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February 12, 2015 - Pioneer Press
HFW founder Dr. Maureen Hackett op-ed published by Pioneer Press approves the new Minnesota tourism campaign "Only in Minnesota" because our state's wolves never went extinct.
February 6, 2015 - Howling For Wolves
Press Release: HFW holds 2015 Wolf Day at the Capitol. Announces 2015 legislative agenda to eliminate snaring, strengthen private property rights for trapping, support funding for farmers wolf-livestock conflicts.
January 28, 2015 - Star Tribune
HFW supports and signs petition to US Fish and Wildlife Service, filed by HSUS, asking to reclassify grey wolves under the Endangered Species Act at a reduced level of protection to avert congressional action.
January 26, 2015 - Howling For Wolves
HFW sent a petition to all MN US Senators and Representatives to support threatened status for Great Lakes wolves and asking to oppose bills attempting to exempt wolves from Endangered Species Act.
January 20, 2015 - Howling For Wolves
HFW President Dr. Maureen Hackett testimony provides another perspective on Minnesota’s gray wolf population to Minnesota House of Representatives Mining & Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee hearing.
December 19, 2014 - Howling For Wolves
Press Statement: We’re glad the reckless and unnecessary wolf hunt in Minnesota is over this year, and hope smart and non-lethal wolf management strategies will be implemented in the future,” said Dr. Maureen Hackett.
December 19, 2014 - MNDNR
Minnesota DNR News Release: "Effective immediately, Minnesotans can no longer legally kill a wolf except in the defense of human life."
December 19, 2014 - The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society Press Release: Sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, a federal District Court has ruled. Ruling includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
December 19, 2014 - Lake County News Chronicle
A federal judge in Michigan issued a court order today, putting Great Lakes gray wolves back on the endangered species list after they were removed in 2012. Ruling includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
December 18, 2014 - ScienceDaily
Crows have the brain power to solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks, and they can do so spontaneously, according to new research. That means crows join humans, apes and monkeys as capable of advanced relational thinking.
December 16, 2014 - ScienceDaily
Scientists studied how well dogs can discriminate between different quantities and discovered that wolves perform better than dogs at such tasks. Possibly dogs lost this skill, or a predisposition for it, during domestication.
December 12, 2014 - AM950 The Daily Report
Howling For Wolves Founder Dr. Maureen Hackett joins AM950 - The Daily Report to discuss "the wolf hunt in Minnesota that is going off the rails". Click to listen.
December 11, 2014 - MPR News
MPR News radio: Hunters exceeded the wolf kill numbers, with DNR acquiescence. Protesters demanded immediate stop of wolf hunt in last remaining zone.
December 10, 2014 - Howling For Wolves
Press Release: Minnesota wolf harvest totals exceeds quota; Howling For Wolves demands suspending further wolf hunts. New study shows lethal methods do not help predation on livestock
December 3, 2014 - New York Times
Washington State University analysis suggest, killing wolves may in fact make things worse as packs adapt, move around and increase their reproduction rates - and then kill even more livestock.
December 3, 2014 - PLOS ONE
The Washington State University study found that the number of livestock depredated the following year was positively, not negatively, associated with the number of wolves killed the previous year.
December 3, 2014 - World Wildlife Fund
Half of global wildlife lost, says latest WWF Living Planet Report. Population sizes of vertebrate species - mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish - have declined by 52 percent over the last 40 years.
November 26, 2014 - Howling For Wolves
Press Release: Howling For Wolves calls on the Minnesota DNR to end baiting, trapping, and snaring in the upcoming late season of the wolf hunt.
November 14, 2014 - KFGO The Mighty 790 AM Fargo-Moorhead
Dr. Maureen Hackett, president and founder of HFW interviewed at KFGO AM 790 radio - Jack Sunday show. She described the wolf hunt impact on the wolf packs and wolf survival.
November 13, 2014 - AM950 Radio KTNF
Dr. Maureen Hackett interviewed by AM 950 radio The Daily Report hosts Ian Levitt and William Davis. The conversation addressed the negative impact of the wolf hunt on wolf survival and behavior. Click to listen.

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