WE NEED TO STOP IT! If we fail again, not only will hundreds more wolves suffer a hideously cruel fate for no reason other than the "fun" of mostly white, out of state weekend "outdoorsmen," the viability of ma'iingan in Minnesota will be severely threatened.
It is clear that this torture and slaughter of wolves for "sport" is both ecologically and economically unsound, and is opposed by the majority of Minnesotans. The tribes in ceded territory, in which this abomination is planned to again take place, have made their opposition to a thrill kill on a spiritual brother crystal clear.
The hunt, as admitted to in an internal DNR email, was intended to appease those that the DNR considers it's "primary and secondary" constituencies- the sport hunting groups and the ag lobby. Why are these groups accorded special privilege by an agency charged with acting in the public trust?
GASHKOZIN! NIIBAWIN! GIIGIDOON!
All people of conscience need to WAKE UP! STAND UP! and SPEAK UP! at this time.
We will have an open mic at the feast after the walk. We will be able to record the statements of those of you who have something to say to the "leadership" of this state. Address the Governor, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, legislators and federal officials by NAME if you like. TELL YOUR STORY TO THEM. Tell them why the hunt hurts you. Tell them why the hunt hurts our environment. Tell them why it is totally unacceptable for them to treat ma'iingan as a resource to be managed by those who do not understand its profound significance to the original people of this land -- the ones who know it best. Tell them what you expect them to do about it. (INTERVENE TO STOP THIS HUNT NOW, is my suggestion.)
We will make a video record of your statements and send them to the Governor, the MN DNR, the relevant House and Senate committees and, social media volunteers permitting, every single member of the House and Senate in Minnesota
We will, with help from social media volunteers, POST these messages to not only You Tube with the right search parameters considered (ie. people who search for those we name for any reason will hopefully find all of these too) but also post to the facebook pages and twitter pages of those named AND all the reporters and media we can find people to cover. Feel URGED to volunteer to help out, the more the better!
This should net us a good deal of mainstream media as well.
If you are too far away to join us, hold you OWN rally and get clips!I would LOVE to include a list of 50 other locations in which `STOP THE HUNT' rallies will be held on Oct 12, 2013.
WE NEED TO GENERATE A NATION WIDE OUTCRY- The BIGGEST HOWL WE CAN MUSTER!