Anchorage, AK - Activists will bring our intervention in Alaska's wolf
control program right to the person most responsible for its continuation:
Governor Frank Murkowski. A Friends of Animals "Howl-in" will fill the air
with the recorded sounds of wolves on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 9:00
a.m. at Juneau's Capitol Building, located at Fourth & Main.
The demonstration will serve as a clear sign of the wide Alaskan support for
halting the permit system which would allow pilot-hunter teams to kill up to
580 wolves in forthcoming weeks.
Last year, Friends of Animals mailed postcards to Murkowski. Each postcard
was a person's individual pledge to boycott travel to Alaska until the
killing stops. Murkowski's office has claimed that postcards were not
"This year, I will hand-deliver postcards signed by Alaska residents and
others to the governor, and ask that he sign a delivery receipt," said Scott
Moran, Friends of Animals' Alaska region project coordinator. "We want to
ensure that his office receives the concerns of his constituents."
In addition to the Howl-In, a 60-second television spot, also produced by
Friends of Animals, will raise public awareness as it airs statewide on
Friday, December 10, and runs through the winter months.
Additional Howl-Ins are scheduled for Sitka, Alaska, and throughout the