UPDATE: January 8, 2012 (6:00 pm)
I have an idea that will bring more exposure to this event. You can call local media to tell them you plan a vigil for wolves slaughtered in the Montana/Idaho hunts, now totaling 337 wolves and ask them to cover your event OR you can take your own pictures of your vigil and if you feel comfortable, post them in the comment section of this blog or post the link to the pictures and I’ll make a montage of everyone’s pics. That would be another way to draw attention to the wolves’ plight.
Post your pics on your Facebook or Twitter accounts and Howl Across America as well!
UPDATE: January 8, 2012
I’m very gratified for the terrific response we’ve gotten for this vigil. Thank you and I know the wolves would thank you if they could. There is only one thing that we ask. If you can please try to gather in groups in a public place, with a few friends or with many friends. I know people will light candles in their homes and that’s wonderful but there are two reasons we are holding this vigil. One is to honor the wolves who have fallen and continue to die but also to bring attention to their plight. We were hoping that when you gather you would notify the local media and let them know you will be holding a candlelight vigil for wolves in the Northern Rockies, who are dying. This is a way we can truly get the word out to the rest of the country, since the mainstream media refuses to do it. So please make a special effort to pass the word along to gather in groups, they don’t have to be large. Notify your local media and make sure they know where you’ll be and what you’re doing.
Please notice the picture in the middle of this post. It was taken of two wolf advocates in Nampa, Idaho, in November. They contacted the local newspaper and the Tribune came and covered their event. That picture made it to the LA Times. They were just two people, trying to make a difference and they did.
The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so true. Imagine hundreds or even thousands of pictures like that in newspapers around the country. Think what an effect that would have!
We don’t have much time warriors. Wolves are dying at an alarming rate and we could lose them forever. We need your help. The grass roots wolf movement is what will turn this around. We have the power of numbers, if we would only use them!!
For the wolves, For the wild ones
Monday, January 9, 2012, is the night of the Full Wolf Moon. The date changes every year, it’s the first full moon in January. Legend surrounding this moon is rooted in Native American culture.
Wolf Moon 2012
December 27th, 2011 by Nannette Richford
“The wolf moon, sometimes referred to as the “snow moon,” occurs on January 9, 2012. Although the full moon won’t look any different from other full moons during the year, it conjures up images of wolf packs howling at the moon. In fact, that is exactly how the wolf moon got its name. According to Native Americans, January is the time of year when wolves are often heard howling over the snow-covered landscape.
According to the Binghamton University Newsroom, whether wolves actually howl at the moon is unknown. Its belief is likely connected to the fact that wolves howling travels great distances in the still of the night. It may be more noticeable during the full moon because man is more likely to be outside to gaze at its beauty or take advantage of the light.
Wolves howl for several reasons: to reassemble the pack, to warn nearby wolves of their territory, to celebrate a kill and to express joy when new cubs are born. The thought that wolves may also howl out of sheer loneliness – or at the beauty of the full moon – is not farfetched, but simply has not been verified.
Although the moon isn’t technically “full” until 2:30 am, moonrise occurs at 5:04 – less than an hour after sunset – and will be visible in the night sky until just before sunrise the following morning. Moonset occurs at 7:10 am only 4 minutes before the sun returns – promising a spectacular display if the weather remains clear.”
Howling for Justice, NIWA, Wolf Warriors and Howl Across America are asking wolf advocates to honor the fallen wolves, who continue to die in the Montana and Idaho hunts, by holding candlelight vigils across this country on Monday, January 9, 2012.
NIWA is holding a candlelight vigil in downtown Coeur d’ alene on Monday, twilight @ 4:30pm, timed to watch the Full Wolf Moon emerge. They will be playing Louise Du Toit’s beautiful music, Howl Across America and For Every Fallen Wolf .
Please visit Howl Across America for further details.
Wolf Warriors, if you can gather a group of advocates together, we suggest you find a public place in your home town for this peaceful vigil. It’s imperative you notify the local media or if you live in a larger city, the national media. Let them know you will be holding a candlelight vigil to protest the wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana and honor the fallen wolves dying brutal deaths, now numbering 335!! You can also stand outside your home or a place of your choosing, if you cannot find a group to gather with, to honor the fallen wolves on this special night.
You may post your vigil on Howl Across America, to allow other advocates who live in your area to organize with you.
Wolf advocates around the world, please feel free to join us, when the Full Wolf Moon rises!
Candle Light Vigil Held To Honor Wolves in Nampa, Idaho on November 29, 2011
We hope this event will take place across America and the world. Please make every effort to attend the vigil, wherever you may be, to protest the ongoing, brutal, political witch/wolf hunts in the Northern Rockies.
For the wolves, For the wild ones,
Videos: YouTube-Courtesy Louise du Toit and immywolf
Top Photo: Wolf Moon Courtesy greenmanblogdotcom
Middle Photo: Candlelight Vigil Courtesy Idaho Press Tribune
Bottom photo: Wolf gif Courtesy layoutsparksdotcom
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