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Activist chains self to guv’s door

Pro-wolf protesters talk with Gov. Butch Otter's secretary after they chained a member's arm to the door of the governor's office on Monday. (Betsy Z. Russell/photo)
Pro-wolf protesters talk with Gov. Butch Otter's secretary after they chained a member's arm to the door of the governor's office on Monday. (Betsy Z. Russell/photo)

A half-dozen pro-wolf activists from around the country demonstrated at the Idaho Statehouse today, and a woman from Virginia chained herself to the door of the governor’s office, demanding that Gov. Butch Otter respond to the group’s concerns. Otter, ironically, was in Virginia. Members of the Wolf and Wildlife Action Group, or WWAG, said Idaho should spend its state money to fund education, not to kill wolves. Karen Hall, an activist from Wisconsin, said the group has staged similar actions in Wisconsin, Montana and Wyoming; the activists included one from Chubbuck, Idaho, and others from Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado and Michigan. “We try to go to the statehouses in the wolf-killing states,” Hall said. The group is also calling for banning wolf trapping, calling the practice cruel/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Ah, do you think this approach will work with Otter?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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