Howling For Wolves Launches Radio Campaign


May 2, 2014

Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915 or
Leslie Rosedahl,, 651.353.1818

Howling For Wolves Launches Radio Campaign
Radio message urges the public and legislators to end trapping and snaring of wolves in Minnesota

(St. Paul, Minn) – A new radio campaign sponsored by the Minnesota-based wolf advocacy group Howling For Wolves asks the public to urge the Minnesota Legislature to end the trapping and snaring of wolves.  The 60-second radio messages will begin today and be heard statewide on major Minnesota radio stations, as well as many smaller radio stations, for the next several weeks.

“The Howling For Wolves radio message details the methods of trapping and snaring of wolves used in the wolf hunt, which harm and kill many animals including domestic dogs. These impactful radio spots are intended to encourage Minnesotans to contact their legislators, which we hope will result in positive action this legislative session to end the practice of baiting and snaring of wolves,” said Howling For Wolves Founder and President Dr. Maureen Hackett.

Howling For Wolves is also having “wolf watch” sessions outside of both the House and Senate chambers at the Minnesota State Capitol each day at the beginning of session to persuade lawmakers to protect the wolf. Volunteers will be present to explain why they support suspension of the wolf hunt and a law that stops the inhumane methods used to kill wolves. The first “wolf watch” session was Wednesday, April 30 for the State of the State Address and will continue until the end of session or until a successful vote is held to suspend the hunt.

A recording of the radio message can be found on the Howling For Wolves website here: Text of the radio spot is below.

Dear Minnesota. This is a cry for help. A plea to animal lovers. To dog lovers. And most importantly, to wolf lovers.

Help us end the barbaric practice of trapping and snaring Minnesota wolves.

Help us end this animal cruelty in the name of recreation. In the name of fun.

Steeled jaw leg trap that hold panicked wolves and other wild animals and even pet dogs in total misery.
Snares that cause painful brain bleeds until loss of consciousness if the wolves are lucky enough to pass out.
These methods are horrifying and only exist so a select few can take sick ‘selfies’ of our majestic wolves suffering.

Hurry. Contact your lawmakers today to demand a vote on trapping and snaring wolves this House session.

Go to right now to find out how you can take action.

Help us hold our lawmakers accountable for animal cruelty and for destroying our Minnesota wolves for fun.

That’s (wolf howl)


Howling For Wolves (HFW) is a wolf advocacy organization that aims to educate the public and policy-makers about wolves to foster understanding and tolerance, and to ensure their long-term survival in Minnesota. HFW seeks innovative non-lethal solutions for conflict prevention and coexistence where wolves are perceived to be a threat. HFW opposes the random killing of non-problem wolves for sport and the cruel methods utilized. Efforts focus on Minnesota’s gray wolves, which is the largest and only original wolf population remaining in the lower 48 states.

May 2, 2014