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The crowd fighting the chilly winds of Lake Superior marched through downtown Duluth, Minnesota to protest the beginning of a controversial wolf-hunting season. Robert DesJarlait carried the Cherish the Children Eagle Staff as he and Niibiwi Misko Makwa lead several hundred supporters for Wolf Walk 2012. Designed like a shepherd's staff, the Eagle Staff is a powerful symbol, representing the stature and honor of a tribe. The honor of the Anishinaabe called them to come to the aid of their brother, the wolf. Read the full article from The Huffington Post here.
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Nearly 100 wolf advocates rallied on the Iron Range to call for an end to hunting trapping and snaring wolves. The rally took place in the Thunderbird Mall parking lot in Virginia and was organized by the Northwoods Wolf Alliance and Howling for Wolves.
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The Druids are the most celebrated wolf pack in North America. For almost a decade, they have held the Lamar Valley in northern Yellowstone. The valley is prime winter grazing for thousands of elk and thus the most coveted wolf country in all the Park. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bob Landis has chronicled the adventures of the Druids since their very beginnings and in this, his third film on the wolves, the Druids find themselves in trouble for the very first time. After reaching the astonishing number of 37 members, the largest wolf-pack on record, the Druids begin to decline. Their leaders are failing with age and new packs are crossing their borders looking to claim the valley. This is the three year story of the fall and rise of the most famous wolves in America, their battles against rival wolves to hold on to their beautiful range, the dramatic twists in fortune that banish them from their valley, and the perseverance and devotion that bring them home at last.
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Wolf numbers and population recovery resilience can be especially undermined periodically by outbreaks of the contagious skin disease called mange or scabies. It can become endemic---literally embedded in a population. Read the full article from Michael W. Fox, PhD, DSc, Veterinarian.
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Please update your calendars, the scheduled time for the Senate hearing of the wolf hunting moratorium bill (S.F. 666) has been changed. The new start time for the hearing is 12 pm on Thursday, March 14th. The hearing will take place in the State Capitol building, Room 107.
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On March 14, 2013, the Minnesota Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed S.F. 666 to reinstate a five-year moratorium on wolf hunting and trapping. Watch the video of the hearing.
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Dr. Maureen Hackett and Nancy Nelson discuss the campaign to end Minnesota's wolf hunting season on Democratic Visions.
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On Thursday, June 20th, join the Howling For Wolves benefit fundraiser in St. Paul for outdoor live music, silent auction, and raffle. The event kicks off at 6pm and there is no cover charge. Vegan options available. Burger Moe’s 242 W. 7th St., Saint Paul 55102 (click for map).
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Maureen Hackett M.D., responds to the St. Cloud Times Editorial Board in this op-ed response challenging their viewpoint on Minnesota wolf numbers.

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