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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Wis. Wolf Hunt Challenge

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- 2072 days ago -
A judge refused Friday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the use of dogs in this winter's wolf hunt, marking another victory for a group of humane societies working to reduce the chances of deadly dog-wolf encounters in the woods.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 1:58 am
Noted, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 2:10 am
"The group filed a lawsuit last month alleging Department of Natural Resources rules enacting the hunt don't include any restrictions on dog training or use in hunting, creating the potential for bloody dog-wolf fights. DNR attorneys asked Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson to toss the lawsuit, arguing the agency didn't have the authority to impose restrictions and the lack of regulations doesn't harm the humane societies.

But Anderson said the lawsuit can proceed. The judge said DNR officials incorrectly assumed they lacked the power to impose restrictions and he agreed with the humane societies' argument that they will have to spend more resources caring for injured dogs and wolves and unfettered dog use will put wolf trackers in danger.

"These are more than trifling injuries," Anderson said.

The wolf hunt is slated to begin Oct. 15 and run through the end of February. More than 20,000 people applied for a permit; the DNR this week made 1,160 applicants chosen through a lottery eligible for a permit.

The hunt has left animal lovers outraged. The Republican-authored bill creating the hunt pulls out all the stops on wolves, allowing hunters to put out bait, trap, hunt at night and use dogs. The law says hunters can use up to six dogs to track or trail wolves after the November gun deer season ends but imposes no other limitations.

The DNR drew up emergency rules setting up the details of the hunt. The regulations don't include any restrictions on dog training and hunting use, allowing hunters to train their animals on wolves year-round and send them after wolves without any controls such as a leash during the hunt. The humane societies maintain the lack of regulations is a recipe for carnage.

DNR attorneys have argued both that the agency had the discretion to leave out dog requirements and it didn't have authority to impose any. They say the rules reflect the law to the letter."

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 3:29 pm
Noted and you are so right Roxy :-0 Thnx..

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:39 pm

Diane B (275)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 11:43 pm
noted thank you

MmAway M (505)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:53 am
Oh Dang ~ Who is paying all of these Politicans, Judges off??? Or are they all just Jack Legs? Insanity is rapid here and sadly the Wolves pay with their lives.

Noted with a breaking heart! Thanks Roxy, but typing with falling tears for these beautiful animals that are needed to keep our eco system in balance.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:33 am

paula eaton (30)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:11 am
Special interest groups win again. This judge just sentenced dogs and wolves a death sentence. This judge is heartless, just like the hunters. How much do you want to bet he will be out there hunting down wolves.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:20 am
wha? the judge stopped the dogs from going after the wolves but the hunt is still on sadly, it took two court dates to stop the dogs from doing a bloody dog vs wolf fight, get in the know plz paula

Ann P (17)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:50 am
I am saddened to keep hearing this. The truth is that wolves are shy around people and will only attack when they feel threatened. I hope and pray that these beautiful creatures be left to live in peace. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:06 am
Very sad...

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:22 am
silence is acceptance
we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Jason S (50)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:25 am

Tania A (3)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:27 am
Noted. Thanks.

June M (139)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:29 am
noted..thanks Roxy ♥

. (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:40 am
If a dog corners the wolf whom do you think wins? The loser is still the wolf even though it kills the dog.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 12:17 pm
o.0 well the point is, trying to get the whole hunt stopped, and managed to get the dog fight part stopped, and that took 2 court dates to do and 10 months fighting and many many trips to get that, plus all the other states killing wolves, this is only wisconsin, nov 6th minnesota starts killing them, then michigan starts killing them then we go back into washington state, its been a non-stop fight since sarah palin started shooting them with the helecopters..... so tired... just sick and tired of it..time to let the wolves alone

Janet R (38)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 1:01 pm
I see Wis is just as stupid and inhumane as Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. I hope the hunters shoot each other and they get caught in their own traps. Screw them just as they as going to screw the wolves. Where are the people in those states fighting for the wolves? Are they all heartless?

M B (62)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:10 pm
I agree with Janet R. !!

michelle t (41)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:42 pm
Hunt the hunters.The only good hunter is a dead one.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:48 pm
check out the large protests and petitions from us heartless wisconsin people, i am also ojibwa and have been across the usa working on saving wolves in other states, it just happens that it now hitting in my own backyard, makes me sick, but dont you dare call me heartless

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
Wolves belong in our world. Rats, which they eat, are invasive species from the Indian subcontinent and don't belong. Keep the wolves, ban the hunt!

Krystal R (120)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:03 pm
stop the wolf hunts! and, DUDE! Janet! My Mother (Rox) Took us out to the gulf for the oil spill clean up and then we ended up in Florida working on Manatee Protests about them getting hit by the Big Yachts, so I suppose we can blame that on YOU! Like your Blaming my mom for the wolf hunt, stop sounding ridicoulous!

Linda P (0)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 3:41 pm
This is so wrong.

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:15 pm
Stupid judge, and the 20,000 who got licenses to kill.

janet f (29)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 5:27 pm
Barbaric behavior. Why don't these guys just track and shoot each other?

Dianne D (490)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 8:59 pm
Need to recall the politicians that are promoting cruelty. They will get the message. I also agree with Janet R. Violence to animals leads to violence to human. Why promote violence?

Ruth C (87)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:53 am
We are living in a technical world and some people think that we are still in the middle ages!

Rebecca Cowart (0)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:44 am
lnoted.....Janet R. you said it all!!!!! I think this is totally horrible and barbaric.....all the hunters just go and kill each other and leave the wolves to be free!!!!! it makes me sick, that humans have the right to decide what the fate of animals are.....why oh why can't animals turn around and retaliate!!!????

louise Woychesko (1)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:09 am
Dogs should not be used to hunt wolves. period

Roxie H (350)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:18 am
the point is, NO DOG FIGHTING, we against that people,, and against hunting, ... so trying to stop 2 things. gosh ..not only trying to stop a wolf slaughter here, was trying to stop them from getting ripped apart by dogs too, just horrible, the judge was doing the best he could, he was only given 1 choice, to stop the dogs fighting, he could not stop the hunt, just the dogs he did a good thing..kudo's to this judge

Roxie H (350)
Monday September 17, 2012, 11:28 am
i just had someone call me this morning telling me that wolves were responsible for attacking an ojibwa child this past weekend here in wisconsin, and they need to be killed for that, so i am not in a very good mood, i spent 3 hours on the phone arguing with a friend who totally refused to listen to the fact that it was nothing but a bogus lie, which it is, anyone else feel like arguing with me?

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:43 am
Noted - can you blame them for attacking - we have taken away their food, habitat and much more from them. This is all our fault - only we are to blame. My heart breaks for these wolves, and for the dogs that are used. It is just barbaric - only humans could do something like this.
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