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  Animal Rights Group Renews Call for Alaska Tourism Boycott

Associated Press / February 13, 2006

Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - An animal rights group is renewing its call for tourists to boycott Alaska.

The move by Friends of Animals comes after legal challenges failed to end a program aimed at killing hundreds of wolves this winter.
The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by the animal rights group to halt the program. The judges also refused to review it in a decision that upheld a lower court ruling.
Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral says the call for a tourism boycott is back on. She says the group already is in touch with organizers of so-called ``howl-ins'' to once again get the word out to boycott Alaska.
Alaska tourism industry officials say the protests have had little, if any, impact on the state's two billion dollar a year tourism industry.

Friends of Animals Note: The theme for 'Friends of Animals' recharged tourism boycott of Alaska is "I'd Rather Be Here Than In Alaska". It's an internet photo campaign where wolf advocates display digital photos of themselves holding 'BOYCOTT ALASKA' placards at unique spots around the globe.

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