Today the US House of Representatives passed HR 6784, the “Manage Our Wolves Act” despite public opposition from constituents, scientists, hunters and business owners.
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.
Nowhere in the Public Hearing was there mention of the critically important role the wolf plays in keeping our deer herd healthy.