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ACTION AVAILABLE Vote April 8 Against Violence Toward Nature and Wildlife


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Kelly
- 635 days ago - host.madison.com
You have the ability to write to Patricia Randolph to express your feelings. URGENT ACTION IF YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE IT. ENDS APRIL 8th, 2013 This is not a petition, you can contact her via e-mail



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Varcolac Veroscarius (96)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thanks again Kelly!.
 

Morgan F. (36)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 9:27 pm
Thank you
 

Morgan F. (36)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 9:28 pm
After 80 years of apathy and neglect, it is time for millions of us to attend our annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress election to protect “all there is.” In a state known for its high voter turn-out, Wisconsin citizens have ignored this annual election, leaving it to an increasingly sadistic thrill-killing minority. A million innocent wild animals are being mangled in archaic traps. Hundreds of thousands of animals are being killed for trophy and fun on our public lands, which are being prioritized to killing. Kids are being recruited to kill for fun.

This election matters. Our children deserve to be taught healthy, loving relationship to wildlife — not killing.

Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m., in every Wisconsin county, all citizens are invited to elect their two representative delegates who formulate policy governing our 7.5 million acres of publicly purchased land and wildlife. These delegates craft policy that is paraded before the Legislature as the will of the people, then often cemented into law. It is a pathetic legacy of patriarchy and sold-out politicians, who know that just 5,000 avid wildlife killers control this farcical, anti-democratic charade.

Wisconsin desperately needs a surge of democracy one night a year to care for all that is real.

One important way to have a say for safe state parks and protection of wildlife, including wolves, is to attend this one night every year. It is always the second Monday in April, in every county. Our citizen power is in electing two of five delegates every year in every county. This is where important decisions about our quality of life are made.

Those 360 delegates then meet in May to design the questions that set the trajectory of stewardship, or destruction, of our world and quality of life in Wisconsin. All these decades that trajectory has been increasing toward destruction and blood lust.

This unique congress is supposed to represent all of us in decisions about our parks, rivers, mining, control of toxins, air quality, protection of wetlands, care of rare and endangered species, climate change, prairie restoration, and any issue of the natural world that concerns our wide variety of citizens. But the questionnaire is focused on killing wildlife. That is because the congress is attended by the most avid trappers, hounders, and hunters, who have been expanding their power every year for decades.

The election locations and process are detailed on the DNR website. Citizens walk in at 6:30 p.m. to register with ID that ties him or her to their county as residents. Two ballots, one for a two-year and one for a three-year delegate, are provided, along with the 99-question questionnaire and a sheet for voting on new citizen resolutions. Go immediately into the room because the first and most important order of business is the election of two delegates, promptly at 7 p.m. Delegates design the policies and can vote any way they want despite citizen input that year.

Then you have all night to answer the questionnaire.

According to the DNR, there is “no age limit, (anyone) can vote on the questions, although they need to be old enough to be able to read and understand them.” So I guess that means 5 years old, since kids that age are taught to trap. Do they understand that?

Here are some of the 99 questions on this year’s questionnaire:

•No. 39: Check weasel traps every four days instead of daily.

•No. 48-51: Regulations for training dogs if used to hunt wolves.

•No. 52-63: Expanding open water hunting opportunities for waterfowl.

•No. 64 and 77: Expand bobcat trapping and killing statewide. (See bobcat trapping video here.)

•No. 68: Would you favor legislation to prohibit the use of dogs to hunt and training dogs to hunt wolves?

•No. 70: Would you support expanding the hunting and trapping opportunities in state parks from two to seven months? (This would mean hunting right through the birthing season.)

• No. 73: Do you favor removing Wisconsin’s requirement of wearing a backtag? (Running packs of dogs night and day on public lands, year-round, killing coyotes, ensures trespass. No backtags allows hunters to trespass with impunity.)

• No. 99: Do you favor a continuous coyote kill through the traditional nine-day deer season? (This is a year-round coyote kill night and day with dogs, traps, crossbows and guns through breeding and all seasons without respite. With 600,000 deer hunters in the woods, there will be no place for coyotes or wolves to escape. Coyotes are sweet shy animals that do no harm to anyone. See coyote hunt here.)

Next the hunters want to kill groundhogs, sandhill cranes, tundra swans and seagulls.

The time to get involved is now. You can download posters and flyers for your county by contacting me directly or www.wiwildlifeethic.org.

Patricia Randolph of Portage is a longtime activist for wildlife. madravenspeak@gmail.com or www.wiwildlifeethic.org


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Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:44 am
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