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Wisconsin: Wolf Extermination in Wisconsin


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Roxy
- 364 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Gov. Walker signed Wisconsin Act 169, which allows the use of hounds to hunt wolves This will lead to horrific fights between these animals, making this a state of sanctioned dog fighting, which is currently a felony in Wisconsin For whose pleasure?



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Roxy H. (340)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:27 am
Personal Note: This is photo is part of one of the many rallies against the wolf killings, Showing the Hunters were also standing along-side (us) (we) united for the wolves

This letter is in response to the Tribune’s July 7 editorial, “Making War on Wolves.”

"That 'lower 48 states' head count, of course, doesn't include the more than 1,000 wolves killed now that Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana have legalized wolf hunting."

You can imagine my shock and disgust, as a Wisconsin resident, to learn that Wisconsin immediately enacted state legislation that allowed wolf hunting as soon as the federal government stripped them of Endangered Species Act protections. In fact, the federal government recommended a 5-year moratorium on commencing any hunt which was blithely disregarded by Wisconsin legislators, Gov. Scott Walker and the Department of Natural Resources.

Even worse, Gov. Walker signed Wisconsin Act 169, which allows the use of hounds to hunt wolves (only state to allow this). This will lead to horrific fights between these animals, making this a state of sanctioned dog fighting, which is currently a felony in Wisconsin.

The Wolf Advisory Committee, stacked with 7 pro-hunting representatives from groups such as The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and the Wisconsin Bow Hunters Association, approved the taking of 32 percent of the current wolf population. When you include wolf mortality rates from other causes, Wisconsin might lose 50 percent of its wolves within one year!

So, strip the wolf of protections after spending years attempting to recover populations, spending millions of taxpayer dollars to bring them back from the brink of extinction and then allow them to be hunted by the states? Trapped? Poisoned? Hunted with dogs? For whose pleasure?

For the approximate 2 percent of this state’s population that trophy hunts and traps.

Perhaps Illinoisans should think twice about spending their hard-earned vacation money in a state that sanctions a blood sport and that is trying to exterminate the wolf from the Wisconsin landscape.

— Elizabeth Huntley, Kenosha, Wis.


 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:53 am
This is heartbreaking Roxy...
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (377)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:17 am
What makes these people so blood thirsty? For the love of me I can't understand this and never will! What is this rush to kill wolves? Is it a mythical reason, based on wolf stories? Or is just the love of blood? I am so ashamed of human beings, I really am, and the good ones don't have enough power to be able to change this. Sometimes I don't want to read your posts, Roxy, they make me feel so horrible.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:29 am
Trying to Save our Wolves sisters, These horror stories need to be told. This is what is happening to our babies out there. If we don't stop the slaughter, we will lose them
 

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:44 am
ok, think of it this way. This Governor is "Ruling" the State i live in. He signed a law allowing a "probe" of women to be put into them under a rule stated as abortion ruling, but if we "allowed" men to be "probed" with a tool in their rear-ends that would be considered rape and yet we supposed to let this fool let us Rule and Allow this? Then he is Paying 2,500.00 for every DOG to get killed by a wolf this fall, up to 6 dogs per wolf. 15,000.00 per wolf to SACRIFICE 6 dogs! do you know how many dog killers are going to be in the woods in Wisconsin "Killing Dogs"? this Fall for Money? Then top this off, The NRA is now PAYING to have people put GUN SHOOTING RANGES in their back yards in Wisconsin. YESSS you can get paid to put a Gun Shooting Range in your yard here. BUT there is no money for health care, no money for kids for education, if you need free lunch at school ..too bad.. if you need dental care?? you are OUT OF LUCK, but the taxpayers are paying to kill dogs and buying gun ranges
 

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:46 am
And I refuse to not post this news, sorry, it needs to be out in the media. And it needs to get stopped
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:23 am
noted
 

Suzanne B. (246)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:35 am
thanks for sharing this!
 

Aud nordby (702)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:44 am
noted
 

Leslene Dunn (68)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:50 am
I would not even rally for this - I would more than likely pick up a bloody machine gun and kill the lot of sickening savage bastards. Why should they be allowed to live - they lost that right when the took it upon themselves to hunt down these precious animals.
 

k n. (57)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:42 am
Roxy so sad to see this. Very dissapointing.
 

Jeaneen A. (106)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:13 am
Hunters are just plain killers, if there were no animals they would start on people.
 
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