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Howling for Wolves was created to be a voice for wild wolves. We aim to educate the public about our wolf population and let people know how they can take action to keep wild wolves in a self-sustaining existence. Our current efforts focus on the Min... Read more
Howling for Wolves was created to be a voice for wild wolves. We aim to educate the public about our wolf population and let people know how they can take action to keep wild wolves in a self-sustaining existence. Our current efforts focus on the Minnesota Gray wolf. Minnesota is the only lower 48 state that has its original wolf population. In January 2012, after 40 years on the Endangered Species List, the Minnesota wolf was de-listed.
Howling for Wolves is working to stop the recreational wolf hunting seasons in Minnesota. In the first wolf hunt in 2012, one in four Minnesota wolves was knowingly killed by hunting, trapping, and depredation measures.Minnesota law was supposed to protect wolves for five years from a recreational hunting season after wolves were removed from the Endangered Species list.
A recreational hunt does not serve the citizens of Minnesota and we need to take action to protect our wolves for future generations. We must motivate our lawmakers to act now to reinstate the five-year wait on wolf hunting and end the brutal practices of baiting, trapping, and snaring.
Volunteer oppportunities include attending events, rallies and becoming involved in the legislative process.