28,000 Pledges in 28 Days: Wolf Advocates Take Alaska Boycott Drive
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Darien, Conn. Throughout the month of February, activists opposed
to Alaska's state-sponsored aerial wolf-killing seek 28,000 pledges
supporting a boycott of Alaska tourism.
Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization
with 200,000 members, notes that the latest plans of Alaska's
officials include an intent to kill as many as 1,025 wolves by the
end of April. 86 wolves have already been killed this winter.
To intervene in the aerial assault on Alaska's wolves, Friends of
Animals organized a boycott of the state's $2 billion-a-year tourism
industry. Since November 2003, when the state started allowing
hunter-pilot teams to shoot wolves, over 200 "Howl-Ins" have been
organized across North America, and in Germany, Japan, and Great
Britain. At these events, members of the public can join in the
activism and sign individual postcards to Alaska's governor.
Today, Friends of Animals introduces the first Virtual Howl-In.
The Virtual Howl-In will complement Friends of Animals community-
based Howl-Ins and enable wolf supporters to enter their names and
addresses into an online form on the Friends of Animals website.
Friends of Animals will then mail a physical postcard to Alaska's
Gov. Frank Murkowski on behalf of each signatory.
The Virtual Howl-In is available at:
Friends of Animals does not rent, sell or otherwise distribute email
addresses, names or physical addresses collected in Howl-Ins,
virtual or real. Nor is such information used to send unsolicited
information or literature. Participants wishing to receive
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