“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” Rudyard Kipling
I love seeing all the posts and groups on Facebook in support of howling at a specific time each night during the COVID pandemic.
The fact that howling is the chosen form of communicating, to create a connection in a time of social distancing, does not surprise me. Wolf packs are all about connection, and only by working together and staying connected does the pack survive.
As an apex predator, wolves are essential, and the fight to save wolves is neverending, especially in some states that seem to be doing their best to eliminate the species. Ironically one of those states has a group that howls every night at 8:00 pm, and that group is growing. Some may be howling as they truly understand the power of the pack and love wolves, while others may be joining in to show their support during this time of crisis without fully understanding the power of their howl.
What I hope is that all the people choosing to howl in solidarity for their fellow human beings will feel the awakening in their connection to wolves, all things wild and the world around them. So much so that they will continue to howl—advocate, educate, and collaborate—long after the crisis ends.
At Plan B to Save Wolves, our mission is elevating humanity by reawakening our connection with wolves, inspiring respect for nature, and equality for all sentient beings. Or, as we say, when we save wolves, we save ourselves.