Saturday, August 1, 2015

Howling For Wolves July Newsletter

Howling For Wolves in Minnesota and across the Country


Howling For Wolves is hard at work advocating for smart, safe, and science based  wolf plans both in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C. With the threats from federal politicians to remove endangered species’ protections for wolves, and with no responsible state plans in place to allow wolves to live, the survival of the wolf is paramount. Dr. Maureen Hackett, president and founder of HFW stated, “We ask our state and federal leaders not to weaken the Endangered Species Act and instead make progress toward increasing wolf recovery with plans that allow wolves to live. Politicians should stop supporting a wolf-killing agenda.”

Since politicians in Washington and ineffective federal oversight are the biggest threat to the survival of the wolf, we have been working to oppose efforts to delist the gray wolf through the federal legislative process. Congressional action on the wolf would circumvent the court process, ignore the best available science, and remove federal oversight. No state has shown that they will responsibly continue the recovery of wolves after they lose federal protections. We are fortunate to have champions like Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) who is fighting to protect the wolf. We also have assurances from Senator Gary Peters (D- MI) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) that they will work to protect wolves. You can contact your Member of Congress and Senators from the Howling For Wolves’ take action page. Tell them to protect the wolf!
 

Howling with the People!

Howling for Wolves has been busy recruiting supporters for our pack. Our numbers grow as we find fellow citizens willing to speak out for the wolf.


We met support, encouragement, and concern for the wolf at the Minneapolis Pride Festival.


We were able to educate and recruit new supporters at St. Paul’s Grand Old Day.
 

HFW Seeks Grant Funding

Howling For Wolves, in collaboration with a university based wildlife researcher, has submitted a proposal to Minnesota’s Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) to secure funding for critical research and support for nonlethal methods that prevent wolf predation on livestock. Nonlethal methods have the potential to protect wolves, so they can live to protect native wildlife habitats. For more information on the process and the members of the LCCMR, visit www.lccmr.leg.mn


National Congress of American Indians Wolf Roundtable



Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN-4) and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe led a wolf roundtable and invited Dr. Hackett of Howling For Wolves, to participate on Tuesday, June 30 at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference (NCAI) in St. Paul, MN. For many Native American tribes, the wolf holds a sacred cultural role. Several tribes have forbidden wolf hunting on their lands and established wolf sanctuaries.
 

Wisconsin Wolf Conference

The Wolf and Wildlife Conservation and Coexistence Initiative (WCCI) took place July 15-16 in Baraboo, WI. The conference examined the current state of wildlife stewardship and emphasized the need to respect diversity and the intrinsic value of wildlife. WCCI featured a lineup of distinguished presenters and panelists, including keynote speakers Darrel Rowledge, of the Alliance for Public Wildlife, and Dr. Adrian Treves, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab at UW-Madison. The conference is now on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC65J0jr_-GRCFdPzd6C0d3Q
 

Wolf in the News

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Wolf Protection Petition
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2015/06/fws-denies-wolf-petition-063015.html

D.C. Plays Politics with the Wolf
http://m.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/307702481.html

HFW President Maureen Hackett Urges All to Live and Let Howl
http://www.twincities.com/columnists/ci_27508351/maureen-hackett-live-and-let-howl

 

The Great Minnesota Get Together

Join Howling For Wolves at the Minnesota State Fair August 27th – September 7th. Not only does the wolf need your help, but we could sure use it as well!  We will have a booth set up for the entire fair and we need volunteers for four-hour shifts from 9 am to 9 pm each day of the fair. If you would like to lend a hand, send us an email at volunteer@howlingforwolves.org . Phone (612) 424 3613

Keep howling,
   Howling For Wolves
   #LiveAndLetHowl


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