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Save the Wolves: Boycott Idaho Potatoes!

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Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral called for a national boycott of Idaho potatoes to protest Idaho's plan to kill wolves in September. That could affect Idaho growers, who produce about one-third of the potatoes consumed in the United States.


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Tierney G (381)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 2:50 pm
Consider it done. I don't eat many potato's anyway.
Thanks Tom

MmAway M (519)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 3:20 pm
Eat Potatoes, but will truly boycott them for sure!!! No problem!!!

Thanks, will pass this one on!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 3:35 pm
We don't have Idaho potatoes in France. I will have to boycott them telepathically... Thanks Tom.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 5:36 pm
The potato growers and the wolf hunters are two different groups. One should not have to suffer for the barbarity of the other. Thanks, Tom.

Madeleine L (51)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 6:06 pm
In Idaho, as in Alaska, the group calling for the "culling" are Big Game hunters. Such people, throughout history, have sought to wipe out any anymore, especially wolves, that compete with them for the Trophy animals that they seek to 'bag'. I have seen this myself, having grown up in Northern Ontario where we had a large log hunting lodge, with my father as guide and a bush plane. He quickly gave up the hunting part and we became a dining-room/motel/cocktail lounge. Dad could not stand the hunters who came from far away and wanted, in effect an easy, quick kill of a 'record' moose or other animal. Same ol'

Mandi T (367)
Saturday August 29, 2009, 7:45 pm
No problem there.
Noted and put on my facebook too!
Tx Tom

chris b (2474)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 5:40 am
It does semm a litle unfair to boycot ta group who we don't know their stance on hunting! It's perfectly possible some potatoe growers may not support wolf killing. Maybe it would be good to seek thier assistance rather than put them in the same barrel as the hunters. As I have said on many other post it's not all people of a state, county or nation that are bloodthirsty sadists. I have remarked in a slightly joking way about the multiplicity of animal abuse stories coming from Florida and having Mickey Mouse to contend with. Likewise the Japanese and Canadians or my own country of England. All have their abuses but I'm not absolutely sure boycott unless it's at the specific offenders is the best way forward. Now if there is a potatoe grower who has voiced his support for wolf hunting well that's a whole different ball game! I would suggest his business should be mashed!

. (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 6:03 am
Thannnx... amazing how these barbaric killers of animals always think that they have the gift of the gab when it comes to doing these violent and sneseless acts against God's creatures

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 8:57 am
Thanks Tom.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 11:23 am
I don't eat Idaho potatoes so this will be easy for me.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 2:40 pm
Perhaps if you sat down and ate a big steak you would realize this is not going to be effective at all. Most people who eat potatoes don't know or care where their potatoes come from. I doubt whether the potato farmers care about wolves one way or the other as wolves don't eat potatoes. When trying to motivate people for a cause, showing them a clear, logical, well thought out plan would help a lot. Better luck next time.

Deborah L (70)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 4:45 pm
Madeleine: Wolves do not get the big trophy winners the hunters are after. Wolves kill about 3% of the animals they attempt to kill for food, unlike the human who kills for the sake of killing. Wolves kill the sick, elderly, injured and sometimes the newer born of the herds and not the big healthy ones as they are harder to bring down when only using ones teeth compared to a bullet.

The FWS removed grey wolves from the endangered list and they think that by killing 225 wolves out of 1000 with 70,000 wolf killers with permits is going to work. It's OVERKILL. There will not be a wolf left at all then how will these idiots who came upo with this plan explain the total extinction of the Idaho wolves? DUH!

Gov. Butch Otter? I say we have an otter kill. Otters do not belong in Idaho. And if this wolf killer enthusiast only wanted to see 225 wolves killed, which is bad enough, why allow 70,000 permits and claims of 6,000 have already been purchased since mid August. What the hell does this idiot think, or doesn't he. Bet he's a repukelican too. By claiming he didn't want to see all the wolves destroyed, what!!! 6,000 permits, 1,000 wolves about and only kill 225? Is he crazy, it will never work. You can't tell the drunk (often) hunters the limit is filled after they paid their money for the permits, and just how much do they cost?

There are many Native tribes who have offered to take wolf packs onto their lands that they have left. the wolf is respected by Native peoples, unlike the white eyes. If the Sen. Gary Schroeder is serious about wolf to good home, I know people who would take them that have the training and space for these magnificent animals. I even had a wolf hybrid years ago. She was crippled when I adopted her and she raised many kittens in her time with us. And she lived in the house and never tore it up either.

Judy C (91)
Sunday August 30, 2009, 7:46 pm
How exactly will this help save wolves? I would hate to hurt innocent parties such as potato farmers.

mary f (200)
Monday August 31, 2009, 2:32 am
i would if i lived in america thanks tom

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday August 31, 2009, 1:28 pm
innocents are always harmed in boycotts, but sometimes they are necessary and effective.

johnnie W (23)
Monday August 31, 2009, 7:01 pm
I do not know their stance on hunting in general, I do know and have heard their dumb butt governor make jokes about he would be out their to kill the first one and had a bit on it with someone. More or less told the rest of us to kiss his rusty you know behind. It people with his mentally that are going to drive animals to extinction, I think they are dumb and ignorant , but someone must have like him for him to be governor, surly the whole state doesn't feel this way.. It is morally wrong, and it show s a low contempt for compassion, and with out that you are a little less than human. The wolves were put here by a higher power and they were not put here for sport to kill, You need tp leave them alone.

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Monday August 31, 2009, 10:34 pm
Of course i will support the boycott Tom.
Governor Otter needs to have a price put on his head!
This statement i find interesting > "Beside the 220 permits issued to statewide hunters, another 35 were provided to the Nez Perce tribe."
Why is it that Native Americans and in this case, the Nez Perce tribe are given such a low number of permits? PLEASE DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ...
the Native American peoples have never been justly and equally treated even to this day, that's my point!

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday September 1, 2009, 7:34 am
There is no way,woman of the very appropriate last name, that I will endorse your savage nuclear bomb approach to the possible court ordered allowing of regulated wolf hunting by punishing a atate wide industry, which has no record of ever having endorsed the wolf hunt, but is probably the only thing you associate with or know about Idaho,O' great east coast pundit.This approach is ill-considered and wildly over reactive, you give no thought to the human impact. Your boycott may get you the exterist headlines and photo ops you crave but to intentionally reduce the minimal incomes of the farm,storage,transport and processing workers and their families is truely activism gone feral(to revert from civilized to savage or wild);most of the farm owners are interstate and/or transnational conglomerates, you might give them a minoe PR black-eye but they will just jack up the price of non-Idaho potatoes and still make their profits, but it is the pour that will pay your price. The farms that are small family farms your ill-concieved power play will most likely push past endangered to extinct,are the very farms most likely to embrace and adopt organic and sustainable farming.Wake up and grow up and in the future try to show at least a modicum of the consideration and concern for the lives of people that you demand for animals before you throw another of your publicity tantrums and victimize innocent humans, who are after all animals too!

Thursday September 3, 2009, 7:21 am
I eat spuds all the time but then I'm a Mic~Mac so it goes with the territory but I will NOT buy any Idaho potatoes for a verra long time to come,RIP Wolves

annie Flanders (19)
Friday September 4, 2009, 7:53 pm
i will only eat washington potatoes from now on. i like them better anyway.

heard that the man who killed the first wolf is being harassed. payback for him seems to be a beech! maybe he should have considered the outcome before he killed the poor wolf!

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 4:56 am
i haven't purchased any idaho potatoes since i don't remember when.

Azle B (17)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 7:40 am
Potatoes are not rich in nutrients. they have too much starch and no vitamines.
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