Howl For The Wolves at Half Brothers Brewing Company| 4/27 in Grand Forks, ND

Please join us at Half Brothers Brewery for some painless wolf advocacy and socializing on April 27th from 1-3!

Grab a drink & some appetizers and sign a petition, make a call, or just listen to discussion and learn about the importance of predator protection.

The vast majority of Americans want wolf protections to remain and for wolves to be treated humanely but despite this fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule to remove wolves from Federal protection of the Endangered Species Act.
So why is our advocacy important?

Because without our support, hunters and trappers will be allowed to kill wolves based on bad science, political corruption, and fear mongering while ignoring scientific evidence showing the importance of stable wolf populations.

Children are welcome to join! Please share this event and bring a friend and help us build our pack!

Half Brothers Brewing is located at 17 North Third St in the heart of downtown Grand Forks, ND.

Legislative meetings with Howling For Wolves: RSVP today for April 10

Howling For Wolves is organizing appointments with lawmakers on Wednesday, April 10 at the Capitol in St. Paul. Lawmakers need our push to remove wolf hunting from state law in Minnesota.

For more information and to RSVP for Wednesday, April 10, please click here: 

https://forms.gle/75JZuNsFCiuxFXUi6

Your RSVP is important so we can pre-make appointments with your specific state legislators. If the sign-up link doesn’t work for you or you have any questions, reach us at social@howlingforwolves.org. 

We have great momentum – hope to see you in a few weeks!

Alert: MN House of Reps hearing to stop wolf hunting March 27

Some urgent, good news: Today the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives scheduled a hearing on a bill, House File 1327, that stops wolf hunting in Minnesota forever. 

While testimony time is limited, we invite you to attend the hearing on Wednesday, March 27 at 9:45 AM in Room 200 of the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul. Through your presence in the audience, we can show great statewide support for the wolf which will influence lawmakers to push this bill forward this session.

With the U.S. Department of Interior’s proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for all wolves in the United States, states could implement hunting and trapping seasons immediately. This is our chance to remove the hunt from Minnesota state law.

If you know you’re attending, please RSVP through this weblink and we will follow up. However, RSVP is not required.

Whether you are attending or not, the wolf needs you to send a message to Governor Walz and to your state House and Senate member. They can be persuaded! Please go to the Howling For Wolves TAKE ACTION website to send an email to Gov. Walz and your specific legislators. We have prepared a customizable message. We strongly encourage you to add your own personal thoughts.

Lawmakers need your push to stop wolf hunting in Minnesota.

Together we can protect the wolf!

It’s Time to Take Action

ALL UNITED STATES RESIDENTS: The U.S. Department of Interior has recently proposed delisting and removing federal Endangered Species Act protections for wolves, which would again allow state-organized wolf trophy hunting. We have prepared pre-written and customizable comments that are submitted directly into the regulations.gov comment site on this proposed rule. Click here to take action and comment to oppose delisting.

MINNESOTA RESIDENTS: In addition federal delisting comment to the proposed rule (link above), we need Minnesota residents to oppose wolf hunting in our state through your personalized comments to Governor Walz and state legislators. If the wolf is delisted, there WILL be a push to have wolf hunting and trapping (even using wired neck snares!). We need to oppose this now! We have prepared pre-written, customizable letters. These are purposely short – and we strongly encourage you to add your own personal thoughts so legislators won’t think these are “robo” letters. The system easily identifies your legislators based on your address – it is very easy and efficient. Minnesota residents, please take both actions!  Click here to take action and email Gov. Walz and your specific legislators to support the wolf.

It is very important add your voice! Thank you!!

Letter from HFW in the Star Tribune: “Protect, don’t hunt, wolves in Minnesota.”

Direct link here: http://www.startribune.com/readers-write-wolves-in-minnesota-gun-laws-ne…

 

Protect, don’t hunt, wolves in Minnesota.

Wolf trophy hunting was described as sustainable and even acceptable by Dan Stark, a specialist in large carnivores for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in the March 13 article “Wolves again in cross hairs.”

Stark never mentioned several important facts that are vital to this conversation.

DNR estimates of the wolf population are woefully inaccurate, and the method fatally flawed. The DNR has not, and does not, count wolves: It uses collared wolves to estimate a pack territory size and an average number of wolves per pack. It then guesses at a “total” number of wolves. That is bad enough, but about half of the collared wolves — upon which this flawed model depends — have been found dead, have gone missing or have had their collars malfunction during the past two years of population reports.

Additionally, Stark did not state how estimates dropped by 25 percent after the first hunting and trapping season of 2012. In fact, the DNR even reported this to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and wolf numbers have not returned to pre-hunt levels. In one season, the DNR wiped out 30 years of conservation efforts and funding and brought wolf numbers to nearly 1988 levels.

Most important, we have no understanding of wolf genetic diversity and what the wolf can tolerate in order to survive for future generations.

It is time the DNR stop discussions about wolf hunting and instead work toward protecting wolves for future generations.

MAUREEN HACKETT, HOPKINS, MN

The writer is president and founder of Howling For Wolves

PRESS RELEASE: Department of Interior Officially Proposes to Remove Endangered Species Act Protections For the Wolf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019

CONTACT: Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915 or Leslie Rosedahl, respond@howlingforwolves.org 651.353.1818

Department of Interior officially proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the wolf; Statement from Howling For Wolves

 (St. Paul, Minn.) – Today the Acting Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, officially announced a proposed rule to administratively delist and remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves, which would allow for state management. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, and a 60-day public comment period will follow before a final rule is made.

Dr. Maureen Hackett, founder and president of Howling For Wolves, a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization, said in response:

“The battle to protect the wolf began when they were first listed as endangered in 1974. Since then, efforts by the Department of Interior to remove these protections have occurred continuously because the agency is under constant pressure to delist wolves so special interests can develop land and extract resources without concern for an endangered species.

This proposal to remove federal protections for the wolf would allow unfettered wolf killing including wolf trophy hunting. We oppose removal of federal protections for the wolf.”

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Howling For Wolves President and Founder Maureen Hackett is available via phone, or Board Member Joe Wolf in person, for individual media interviews to highlight:

  • What this federal action means for the gray wolf in Minnesota
  • Ongoing wolf and wildlife legislation under consideration at the Minnesota State Legislature
  • The potential of a future state-organized wolf trophy hunt in Minnesota.

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Howling For Wolves educates the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We advocate for nonlethal prevention methods that reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and support current federal protections for the wolf. www.HowlingForWolves.org.

PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM HOWLING FOR WOLVES CONDEMNING THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR’S PROPOSED PLAN TO REMOVE FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROTECTIONS FOR WOLVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2019

CONTACT: Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915 or Leslie Rosedahl, respond@howlingforwolves.org 651.353.1818

Statement from Howling For Wolves condemning the Department of Interior’s proposed plan to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for wolves

 (St. Paul, Minn.) – Today the Acting Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon propose a new rule to administratively delist and remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves. This would allow for state management of wolves. The USFWS will publish their proposed rule in the Federal Register in the coming days, and a public comment period will follow.

Dr. Maureen Hackett, founder and president of Howling For Wolves, a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization, said in response:

“Removal from the Endangered Species List means wolves will lose federal protections and states may allow senseless wolf trophy hunting, which is a death sentence and the road to extinction for the wolf. Many state officials will disregard the damage that wolf-killing has on the population, the pack structure, and the wolves’ genetic diversity. Wolves die in many ways when they lose federal protections, and this harms the long-term survival of wolves for future generations.”

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Howling For Wolves President and Founder Maureen Hackett is available via phone, or Board Member Joe Wolf in person, for individual media interviews to highlight:

  • What this federal action means for the gray wolf in Minnesota
  • Ongoing wolf and wildlife legislation under consideration at the Minnesota State Legislature
  • The potential of a future state-organized wolf trophy hunt in Minnesota.

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Howling For Wolves educates the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We advocate for nonlethal prevention methods that reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and support current federal protections for the wolf. www.HowlingForWolves.org.

Wild for Wolves Meet and Greet at Lake Monster Brewing

On March 5th from 7 to 9 pm, visit Lake Monster Brewing to meet with local pack-tivist to learn about the status of the wolf and how you can take action to protect the wolf as the USFWS readies to propose the removal of federal protections under the Endangered Species Act of this great species.

Howling For Wolves is working alongside the Endangered Species Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity in a national effort to proactively protect the gray wolf and gather public comment in opposition of delisting.

If you would like to join a Twin Cities Wolf Pack advocacy group and learn more about how you can proactively join our efforts to collect signatures, email our Projects Manager at devon@howlingforwolves.org

Wild Heritage: 12 Things Dogs and Wolves Have in Common

From YourDogAdvisor.com:

“Hollywood often portrays wolves as dangerous, mysterious animals, but truthfully they have more in common with our beloved dogs than most people realize. Both are beautiful, intelligent, and complex creatures, and both are worthy of our respect.”


Click here for the full article

Wild for Wolves Meet and Greet at Brewed Awakenings

On March 4th from 230 to 530 pm, visit Brewed Awakenings in Grand Rapids to meet with local pack-tivist to learn about the status of the wolf and how you can take action to protect the wolf as the USFWS readies to propose the removal of federal protections under the Endangered Species Act of this great species.

Howling For Wolves is working alongside the Endangered Species Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity in a national effort to proactively protect the gray wolf and gather public comment in opposition of delisting.

If you would like to join the Grand Rapids Wolf Pack and learn more about how you can proactively join our efforts to collect signatures, email our Projects Manager at devon@howlingforwolves.org

Brewed Awakenings provides organic, farm-to-plate foods, Fair Trade coffee and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. They are located at 24 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, conveniently located on the corner of Hwy 2 East and NE 1st Ave (1 block east of Old Central School and Pokegama Avenue). They are kitty-korner from the Itasca County Courthouse.

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