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Disproving anti-wolf propaganda and contributing to the dA wolf community since 2008.
Founded 5 Years ago
Dec 13, 2008


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:bulletgreen:What is AoW?

Army of Wolves, or AoW for short, is a group dedicated to canine art and photography. Giving all canine predators a voice in our society is also a main priority.

:bulletblue: Who/what are we against?

We are against the killing of wolves and other canines. We're against the buying and selling of fur, taxidermy, and the exploitation of wildlife.

:bulletpurple: Does AoW accept art from its members?

Yes, AoW accepts art from members that do canine art (wolves, coyotes, dogs, foxes, etc.). Also, art that stands up for wolves and/or other canines being wrongfully killed is greatly appreciated!

:bulletred: When was AoW established?

AoW became a deviant profile on December 13, 2008. On December 31st, 2009, AoW became an official devaintART Group.

:bulletpurple:On November 10, 2011, AoW reached 1000 members.


:bulletblack: Absolutely NO taxidermists or fur "artists". NO pelts or corpses of animals are allowed in our gallery.

:bulletgreen: NO offensive material towards wolves or other canines.

:bulletpurple: NO spamming or trolls. If you are a troll, you will be reported.

:bulletyellow: The highest ranking a member can be is Contributor. No one can be Co-Founder except for UrosWolf, who helped found the group.

:bulletred: The art submission limit is now 3 deviations per deviant per day.

:bulletblack: NO extreme wolfaboos, or wolf-haters allowed.

:bulletpink: NO fetishes such as vore, bondage, scat, etc.

:bulletpurple: If you join, you will be at least 75.2412534% more awesome.

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Removing Endangered Species Act protections now would threaten the ongoing recovery of Gray Wolves and potentially weaken the Endangered Species Act.

In light of the rejection of the science behind this proposed rule and the need to protect still-recovering wolves around the United States, I urge that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service immediately withdraw this plan. Why is this important?

Wolves are still recovering in states around the country and trying desperately to expand into others. In states where Endangered Species Act protections have already been lifted, aggressive hunting and trapping policies have been enacted resulting in large decreases in population in some states.

Gray wolves have only just begun to return to portions of the Pacific Northwest, California, southern Rocky Mountains and Northeast. Wolves have only begun to recover in Oregon.

A lone wolf from the Imnaha pack named OR-7 became the first wolf in Western Oregon since 1947 and later crossed into California. That trip into the Golden State made him the first wolf there in nearly a century. His story and others like it make clear that wolves are struggling to recover and to expand but they need our help in the form of federal protections.

The proposal put forth by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service would leave still-recovering wolves like OR-7 at risk and without vital protections.

Studies completed after the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park have found that wolves are highly beneficial to ecosystems, benefiting a host of species from fish to songbirds to pronghorn antelope.  Wolves have also been a boon to the local economy as a major tourist draw.

Additionally, the scientific rationale behind this proposal has now been called into question by an independent peer review panel tasked with assessing it. The panel found that the rule does not currently represent the best available science. Specifically, it cited the lack of evidence or support in the scientific community for the assertion that wolves in the eastern United States are a unique species.

Because the process is now fatally flawed by the use of inaccurate science and because it is apparent that wolves have yet to recover in most of the United States, I believe the proposal should be withdrawn.
Here's a local story from my city of residence, Phoenix, about an innocent little coyote pup who was saved and reunited with his family who abandoned him.

This poor coyote pup was turned into a pin-cushion by a Cholla cactus (aka Jumping cholla) in Arizona. Even his mother had to abandon him because she couldn't do anything to remove the cacti, and his fate might have been grim if he hadn't been discovered by local residents of Sun City West (near Phoenix) who mounted a rescue operation. I'm still not sure if it's a happy or sad story, though (it ends well, but still looks very painful for the poor guy)...…

With the help of heavy leather gloves and a pair of pliers, Bordine and Soto were able to remove the pieces of cactus from the coyote.

“Jose and Shawn did such a good job,” said Maxwell. “They were very gentle.”

After removing all the cactus, Bordine and Soto took the coyote pup between some houses and let it go join its mother and siblings.

Bordine said later in the day he saw the pup and its father enjoying a little reunion.
“Dad gave him a couple of licks, they played, and then ran away,” said Bordine. “I’m glad we were able to help, because I hate to see an animal down.” (source)

I don't want to second guess what happened too much because I wasn't there and I can't know what the situation was and what kind of resources they had available, but if you ever find yourself in that kind of situation, try to contact a vet or a wildlife rescue expert. They might have equipment, know special techniques, or have animal drugs (painkillers) that can make the experience better for the poor animal.
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xSilverSpiritWolfx Feb 28, 2014  Student Writer
Hi! :wave: I was wondering if I could re-join the group as a member. Thanks :)
anthonyS13 Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes, of course :)
xSilverSpiritWolfx Mar 7, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks! :)
EliaOwl Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Can I submit a pic with an husky but also other animals?
Annlexi Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
anthonyS13 Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
As long as the husky is the main focus ^^
anthonyS13 Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy 5th birthday, AoW!
Annlexi Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah !!!!!!!
ilovewerewolfs Dec 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry take off on what i submited sorry again
Shadonhex Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's kind of wrong how much you guys shame hunters and taxidermists. Wolves aren't above any other species of animals, in fact the ESA says they aren't even endangered anymore. When the ESA says they're not endangered, it is completely fine to hunt or make them into taxidermy. Some taxidermists don't even hunt the animals they use, some even get pets a customer owned. Hunter and taxidermists have a huge amount of respect for wildlife, I even know some personally. Also, wolves aren't as great or amazing as you make them out to be. Wolves ingest their own feces, scavenge carcasses, and the mating pair eats before the pups (usually leading to starvation for pups). They also barely have the ability to take down an adult elk on their own. Do research before you put biased hate on hunters.
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