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Tue August 30, 2011
Wolf advocates call for Idaho boycott
BOISE, Idaho – As Idaho opened it’s 2011 wolf hunt today, critics started voicing their concern across the country.
One group asked people at Central Park in New York City to call Idaho Governor Butch Otter and ask him to stop the hunt.
The New York based group Friends of Animals says this is a last minute effort in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week to turn down a request to stop the wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana.
Edita Birnkrant, a spokeswoman for Friends of Animals says they've asked American’s today to start boycotting trips to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming until the hunts get stopped.
“Then this is another way to get attention and kind of force them to deal with it. Like look, you want to ignore this, you think this is going to be okay with the rest of the country and American’s. But guess what, it’s not, there are a lot of people that are going to hit you economically.”
Idaho and Montana have an open hunt this year. Idaho’s hunt starts today, and Montana’s starts Saturday.