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Wolf Advocates Gather Support for Alaska Tourism Boycott

BOSTON -- On Saturday, Feb. 19, wolf supporters including the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition will hold a Howl-In to gather pledges in Boston for the Alaska travel boycott.

Judge rejects group's bid to halt wolf control program

By Rachel D'Oro
*Associated Press, Anchorage, Alaska (Published: February 2, 2005)* -- A Superior Court judge on Wednesday denied a request from animal rights advocates to halt Alaska's aerial wolf control program until the issue goes to trial in May.

Connecticut-based Friends of Animals and others are suing the state over a game management program they call a slaughter. The wolf program aims to boost moose populations in five areas of the state.

Judge Refuses to Suspend Alaska's Wolf Control Program

Challenge: Animal rights group's request is on hold for now

By Mary Pemberton
*Associated Press Writer, Anchorage, Alaska (Published: January 28, 2005)*
An animal rights group was unsuccessful Thursday in its attempt to persuade a judge to suspend Alaska's aerial wolf control program, now in its second year.

Friends of Animals is seeking to have the program -- now authorized in five areas of the state -- suspended until May 16 when the issue is scheduled for trial.

A Friends of Animals Report: Wolf Control in the Fortymile Region

Special Update based on interview with Dr. Gordon Haber in Alaska January, 2005 -- The Fortymile program, authorized in November 2004, is now in final stages of preparation. This, the latest in a series of wolf control programs authorized in Alaska since the autumn of 2003, covers 6,600 square miles of the Fortymile region, about a hundred miles east of Fairbanks.

Friends of Animals and In Defense of Animals Howl in Portland, Oregon for 580 Imperilled Wolves

Portland, Oregon -- On Sunday, Dec. 12, Oregon activists will howl in outrage over Alaska's refusal to stop gunning down wolves.

Advocates will gather from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square at Southwest Broadway & Yamhill, as Friends of Animals (FoA) and In Defense of Animals (IDA) host one of the more than 46 new Howl-Ins for cities across North America.

NYC Howl-In at Rockefeller Center on Behalf of 580 Wolves

"We'll Howl Until Frank Murkowski Wakes Up," Says Protester

New York City -- Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization, will be taking our Alaska tourism boycott to Rockefeller Center -- the southwest corner of 49th St. and 5th Avenue -- on Saturday, December 4th, from 12-3pm. The NYC protest is one of more than 43 new Howl-Ins planned for cities across the country and designed to impact Alaska's summer 2005 tourism season.

Seattle Post -- Intelligencer

Update: Alaska's aerial wolf-shootings have begun. Boycott travel to Alaska until the wolf control program is cancelled. As of Dec. 1, FoA has organized 43 new Howl-Ins in cities nationwide. Please join the effort.

Alaska resumes wolf hunts over protests
The Associated Press

Fairbanks, Alaska -- State officials have begun issuing permits for aerial hunters to kill wolves in parts of Alaska in an effort to boost moose and caribou populations.

Alaska's wolf-control program deserves to be killed itself

Published Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fairbanks, Alaska

The Daily News Miner’s Nov. 7, 2004 editorial (A howlin good time) clearly illustrates how seriously Alaskans are misled about the current rash of aircraft-assisted wolf-shooting programs.

As an animal advocacy group that represents hundreds of Alaska members, Friends of Animals holds the interest and right to express our views about the ethics and treatment of wolves and other free-living animals, and to condemn aerial shotgunning as a morally corrupt act regardless of who pumps the bullets.

Alaska Tourism Boycott Continues

__State to kill up to 500 wolves by aerial shooting__

For Immediate Release: 4 November 2004
Contact: Daniel Hammer 1-203-656-1522

Darien, Connecticut , US -- In the first year of Alaska's current state-sponsored aerial wolf-killing scheme, over 200,000 people pledged to boycott the state's $2 billion-a-year tourism industry.

Alaska Wolves Public Service Announcement

Friends of Animals would like to announce the release of a new public service announcement, now available. The name of the video is Alaska Wolves.