We need your help to get the attention of Ricky Gervais to have him appear in a Public Service Announcement on Wisconsin wolves!
Today the US House of Representatives passed HR 6784, the “Manage Our Wolves Act” despite public opposition from constituents, scientists, hunters and business owners.
Starting this Saturday, over 12,000 bear hounds will be set loose on public land across Wisconsin to harass wildlife and disturb the peace of these natural areas.
This proposed bill would prohibit conservation wardens and federal law enforcement officers from enforcing wolf conservation laws, prevent funds to be used for wolf depredations, and stop all wolf population monitoring in Wisconsin. Please join us in opposition at the hearing on Wednesday, January 10th.
Each year hundreds of coyotes are killed in “competitions” throughout Wisconsin, but these contests send a message that killing is fun, wild animals are disposable, and life is cheap.
The bill eliminates the requirement for bear and wolf hounders to carry rabies and license tags for their hunting hounds. A public hearing was held one day after the bill was released.
Please use this letter as a template to express your opposition to the bear hounding and baiting practices that are currently being allowed to take place with very little regulation on our public lands.
A number of environmental groups, including the Endangered Species Coalition, want to keep hunters who use packs of dogs out of public lands in Wisconsin, including the state's national forests.
If the bill passes, plans are already set in place to open sport and trophy hunting seasons on Great Lakes wolves which will mean more hounding, trapping, snaring and high kill quotas.
Starting today, twelve thousand or more hounds will be set loose on public lands across Wisconsin to harass wildlife and disturb the peace of these natural areas.