ALERT: Coeur d’ alene Wolf Rally and Memorial, Thursday, August 30, 2012

UPDATE: August 31, 2012

The rally was a tremendous  success!!  Between 80 and 100 people attended, with many wonderful speakers. Bella the Husky, who lost her leg to a trap brought a tear to everyone’s eye.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  This was the largest wolf rally crowd by far!!

Please keep our beloved wolves in your thoughts and prayers, the wolf hunt in Idaho started yesterday and Montana’s wolf /witch hunt begins  September 1, 2012 with wolf archery. Wolf families will be arrowed to death by black-hearted trophy hunters, who take pleasure in killing innocent animals.


“Wolves Belong: Stop the Slaughter”

Rally & Memorial  set for  Thursday, August 30 in
Coeur d’Alene’s Fort Sherman/City Park, 3:30  to 7:30pm Pacific time

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2012
Contacts: Catherine Feher , Predator Defense 
Brett Haverstick, Friends of the Clearwater 
Ann Sydow, Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance 

COEUR D’ALENE, ID. — A rally honoring the 379 wolves killed in Idaho, during the 2011-2012 wolf hunt, is set for Thursday August 30, 3:30 – 7:30pm at Fort Sherman/Coeur d’Alene City Park.  The rally will feature live music, guest speakers, a ceremony honoring wolves killed,  information tables,  and a trap-release workshop put on by Footloose Montana, aimed at educating citizens on how to identify traps/snares, and if necessary, how to release a pet from a trap.

Over 500 wolves have been killed in Idaho/Montana since the species was delisted via legislative rider from the Endangered Species List in 2011. The 2012-2013 wolf hunt on public lands in Idaho begins the same day of the rally. Hunting on private lands in the Panhandle region of Idaho has been occurring since July 1, making it a year ‘round hunt in some areas.

“It’s time to end fairy tale fantasies. Science clearly shows that healthy populations of wolves and other predator species are critical for a healthy environment,” said Brooks Fahy, Executive Director of Predator Defense. “The shooting, trapping, snaring and torture of wolves must stop. The slaughter of wolves in Idaho is being driven by a fanatical blood lust that has no place in modern wildlife management.”

Many conservationists in the Northern Rockies feel that the Obama administration has failed in their duties to protect the iconic species.

“Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has utterly failed in his duties to keep federally endangered species like wolves from the blood-thirsty hands of our state fish and game agencies. What is happening in Idaho and Montana is about to happen in Wyoming. A lack of federal leadership and foresight is leading to a killing floor for wolves”, said Brett Haverstick, Education & Outreach Director for Friends of the Clearwater.

According to the 2011 Idaho Wolf Monitoring Progress report issued by Idaho Fish & Game and the Nez Perce tribe, there were 746 wolves in the state of Idaho last December.

“Of the 379 wolves killed in last year’s hunt, 40 were puppies, 56 suffered in leg-hold traps before being killed, and another 67 choked to death in snares,” said Ann Sydow with the Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance (NIWA). “Special interest groups refuse to share their hunting grounds and their grazing allotments, even in publicly owned National Forests.”

Predator Defense, Friends of the Clearwater, Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Footloose Montana and Center for Biological
Diversity are co-sponsoring the event.


From Boise Weekly

Event to Honor Slain Idaho Wolves


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  1. I wrote the White House and the reply touted all the admin. has done for everything and any one else – no mention of Wolves (reason I wrote) or other animals that Salazar and Vilsak are killing and allowing to be killed. It is hard to believe a democrat is in office


  2. I got the same form letter from the WH. Lame.


  3. These slaughtering idiots live in a bubble. They do not realize that real Americans love the animals God put here. They need to get this message sent to them loud and clear and made sure they understand that the wolf is the link to the Eco system of this world. The link that keeps the herds full and healthy, the grasslands full of food for all the herds to survive, the trees have a chance to grow creating shade and gives the birds, some who have been missing for 100 years come back and start families. The wolf is the mastermind for this world to function with precise precision.
    Let the wolf live in peace. They are a very social animal. Very non aggressive. Stop spreading out your grazing lands as an excuse to kill the wolf. Americans are not stupid. We know what you are doing and we think that the farmers in ID, MT, WY are about the lowest form of animal on this earth….and if they went missing….nobody would miss them, believe me.


    • I agree with everything you just said.


    • “Let the wolf live in peace. They are a very social animal. Very non aggressive. Stop spreading out your grazing lands as an excuse to kill the wolf. Americans are not stupid.”
      … Well, clearly some Americans are very stupid. “Non-aggressive?” Try explaining that to the two kids that just got killed and eaten by wolves!


  4. So glad that some people in Idaho are redeeming themselves by stepping up to protest the killing and to remember the wolves who were sadistically snared, trapped, and slaughtered. The irrational hatred of wolves and the kind of deaths they suffered are a blot on Idaho, its legislators and hunters. I support President Obama in most things but am hugely disappointed that he has not put a halt to Ken Salazar and his support of wolf killing and horse round-ups. I was appalled that Salazar was made Secretary of the Interior to begin with.


    • I have written many times to complain about Salazar. Some claim he has made some strides forward, but the decision to delist wolves is about as low as it gets.


  5. DANSK. HVOR ULVEN LEVER,der trives skoven. :-)))— men 60 % ulvedød- :-((((– for mange 60 %– ULVEN SKAL forstås uden riffel, retfærdighed for den, nu må jægerne selv stå for skud = dømmes for mord på ulv, basta.


  6. Nabeki, I am sorry that I can not be there in person to support this rally, but I will certainly be there in spirit. Please continue your fight to protect the Idaho wolves. Sincerely, Lonnell

    Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:12:05 +0000 To:


  7. Nabeki, Thanks for posting our Rally & Memorial . Hopefully it will shed the kind of light we need on the brutality and irrationality of this so called “hunt.”


    • You’re very welcome Ann, I hope this is the beginning of a new day in wolf advocacy. Wolves must be relisted and wolf hunts halted before they drive the wolves back to extinction or even worse marginalize a non-viable population to keep around to torture and kill every year for the thrill kill trophy hunters.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,


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