This year’s Speak for Wolves will include a field trip on Sunday July 17, 2016 with the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC). The mission of BFC is stop the slaughter of Yellowstone’s wild buffalo herd, protect the natural habitat of wild free-roaming buffalo and native wildlife, and to work with people of all Nations to honor the sacredness of the wild buffalo. The field trip will offer people an opportunity to learn more about the habitat needs and management of buffalo in and around Yellowstone National Park. Officials for Yellowstone National Park are currently trapping wild buffalo inside the park and shipping them to slaughter. Read the news release by BFC condemning these horrific actions.
We are excited about this year’s 3-day family-friendly program. If you have not purchased your tickets for the screening of the award-winning documentary Medicine of the Wolf on Friday July 15, 2016 you can do so by clicking here. Filmmaker Julia Huffamn is graciously donating some of the proceeds generated from the screening to Speak for Wolves. Thank you Julia!
The line-up for Saturday July 16, 2016 is taking shape. Jill Fritz of the Humane Society will kick things off with a presentation about the management of gray wolves in the Great Lakes region. Kevin Proescholdt of Wilderness Watch will follow with a presentation about gray wolf populations in Isle Royale National Park. Chris Justice of Footloose Montana will lead a trap-free workshop, and Natalie Ertz of Wildlands Defense will talk about her expereince during the militia take-over of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
This year’s event will also feature dance, music, poetry, food and the exquisite art of Virginie Baude.
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