Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Video Update: NYC Howl-In Protests Idaho Wolf Hunt

Posted By on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:18 PM

UPDATE: Tue. 2:00 p.m.

  • Edita Birnkrant, Friends of Animals

Activists, holding a protest at New York City's Central Park, told Citydesk that they "had great response from the public today," encouraging citizens to call Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, pledging to boycott Idaho until the wolf hunting season, which began today, stops. Protestors said they have launched an international boycott of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming regarding the hunts.

"One woman named Christina Rose from Australia said she was cancelling her tour of Yellowstone National Park after learning about (the hunt)," said Edita Birnkrant of Friends of Animals, the organization sponsoring today's protest. "That's just one story of many who were educated today about the bloody hunt happening in Idaho right now."

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ORIGINAL POST : Tue. 9:00 a.m.
A unique "howl-in" protest is scheduled for today to protest the opening of Idaho's wolf hunt season. But the protest will be two time zones away, at the entrance of Central Park in New York City.

Activists calling themselves "Friends of Animals" will be gathering at approximately 10 a.m. Mountain Time, presumably howling and protesting the hunt that is under way today in 13 of Idaho's state wolf management zones. It's estimated that there are approximately 1,000 gray wolves in Idaho.

Additionally Friends of Animals will be calling Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office to voice their displeasure. The group has also announced an economic and travel boycott of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. The latter will begin their wolf hunts in the coming weeks.

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