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July 10, 2012 - De SmogBlog
In Alberta, wolves have become the unfair scapegoat for dwindling caribou populations - yet rapid industrial development is actually to blame. The Alberta government is ignoring reports from independent scientists that the declining caribou health stems chiefly from habitat destruction caused by the encroachment of the tar sands and timber industries.
June 22, 2012 - Howling for Wolves
What kind of input is it really when the DNR is essentially saying that it didn't matter?
May 31, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
Gray Wolves were eliminated from all lower 48 states when the last remaining 600 wolves which were in Minnesota were granted Federal protection in 1978. After 20 years on the endangered species list, the wolf population increased to about 2400 wolves in 1998 and the population has stayed stable at just under 3000 wolves in 2007. A wolf management Plan was passed into law in 2001 in preparation for the gray wolf Federal delisting. This plan took two years of the cooperative efforts of over 30 organizations and stakeholders and resulted in a compromise agreement. It states that "population management including public taking (i.e. hunting and trapping) will be considered by DNR in the future, but not sooner than 5 years after Federal delisting. If a public take was proposed then there would be opportunity for full public comment. Decisions for any public take will be based on sound biological data including comprehensive population surveys."
April 23, 2012 - Howling For Wolves
This past Saturday April 21, 2012, KARE 11 News ran a story about Howling for Wolves and our shared opposition to the wolf hunt with American Indicans and specifically the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe. Spokesperson and Elder Robert Shimeck of the Red Lake Band described the spirirtual connection between the American Indian and the wolf.
April 22, 2012 - KARE 11
April 19, 2012 - VirginiaMN.com
April 6, 2012 - Star Tribune
April 3, 2012 - Star Tribune
- Howling For Wolves
Trapping remains a major source of controversy in Minnesota and the country at large. The number of trappers, like hunters, continues to decline in Minnesota and elsewhere. To date, there are approximately 5,000 registered trappers in Minnesota, none of whom, according to a former president of the Minnesota Trappers Association, work full-time as trappers. Trapping, for them, is a hobby like golf or bowling.
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Today the MN State Senate debated and ultimately passed off the floor and into conference the Game and Fish Bill. Our thoughts and next course of action.
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Today we met with representatives from the Governor's office to discuss the need to veto the wolf hunt.
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The current Game and Fish bill with an immediate wolf hunt will go into law May 3, 2012 unless Governor Dayton acts with a line item vetoes for the wolf hunt. Please continue to spread the word and contact the Governor's office directly to say 'No' to a wolf hunt."
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We are all deeply disappointed by the MN wolf hunt signed into law yesterday to start this fall 2012. We knew this would be nearly impossible to stop because of the misinformation and long-standing societal conceptions about the wolf.
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Barry Babcock, environmental activist and wolf advocate from northern Minnesota, will speak about his experience with wolves, Native American spiritual beliefs in regard to the wolf, and the wolf's impact on ecosystems.
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The wolf is a social and complex animal with so much more to give us by living and thriving ecologically than with its death and flesh. Just think about what we have already learned about our dogs from studying wolves.
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Maureen Hackett appeared on the Green Power Hour on AM 950, Radio KTNF.
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Public commentary ends 6/20- Make your voice heard!

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