National Wolf Awareness Week (Video)

October 14-20th is National Wolf Awareness Week in the U.S. It was set up as a national event in 1996, a year after wolves were reintroduced to the state of Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. Since that time, Governors from 26 states have proclaimed the third week of October as Wolf Awareness Week.

The purpose of this week is to celebrate the importance and beauty of the wolf in our world today.

The goals set for Wolf Awareness Week are to create an awareness of the role that a predator such as the wolf plays in maintaining a healthy ecosystem and ultimately a healthy planet. Tragically the wolf was all but exterminated from most of its historic range by the early 1900’s. Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the reintroduction of the wolf in 1995 into parts of the United States has been successful.

There are very important reasons to celebrate wolves in the U.S. They are known as an apex predator that has been proven to keep ecosystems in balance which also has an effect on the climate. They are also a beautiful animal that shares many of the same family values as humans do. Devoted as parents and the whole pack takes part in the raising of the pups. They also mate for life.

Unfortunately for the wolves there are two small special interest groups in the U.S. who have used their political clout to delist the wolves and allow the slaughter of them in yearly wolf hunts. We are now in a crucial time in the process to protect wolves because of this. Currently in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota and Wisconsin the wolves have been delisted from federal protection and are now subject to wolf hunts. Michigan is also considering having a wolf hunt.

It is once again not an easy time for the wolves in the U.S. with hundreds of them being slaughtered by trophy hunters. In addition to celebrating the wolves as we have done in the past, we must now also fight for their existence and right to live along side of humans. After all the wolves were here long before mankind decided to intrude on their land and their lives.


Responses to "National Wolf Awareness week - Oct. 14 through Oct.20th"

  1. Anonymous says:

    It's a shame. For all animal's victims to be heard save them for the most tragic time of our history

  2. Unknown says:

    I Love my Wolves the wolf & The Dolphin are my Favorite of all animals, I absolutely LOVE them, we must protect them both, Please, & Thanks!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    god please help these beautiful creatures. They are so magnificent.

  4. Unknown says:

    Trophy hunting, for one, needs to be stopped forever. I don't like the wolf being called a "predator", because that word makes them sound like they attack anything, even humans, which they don't...except if they NEED to protect their young. Wolves are so misunderstood, so I'm glad there is an awareness week. I'd like to see an all-out campaign for an awareness 'month', at least, but thank you for this page that helps to bring awareness to the endless slaughter. Our wolves must be saved!!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    You are doing great work for awareness White Wolf! Try to see if you can stop google ads from putting ads for wolf hunts on your page.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    I have to believe that at some point intervention will come for this most regal animal. whose job on this planet, seems to offend the very ones who are most cruel. Who support slaughter houses, etc. These beings are not predators, MAN is. wake up people before it is too late.....

  9. Anonymous says:

    Those hunters are evil \beings, and the fact that in some states, hunting of wolves is actually allowed. I cannot comprehend that there are people who derive pleasure out of killing these magnificent animals. It is just disgusting, and I wish the worst for these evil humans.

  10. I am with a band called REASON MACHINE and for me the Wolf is a spiritual teacher / guide in my belief system. I find the massacre of the wolves in the US as well as N Europe dispicable and killing one wolf is like killing a piece of me. I started a Facebook page called "SA Musicians against the massacre of all wildlife" ( S Africa) after confronting some pro-kill wolf pages. I hope to keep aware, the wolf issue.... Wisconsin, Wyoming , Idaho and Montana MUST stop this murder. Self satisfying egotistical hunters and legislators are a problem. and dont even mention Sarah Palin to me. I and my partner support a sanctuary in SA called Huskyromi Wolf and Rescue Centre and sponsor individual wolves there too. SA Musicians supports you work...Wado, thank you. !! Paul Anthony Davies (Fb)

  11. Anonymous says:

    If ranchers and farmers would just use Live Stock Guardian like Anatolians,Kangals and Great Pyrs dogs to protect their flocks and herds their would be no need to slaughter the wolves, most of the time breeders and rescue groups will place livestock guardian dogs in working homes for free.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your page and for trying to bring awareness.
    Killing/splitting wolf packs usually has the opposite effect, since lone wolfs cannot hunt big game animals, but attack sheep or cattle instead. Stupid bloodthirsty killers who know nothing about the nature, only thrilled to kill..Trophy killing should be stopped, period!!! We are dependent on the nature to survive, sadly that fact is not understood by to many..

  13. Anonymous says:

    i sure hope we can stop them from killing the wolves. we need to give the wolves a voice. please help protect the wolves!! thank you.

  14. Connie Albert says:

    If People lived liked the Wolves, This World would be a much better place.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love wolves! They are so beautiful.Thanks for sharing this White Wolf.

  16. Mary Young says:

    Every day should be wolf awareness day. Every day people need to support our wolves and prevent the horrible killing and trapping currently going on in many states. Delisting wolves is a huge disservice to our wildlife and ecosystems. We humans, continue making poor judgements, that little by little are destroying our earth. We need our wolves and all the good they bring directly and indirectly. Such beautiful animals to observe and photograph, and so few remaining in the lower 48 states. A terrible shame that we have caused several species and many packs to become extinct.

  17. Lisen says:

    Want this to advertise our organization in Sweden, where we work for Scandinavia wolves. I am vice president of the organization. Welcome.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I pray, save the wolves

  19. Anonymous says:

    I f only man would learn from the wolves ,they are more loyal than man, they only kill what they need, to survive .they don't destroy .and they are loving to one another .they have the right to live free on this earth, will man kind ever learn ?

  20. june hamiliton says:

    the wolf is a magnificent animal, & one that must be protected at all costs.. it is beyond me how people kill animals in the name of " sport".. it's so NOT a sport! it's MURDER! more awareness is needed, & spread the word on how important the wolf is to our world.. thank you.

  21. samantha says:

    I am not from the u.s
    But seeing this all over the Internet is heartbreaking for me.
    As ive always felt some sort of connection with big dogs and if I lived near wolves id be out there with them everyday. How could someone hurt them. There spirit is so pure.
    Id run with the wolves everyday
    Someone thats closer to them than me
    Please protect

  22. Carina E says:

    It's a truly majestic animal that deserves to live and share this earth with us all!
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