were extending the wolf hunt through February 15, 2012. The hunt was supposed to end December 31, 2011. Wolf advocates sent comments to Montana FWP, asking them not to extend the hunts. Apparently those pleas fell on deaf ears. This will make the holiday season a sad one for wolf advocates and a horror for wolves.
Idaho’s hunt already extends thru March 31, 2012 in most of the state but in the Lolo and Selway zones it runs all the way to June 2012, ten long months, right through wolf breeding, denning and pupping season. Is there no end to the cruelty?
Here’s the link to the Opinion page of the LA Times where the picture is posted.
Video: Idaho Press Tribune
Photo: Idaho Press Tribune
Posted in: Wolf Wars
Tags: LA Times, Candlelight vigil, Idaho wolf hunt, Montana wolf hunt, Nampa Idaho, wolf wars