Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wolf hunt prompts boycott of Montana

Posted By on Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM

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Eugene Weekly reports of a grassroots campaign calling for people to avoid visiting Montana and buying Montana products in protest of the state's wolf hunt.

From reporter Kendall Fields:

Predator Defense started the boycott with the international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals and is working to get other nonprofits involved and to expand its grassroots movement. The organizations are boycotting these “killing” states and are urging people to stop buying any products from these states and cancel any plans to visit them. They are calling for people to write letters to state representatives, congressmen, editors and even travel agents explaining the boycott.

The federal government’s wildlife management strategy will allow wolf hunts in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The Idaho hunt began earlier this week. Montana's "backcountry archery" wolf season begins Saturday.

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