13 thoughts on “Where Are the Protests?

  1. Day after day, I’ve wondered the same thing. It takes monumental determination just to get a couple of thousand signatures on a petition?

  2. Help me protest!
    Coyotecoexistence.com — scroll down and sign my petition to end kill contest in grayson va
    visit gofundme.com/coyoteeducation to bring a biologist to va for a coyote workshop 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on Howling For Justice and commented:
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked myself this over the last 5 1/2 years. Wolf Warriors speaks out for wolves every day. Ann Sydow and I created Howl Across America to encourage people from around the country to be a voice for wolves wherever they live. Howling For Justice has spoken out again and again, along with other grass roots groups for a call to action, yet things have gotten worse. Although wolf protests have happened they’ve been small in number. That doesn’t garner media attention. We need numbers! What will it take for Americans to wake up and truly commit to saving wolves? How many more thousands of wolves have to die? The wolf hunts roll on year after year. We must find a way to liberate them from this hell and stop listening to the compromisers who only contribute to the status quo.
    HOWL ACROSS AMERICA before it’s too late!

    • Where is the outrage that folks have about things that happen to other humans? The torment and injustices that happen on an hourly basis to our non-human brethren deserves constant protest by those of us who care about other species. Where are the masses, chanting, looting and turning over cars? They masses are out cheering for their favorite ball team.

      • These cultural differences between non hunters and fridge hunters will need education using facts, and opening a dialog between both parties. Even if one hunter hears the message of non lethal wolf management and converts it us one step forward. Keeping the focus on facts is important. With this news on Great Lakes Wolves ordered back on ESA proves wolf hunts are not ethical.

        As far as massive demonstrations, turning over cars etc…will not solve the problem, non violent protest is has more power. Keeping hope alive…

      • I don’t advocate for violent protests, but the massive scale of the daily protests lately has been getting positive results–cops are now starting to use body cameras, for example. Maybe hunters and factory farm workers should be required to wear body-cams also.

      • Wearing body cameras would deter abuse for sure. I believe change is needed and education is key. I believe at this point wolves need a massive Public Relations campaign, for example large billboards that state ” here’s what really kills the cow” is needed now. Along with media commercials. So much work to be done…

  4. Wolves do not need management–non-lethal or otherwise. Even so-called “non-lethal” methods cause great distress to wildlife & their ecosystems, and for what? To largely appease the destructive livestock industry-grazing the hell out of national forests, wilderness areas, BLM and state lands and even national wildlife refuges.
    Non-lethal, or other human-centered “management” schemes do not benefit native wildlife: it is to benefit human activities on land that should be for the wild animals instead. This whole management nonsense will not be needed if we get off our butts and demand an end to all public lands grazing. Personally, I think all livestock grazing should end. But, the vast western public lands are the last refuge for native wildlife, including wolves, grizzly, mountain lion & other large carnivores, particularly as Climate Change worsens. for more info: http://www.foranimals.org

  5. Armed Agriculture
    Posted on January 26, 2015 by Marc on http://www.foranimals.org

    The current issue of New Mexico Stockman, the official publication of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, shows the close connection between hunting and public lands ranching. In an article titled “Hunting – Another Arm of Agriculture,” the executive director of the New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides describes the New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s E-plus and A-plus programs allowing ranchers to profit from elk and pronghorn (“antelope”) hunting, respectively. “While it’s not widely spoken of,” the article says, “for many in production agriculture, hunting revenues can mean the difference between staying on the land or moving to town.” The article cautions ranchers that this state giveaway technically only applies to the privately owned portion of a ranch, but, they acknowledge, “sometimes landowners agree to hunting arrangements that violate state and federal regulations.”

    While hunting and ranching organizations are well aware of need to support each other, conservation organizations remain blissfully ignorant of the connection between the two. Some conservationists hope to “reform” game department by seeking out areas where there are minor disagreements between the livestock industry and their hunting comrades in arms. Others appeal to “ethical hunters” to oppose “unsportsmanlike” coyote hunting contests.

    What sort of ethic promotes killing wild animals for pleasure? This is not a rhetorical question, as it has a clear answer. Conservationists who look to Aldo Leopold’s “land ethic” for guidance should be aware that Leopold literally wrote the book on Game Management. As a long-time hunter and government bureaucrat, Leopold defined wildlife as a resource to be managed for human use. Like his bosses at the U.S. Forest Service who managed forests for the benefit of the logging industry, Leopold sought to make hunting sustainable, i.e. to assure that future generations would be able to enjoy killing animals.

    We should heed the final words of advice in the New Mexico Stockman article: “It’s time we realize hunting is really just an extension of the agricultural industry and vice versa.”

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