Celebrating Endangered Species Day, a Wildlife Day 2023 recap, changes coming to state wolf management plan, new legislation that would remove wolves from the ESA, a study analyzing why removing carnivores might maintain or increase risks for domestic animals, upcoming May Fireside Chats and more!
FOTWW Howls Back at Wolf Delisting Hearing in Hudson, WI
Last week we attended the Ron Johnson and USFWS public hearing on national wolf delisting - here's what happened....
PRESS RELEASE: Dane County WI Approves Wildlife Killing Contest Ban Resolution, Urging Legislature, DNR and Governor to Action
Last night, the Dane County Board of Supervisors, in a unanimous vote, passed Resolution 502, urging the Wisconsin Legislature to develop and support changes to statutes to ban any and all future wildlife killing contests.
The Economic Cost of a Great Lakes Wolves Delisting Rider
Imagine Wisconsin losing a potential 168,000 jobs and $17.9 billion in consumer spending. If the policy “rider” that aims to de-list Great Lakes wolves is included in Congress’s budget bill, Wisconsin could see a severe drop in these numbers. Wolves are vital to our economy in both direct and indirect ways.
Melissa Smith: Tammy Baldwin should protect wolves not seek to delist them
Congress should not enact laws to circumvent the courts, ignore science or take away our right to challenge decisions.
Sample Letter to Senator Tammy Baldwin
Right now, hunting, trapping and livestock groups are actively organizing to have Great Lakes wolves stripped of their endangered status without judicial review as soon as next month. This bill is co-sponsored by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) making the legislation “bi-partisan”. Please contact her TODAY to express your opposition. Here's how....
Meeting Behind Enemy Lines
On Wednesday evening, I spoke out about the need for science to play a larger role in policy decision- making regarding the grey wolf and other endangered species protections in Wisconsin to a room full of t-shirts that read "kill all the wolves" and "a good wolf is a dead wolf". Here's what I learned...
ACTION ALERT: Public Comment on Wolf Conflicts in Minnesota
The assessment analyzes the potential environmental impacts of Wildlife Service involvement in wolf damage management in Minnesota.
Go Meat-Free for Wolves and Wildlife
Most people have a vague idea about how hamburgers are made, but few consumers are aware of the cost of that burger, and it goes far beyond the 99¢ menu.