Elect Officials Who Prioritize Protecting Wolves

Target: Wisconsin voters

Goal: Commend voters for protecting wolves and push for elected officials who also protect wolves

In a survey from the United States Humane Society about protecting wolves from trophy hunters and trappers, Wisconsin public voted 8-1 to protect them. 85 percent also oppose using packs of dogs to track down wolves. Wisconsin Legislature has struggled with votes on wolf protection, but the public seems to be on the side of the animal. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed wolves from the Endangered Species list and later approved a bill to trap and kill them. The wolf population is only around 800 individual animals in the entire state of Wisconsin, so this is a blow to the fragile ecosystem.

On June 26, the Natural Resources Board voted on a proposed increase on the quota of wolves allowed to be trapped. The quota would go from 201 in 2012 to 275 in 2013. The  Natural Resources Board received 1,439 letters from the public who opposed the quota increase, and not even one that supported it. However, the Natural Resources Board rubber stamped the bill, with one member of the vote, William Bruins, saying “God created homo sapiens to be in charge of controlling wildlife populations.” Clearly, the elected officials do not agree with their voters.

79 percent of the Wisconsin public also said they would support legislation to prevent private citizens from owning wild animals as pets. Wisconsin is one of six states without provisions for protecting animals and residents from the risks of owning a wild animal.

In February 2013, the Humane Society of the United States and other wildlife protection groups plan to file a lawsuit to restore federal protections for Great Lakes wolves. Urge Wisconsin citizens to elect officials who prioritize protecting wolves.

 PETITION LETTER:
Dear Wisconsin public,
I would like to commend your efforts to protect wolves, but they are not enough. While you want to protect the dwindling wolf population, your elected officials do not. They recently voted to increase the number of wolves allowed to be killed to 74 animals higher than last year’s number. This is unacceptable.
The National Resources Board is not listening to your desire to protect wolves. One official, in particular, feels that God put humans on earth to hunt wolves and manage their populations. Your other elected officials are not contesting this feeling of superiority over wildlife. Livestock groups and special interest groups make up a large part of this board. They do not want to protect wolves like you, the public, do. Please vote out the current officials and vote in people who care about wolves.
Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: ForestWander via Wikimedia Commons

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3 Comments

  1. Help all predators all wild dogs and cats! Humans kill yet use the claim overpopulated but humans are more overpopulated than animals! If you have a dog and you kill a wolf you kill your dogs kin same with cats! Help all wolfs! Help them spread truth about them! Do not listen to kids stories about a bad wolf!

  2. Missladyjane says:

    PROTECT ALL WOLF SPECIES EVERYWHERE! Honor your words, all your doing is showing that laws can be broken and you care for nothing but yourself. You where put in office to do what the people asked and you are out numbered.

  3. WiZaRd Of The Wolf Nation says:

    Let’s get rid of the ALL the extremist politicians,
    starting with that mental-moron Gov. Scott Walker
    and his pitiful little gang of puny-packaged
    redneck trophy huntin’ pieces-of-$#I+!!!

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