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WISCONSIN : LETTER: Dogs in Wolf Hunt Dangerous, Expensive...

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The hunters will be paid up to $2,500 for each dog injured or killed by the wolf it is pursuing. Dogs are not a piece of hunting equipment. Their lives matter. The DNR warns hunters to keep dogs out of wolf territory but now encourages dogs to be train


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roxy H (350)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:48 pm


LETTER: Dogs in wolf hunt dangerous, expensive...

The Wisconsin wolf hunt is over. It ended two full months early due to “success” of reaching the quotas in all six zones. The total dead wolves is 238 per the DNR, chief wildlife section, Bill Vander Zouwen. This number breaks down to 117 killed in hunt, 75 killed for depredation problems, 22 motor vehicle crashes, 19 illegally, and 5 found dead of unknown reason. These numbers do not reflect the many other illegal kills, not detected, and hey — guess what — some wolves actually die of natural causes.

I am against the hunt. What I find even more appalling is now Judge Anderson of Dane County has lifted the injunction of banning dogs in the hunt. It was not his fault; he couldn’t stop it, as it is law.

Act 169 includes the hunting, chasing down of wolves with dogs. Wolves cannot climb trees like bears. The outcome will be brutal and deadly conflict between dogs and wolves. The hunters will be paid up to $2,500 for each dog injured or killed by the wolf it is pursuing. Dogs are not a piece of hunting equipment. Their lives matter.

The DNR warns hunters to keep dogs out of wolf territory but now encourages dogs to be trained to hunt wolves. Hound hunters answer to these facts: “they will use the animal fighting breeds of dogs.” Would this have been an acceptable answer from Michael Vick? Training on captive animals and pitting packs of dogs against wolves is dog fighting and should be illegal.

The DNR now has authority to “manage” the wolves, since delisted from the Endangered Species List. The DNR sells hunting licenses for wolves and deer. Less wolves equals more deer, equals more hunting tags, equals more money for the DNR. This is a conflict of interest.

The DNR board will be writing the rules regarding dogs. We must stop this insanity...!/photo.php?fbid=10151410061680816&set=a.326864460815.151893.293989170815&type=1&theater

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:58 pm
Anyone else see the irony of dogs hunting their ancestors? Why is this inhumane dog fighting being allowed? And I thought Wisconsin was sooooo concerned about being cash-strapped...yet they can come up with $2,500 per dog...Hunters are probably entering more dogs just to get a chance to get that $$$. Disgusting! As usual...all at the taxpayers expense.

Many Feathers (123)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 1:40 pm

Terry V (30)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:43 pm
HUNTING is NOT a SPORT it IS MURDER. Using dogs to help kill their ANCESTORS is sick.

Call Off The Wolf Guns

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:28 am

Terry V (22)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:02 pm
And your using what money from where to pay for this. ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND.
This is just wrong.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:23 pm
This is appalling. So, people use dogs to win $2,500? What a mentality.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted. This is just appalling. People using dogs to hunt is just plain wrong. Thanks so much, Roxy.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:11 pm
just a bunch of dickless men

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:16 pm
lots of dog breeds had been created to hunt wolves., don't act like it is something new

Heather O (12)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:15 pm
These people doing this and supporting this are idiots. Simply think they can pay or a sacred life. Why if it isn't legal to use dogs in things like deer hunting why should they use the legally to hunt wolfs. Their own kind, all dogs came from wolfs. If there were no wolfs there would be no dog. This is cruel and uncalled for.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:28 pm

jennifer t (41)
Friday February 15, 2013, 5:46 pm
An excellent business venture would be to establish hunt the hunter travel holiday expeditions.these indeed would be very popular and profitable.
The only good hunter is a dead one!!!! An eye for an eye

janet f (29)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:04 pm
I just don't understand what kind of person finds this practice enjoyable. Even reading the details is sickening. There is truly something wrong with anyone who enjoys killing for fun.

Dianne D (490)
Friday February 15, 2013, 9:41 pm
I hope people in the state of Wisconsin, recall those in the government who are making these laws. Only 4% of the people in the United States still hunt. Hunting needs to be banned. They are making laws that benefit only a few at the cost of lives of the animals. The psychological profile of serial killers is consistent with the characteristic traits of hunters . . . . Why in the world would we promote such behavior. Hunters have no regard for life and many are teaching their kids to hunt and learn that killing is something to be proud of.

. (7)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:58 pm
Yes Kye, "The only good hunter is a dead one"!!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:16 pm

Veronique L (209)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:04 am
This is just so appalling that I am not sure I understand...

Ruth C (87)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:27 pm
I don't see how people think that killing someone is fun!!

Ruth M (235)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:11 pm

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 2:45 pm
Thi is sick !!!

Nan Towle (75)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:19 am
This is an abomination. This is animal abuse plain and simple. Wisconsin has now been placed in the position of actively encouraging animal abuse now that you have put a dollar value of what someone can get for an injured dog. (The same would be said for the wolves when bounties are put on them as well.)

The second one dog, a sentient canine companion animal gets hurt being used in such a manner, the DNR and all the individuals putting it in harm's way need to be brought up on animal abuse, neglect and criminal charges, fined and punished. Perhaps treble damages of what they would get for the injured animal would discourage this malevolent thinking and behavior. This is a despicable abuse of power and a betrayal of trust of mankind's most loyal, devoted and unconditionally loving faithful canine companion who are the descendants of evolved wolves.
This is NOT wolf management. This IS wholesale murder of the most egregious kind. These individuals need to be voted out of their positions, and laws changed to contain them. They do not speak for or represent the majority of the American voting and tax paying public. They need to go and take their "backward machine" thinking and practices with them.

roxy H (350)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:33 am

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:05 pm
Noted with horror!

Mammo T. (0)
Tuesday April 16, 2013, 7:44 am
I think it is a part of game

roxy H (350)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 12:06 am
Well, there is many "games" I will toss you some leather pants and paint you with some fresh blood from the local meat market from a fresh slaughtered animal ... and send you in the woods "hunting" with these dogs to MURDER one of our wolves... This would be a "game" too!
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