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Congressional Bid To Remove Wisconsin Wolves From Endangered Species List Falls Flat

      An effort to remove the Great Lakes gray wolf from the federal endangered species list failed last week when Congress approved an omnibus spending bill.   Late last year language to remove protections for the animal in Wisconsin and the rest of the Western Great Lakes region was included in the House Interior and Environment appropriations bill. But in the flurry to get a spending plan passed before a Friday deadline, the rider was pulled from the final bill. GOP lawmakers left frustrated as they hoped for the delisting of gray wolves.   When wolves were federally delisted [...]

By | 2018-03-26T02:49:20+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Legislation, Wisconsin|4 Comments

Coexistence is key!

The USDA releases a death census for the cattle industry every 5 years and tracks how many cattle have died and from what causes. The results are less sensational than one might expect; dust and shipping stress kill three times more cattle than all predators combined. So the last census for the entire U.S was in December of 2015--- Cattle losses were due to non-predator causes was 98 percent. Respiratory problems accounted for the highest percentage of deaths in both cattle and calves. Pneumonia and shipping fever were given as examples of respiratory problems. Almost 24 percent of cattle deaths [...]

By | 2018-03-07T01:56:27+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Protect The Wolves, Wisconsin|1 Comment

“I had no idea”

  Advocates for wolves and other animals often hear "I had no idea" from people when they find out about how many wolves are slaughtered in certain states or how it is even possible that killing contests could be legal.  Many find it shocking and so hard to believe.   An example is in the state of Wisconsin, killing contests are perfectly legal. It is a form of “recreation,” turning killing into a scoring “sport,” is completely legal in Wisconsin and actively encouraged. This is occurring all over the state. The contests usually include who can kill the most and [...]

By | 2018-03-03T16:58:57+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Protect The Wolves, Wisconsin|1 Comment

A letter from a hunter that knows the importance of wolves in Wisconsin and opposes wolf poaching Bill

  Letter: Bills targeting wolf populations need to be stopped Letter to the editor  Published Jan. 27, 2018 I wanted to provide my opinions on S.B. 602/A.B. 712 as a scholar studying conservation, and as an avid hunter who is appalled by these bills. S.B. 602/A.B. 712 would prevent Wisconsin law enforcement officers from enforcing or attempting to enforce any federal or state law relating to wolf management or the illegal killing of wolves; along with preventing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from expending any funds for wolf management, or informing or supporting federal law enforcement officers regarding the [...]

By | 2018-02-15T06:50:34+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Legislation, Protect The Wolves, Protect Wisconsin Wolves, Wisconsin|2 Comments