Tag Archives: animal rights

Reprieve for Wyoming Wolves

On September 23, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the Court) issued an Opinion¹ and Order² overturning a 2012 rule promulgated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service, or the agency). The … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – More than a Safe Haven

What makes an animal refuge a sanctuary? from Wikipedia: A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a safe haven, by extension the term has come to … Continue reading

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Talking to Animals/Amen

Here’s a quote from a beautiful WordPress post by Traveling Thane Furrows: If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and … Continue reading

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Creation Through Struggle – Always Plenty of Struggle

Some people have asked what led me to write Wild Wolf Encounters.  Like all creation, it was the result of a struggle.  In this case, it was a struggle with myself. About two years ago, in another crisis economic compromise, … Continue reading

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“Wish for the Result with Great Fervor…”

Yoga Action Wish for the result with great fervor, but remain completely patient and serene. Gertrud Hirschi, Mudras, Yoga in your Hands            Yoga and action – we don’t often connect the two.  But like the word yoga itself, many … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

Who Are We? Americans, including me, think of themselves as decent people.  Certainly we have made mistakes as a nation – big mistakes.  But we learn from them, grow, and improve.  Our social structure encourages this. But now I wonder. … Continue reading

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Can We Talk?

Dear Friends, Here is a letter e-mailed to Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Mr. Ashe is considering plans to permit wolf hunting in Wyoming.  I post this letter in the continuing hope that words have … Continue reading

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The Coming and the Going – Wolf Shadow

The Coming Black shadow at the forest edge grows and deepens darkens to a thicker ink begins to quiver moving now into the meadow a black wolf emerges from my imagination The Going Rested, satisfied returning to the shadows satiating … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 3 – The Black Wolf with the Blue Face at his Kill

Manners The black wolf with the blue face dines with reserve wiping his mouth carefully with his tongue taking time to savor the flavor nervously watching for unwelcome company but retiring graciously at frequent intervals so the humans, should they … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 1

My Brother the Wolf*  My brother the wolf sings his music under clear stars a chant I recognize but cannot name haunts me  My brother the wolf hears the fear and longing in our hearts sees confusion at a glance … Continue reading

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