Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Groups rally for wolves, call for MT boycott

Posted: Oct 11, 2011 by Mark Holyoak (KPAX News)

HELENA- Several pro-wolf groups plan to hold a rally against Montana's continuing wolf hunt in Helena. Friends of Animals, Predator Defense, and Howl Across America will also call for an international boycott of Montana.
"We're showing up at the Montana State Capital Building to confront Gov. Schweitzer on the state's hellish wolf slaughter which has meant more than 50 wolves died so far in Montana and Idaho," says Friends of Animals' Washington D.C. Correspondent Dustin Rhodes.
"Montana's know-nothing eradication scheme for wolves is based on irrational fear and deceit," says Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals. "Montana clearly favors wolf-hating ranchers and hunters over wolves and their defenders,"
The groups are against the hunt because they claim the state does not know how many wolves live within Montana's borders. Montana has a quota of 220 wolves.
Montana is home to two national parks, Glacier and Yellowstone, and touts its many recreational sites.
"Until Montana adopts sane policies, we're asking people around the world to stay out of them. Wolves don't belong to Montana or any other state. They belong to themselves and to the planet," Rhodes says.
The rally is scheduled for Friday, October 14 at the State Capital Building.