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A Howl at the Darkness - HELP by thedarkcloak A Howl at the Darkness - HELP by thedarkcloak
Don't let this iconic animal die

The Gray Wolf was brought to the edge of extinction in the USA by the early 1970's. A pair of wolves were brought from Canada in 1979 to try and bring the wolf back to the USA. By the end of 1994 there were about 48 wolves living and breeding in the National Parks. More wolves were brought from Canada, and slowly, the Gray Wolf has been returning to it's ancestral lands. At this time, there is estimated to be less than 1500 breeding wolves in less than a handful of National parks in the USA.
The wolf is a gentle carnivore, forming family group packs where pairs mate for life. They exhibit love and affection for each other, they're curious and intelligent and even have a complex language. They are a deep part of the North American landscape, myth and folklore. They are spirit guides, protectors and totems.

The Bush administration, with its track record of death for profit, wants to de-list Gray Wolves from the Endangered Species Act. If this senseless plan moves forward, both Wyoming and Idaho are planning to use aerial gunning, baiting and trapping and general hunting to exterminate hundreds of wolves. With the slow rate of wolf breeding, this will bring them back to extinction levels in under 5 years. But of course, the sale of licenses will bring in a lot of money. So... that's OK... right?

A human is more likely to be struck by lightning than harmed by a wolf. In fact, you're far more likely to be killed by a deer than a wolf. You're definitely much more likely to die because of a decision made by your government. So in many ways, you're just like the wolf.

It will cost you nothing to make an impact, take you a mere moment to fill out the form that will add your voice to those protesting.

Help keep the wolf where it belongs, in the wild. Not as a dead trophy for some rich man. Please click on this link - [link] - fill out the form, and be a howl at the darkness.

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Photomanipulation and text collaboration between :iconeidolon-grey: & myself.
Stock from [link]

If you wish to use this image to spread this message, feel free to post it along with the above text.

Thank you.
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:iconkwehcat:
KwehCat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey that's great, thanks!
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:iconkwehcat:
KwehCat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's good...
It's so sad what humans do to others...
Some "superior species" we are....
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah... it's very frustrating.
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:iconkwehcat:
KwehCat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Most definitely...
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:iconn1nj4zero:
n1nj4zero Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Death to Mankind.

Power to my Wolf brothers, and Nature in general.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
For real.

Mankind is doing it to itself, shit just gets worse and worse.

Hail to the fucking chief indeed.
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student General Artist
All I know is, wolves are dying out. We need to help save them. Just look at what's happening to the Mexican Gray Wolf and the red wolf.
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:iconstuhacking:
stuhacking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Darn - I can't sign that petition - what with being outside the US and all. For what it's worth I've added the info to my journal with a trackback to your deviation (which rocks btw, kudos guys!)
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
dude, yeah thanks for spreading the word.

man, people need to start realizing all the bullshit that's going on over our heads.
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WraithGod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
There's only been one officially recorded death of a human being directly attributed to wolves.

Bush is a jackass, we only have to put up with him for a bit long. I highly doubt they'll be put off the list though.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
:nod:

And yeah, "Captain Veto" Bush & his cronies all need to get booted out of office... And though we only have a few months to go, I still cringe at the amount of additional potential damage the Bush administration could incur even in those few months...

And if McCain gets elected - which though it sounds unlikely, wouldn't entirely shock me in this FUBAR'd election process we have - then we may as well call it Bush's 3rd Term...

Fucking borderline dictatorship if you ask me, the only difference is all the red tape these clowns have to dance around whilst bending the rules to make their greedy little whims happen...

So fed up.
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:iconwraithgod:
WraithGod Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
They definitely contradict the literal definition of democracy. I feel bad for the Americans but at the same time our Prime Minister licks your President's shoes, so we're kind of in the same boat. Risky though it may be, I think it's best for the world if Hilary gets into office, personally. xD
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
yeah, I hear you. In an ideal world, Ron Paul would get into office, but the American media has done just about everything they could to turn that campaign into a muffled whimper (ie; censoring).

It fucking sucks.
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ll-Nightwolf-ll Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah wolves rock XD btw is that a husky instead of a wolf or is it my imagination?
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
you know, I was wondering that too, but the stock we got for it said it was a wolf not a husky.

:shrug: gets the point across tho me thinks. :)
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ll-Nightwolf-ll Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree it does nicely done :)
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Power to the wolf :#1:
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
damn straight.
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Student General Artist
We should make a deviation called Wolves are People Too.
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:iconstuhacking:
stuhacking Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
mmmm....furry! :3

:XD:
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
go for it!
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:icongeotrixqueen:
GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Student General Artist
It would be so much easier if I had photoshop. I'll try doing it freehand.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
yeah, even if you rough it out, if it's a quick enough idea to collab for this cause, we can definitely whip something up. :) I'll talk to ~Eidolon-Grey also. Whatever creatively helps raise awareness! :headbang:
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