Another undemocratic, unscientific and desperate attempt to kill for killings sake is underway this week in Wisconsin. This siege on wolves is not unlike the siege we have seen across the country by Republicans who are terrified to lose traction on what the Trump administration has been attempting to destroy. This time, our wolves will die at the hands of trophy hunters by all barbaric methods, including being hounded by packs of dogs.
The legislative committee has come right out to admit that the whole purpose of rushing this hunt is to kill as many of our wolves as they can now before they are likely relisted again by the courts. Meaning this hunt will be ruled as illegal but allowed anyways while we continue to fight delisting in court.
A special NRB meeting is being held plotting a statewide wolf hunt to begin IMMEDIATELY.
The virtual meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in the Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., in Madison. The public can watch the Special Meeting via Zoom here. If the meeting is at capacity or you are unable to join, the Special Meeting will also be livestreamed here. Although the public will not be allowed to attend the meeting in person due to COVID-19, the public is encouraged to participate remotely.
WE NEED YOU TO ACT NOW. The deadline for remote public appearance requests and written comments is 8 AM on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. While it is VITAL that all those who love wolves speak out about this ridiculous proposal, it is best that you register to testify over public comment as it is more impactful.
REGISTER TO TESTIFY >> Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register to testify at this meeting.
SUBMIT YOUR WRITTEN COMMENTS >> https://www.research.net/r/NRB_22Jan2021_Wolf
The Wisconsin wolf management plan of 1999 amended in 2007 contains scientific errors that should be addressed and corrected if the state wants the plan to represent the best available science. It also contains implicit value judgments that should be clearly separated from the science. Those value judgments no longer represent the majority of the state’s residents. This proposal to hunt wolves again is being swiftly rushed behind the general public’s back to appease a narrow minority. Approving a wolf hunt in this manner will outrage wisconsinites across the state, and we must rally to stop it NOW.
Opening another statewide wolf hunt will cost the lives of livestock and wolves, increase environmental crimes, turn the majority against wildlife managers, and flout the best available science. PLEASE ACT TODAY.
WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY MORNING AT BY 8:00 AM: