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Howling For Justice


UPDATE: The video is back up, shared under the Fair Use Doctrine. Thank you WE VOW!

UPDATE: November 19, 2012

Well that didn’t take long, the user took down not just this video but  other wolf trapping videos. Does that mean trappers want to hide what they do, so we don’t see the cruelty? I think we all know the answer to that.


This is what state management of wolves has brought to this iconic species.

This is not exclusive to Wisconsin, wolves are being trapped in Minnesota, Wyoming and Idaho. Montana wolf trapping follows on December 15.

A beautiful wolf was trapped and killed for nothing. Trapping is banned in 89 countries yet we’ve allowed fish and game agencies to hijack our wildlife and legalize this torture for the benefit of a few.

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  1. I didn’t watch, don’t need to, it is torture to watch…stupidity and evil combined…worst of everything in the universe. They should fear justice. Really they should.

    • Do you mean, Laura, justice in this life or in the next? If the latter, you have to be a believer in some sort of divinely ordained cosmic justice, which immediately brings to mind what Marx had to say about religion being the “opiate of the people.” If the former, it will never happen as long as animal rights advocates remain such a bunch of pathetic wussies. As long as reprehensible behavior carries no serious penalty, you may anticipate that there will always be a subset of humans who, being what they inescapably are, will continue to perpetuate it into the indefinite future.

      • You’re calling the wrong people the “pathetic wussies,” it’s the cowardly sadists who earned that label. Because we’re awash in a sea of apathy, cruelty and ignorance and fighting the best we know how does not qualify us as weak or pathetic in any way, quite the opposite in fact. But thanks for the thoughts. Please tell how you’re stronger or have some better, real solutions, but spare me the hate and blaming things on animal activists.

      • Good point Laura. He’s going to have to tell us about when he last punched out or shot hunters and trappers, before he can go around calling hard-working AR activists names (a tactic I would expect from our enemies, not from him).

    • As long as precepts like “respect for the law”, “peaceful dissent”, and the “sanctity of human life” take precedence over doing what is morally right in confrontations with serial animal abusers, you can count on nothing significantly changing.

      A hypothetical case in point bearing directly on Jim’s blog entry that follows this one: out on a walk on public lands you run into a leg-hold trap legally set by a trapper. If “respect for the law” is your overriding impulse, you don’t touch the trap (which would be illegal to do under the laws in a number of states) and go home and write another impassioned letter to the newspaper condemning trapping; or, you spring the trap, remove (“steal”) the trap, and render it permanently incapable of mutilating another animal victim ever again. If you choose the former course of action, you earn four brownie points for obeying the law and being a “responsible, law-abiding” citizen; but, you are indeed a wussie because you failed to take decisive action against a morally abominable practice. When push came to shove you, like scads of convenience-pacifists before you, failed to take a stand.

      Similarly, humane society leaders who tsk, tsk whenever someone “breaks the law” in defense of animals are moral cowards; granted, they are in a difficult position since their power to influence events is based on public donations which would likely dry up if they were to ever state publicly what they probably applaud privately. The only notable animal rights figure in this country that I am aware of with the balls to stand up and call a spade-a-spade is Steven Best who doesn’t recoil from stating that if a law is unjust, just people have the OBLIGATION to break it.

      My post was not intended to gratuitously insult what are probably the most admirable, ethically enlightened people human society has to offer (animal rights proponents, in all their incarnations) but to point up the futility of trying to peacefully reform a system that is basically run by and for the very miscreants whose activities one is seeking to neutralize. The rules we are forced to play by, if you “believe in America”, are precisely tailored to prevent any radical change of the status quo. Any sober reading of human history ought to convince one of that simple fact.

      So, truthfully now, do you really think you’d have a better chance of altering the behavior exhibited by the cretin in the posted video through a letter-writing campaign to public officials in the Fish and Game Department than by something like, just for instance, finding the gunman’s parked vehicle (which logically must be somewhere nearby in the woods) and rendering it permanently inoperable?
      Would that be legal or would that be moral? I think I know which option the wussies of the world would choose.

      • We all do what we do best, and peacefully changing minds is a vital part of what’s needed; it’s all good and valid, except for putting down the good actions of others, legal or otherwise, something I never engage in. I’m all for your scenario there and admire & support anyone who could pull it off. Those who do, do, don’t write about it publicly.

    • And because those that do, DON’T write about it publicly and because the lamestream media is averse to covering any real news that might point an accusatory finger at those entrenched institutions and customs in our society that make (morally) necessary the extra-legal undertakings we are here discussing, it is up to “respectable” writers and journalists to celebrate and commend the brave activists who pull them off. Like the Rod Coronado’s and Ronny Lee’s of the world who have suffered mightily for their principled actions; they are the ones who truly represent the conscience of our epoch. As Peter Kropotkin put it: “One audacious act gains more followers than a thousand books which if not translated into action become nothing more than collectors of dust.”

      Happy Thanksgiving to all who contribute to this forum.

      • I and many other were ignorant of these issues until the ALF raid on University of Pennsylvania’s baboon “lab” went viral on television back in 1984. Changed many people’s lives forever; those blinders were off at last. Things have escalated since then, needless to say; the evildoers have of course fought back and naturally have government on their side.

        I met Rod Coronado and friends once at a protest back in the late 80s, a great honor, non-egotistical, very intelligent, compassionate young men. That Rod served prison time is a disgrace to justice, obviously.

        Goodness help all those brave enough to risk it ALL to free the animals from humanity’s insanity. The rest of us do our parts the best we can.

      • The point of this book is to incite outrage and action. What amazes me is how few people are even interested in reading and learning about the plight of wildlife, let alone going out and doing anything about it.

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