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Jennifer H.

Location:

Bozeman, MT

Member since:

July 7, 2012

What draws you to an animal rights group? (answer as simply or as detailed as you like)

Mainly, I'd like to find an established group of allies that I can work with. I've just become the Colorado representative for a grass-roots group called "Wolf Howl Coalition," and would like to find some people who can help me with this cause and be helped by me with other animal issues in return. Animal groups need to work together, and I appreciate the broad base of your organization.

What, to you, is the biggest issue concerning animals?

Factory farming of food animals is probably the biggest, simply because of its sheer scale. However, wildlife issues, especially the hunting and trapping of "furbearers," are particularly close to my heart. Wolves are my specialty, as you might have guessed -- partly because they seem to be some of the most intensely persecuted of all wild predators, and also because I am drawn to them by their nature and their similarity to the dogs we all know and love.

Please list any specific types of demonstrations or activities you might be interested in and participate in, if hosted by this group? Thanks!

It appears that you are involved in demonstrations and educational activities concerning factory farming, the fur industry, and rodeo -- I support you in all of those efforts, and would be glad to help as I'm able. Seeing as I'm a wolf person, I would hope to see some education about the drastic hunts that are going on in Idaho and planned in Wyoming -- Montana isn't quite as severe yet, but is slowly escalating its hunts. The removal of wolves from the Endangered Species Act and the subsequent implementation of "management plans" that will severely reduce the population hasn't received a great deal of press, I think. People don't realize that all the effort which was put into reintroduction could be undone or severely limited in effectiveness, and they don't realize how harshly wolves are being treated even in comparison to other large predators such as cougars and bears.

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Introduction

Hello! I just moved to Colorado about a month ago. I come from Bozeman, Montana, where I held a rally in support of wolves last fall, and I am eager to find some allies and get to work doing more for the animals here.


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