Today the US House of Representatives passed HR 6784, the “Manage Our Wolves Act” despite public opposition from constituents, scientists, hunters and business owners.
Make the call to your representative and urge them to vote "NO" on HR 6784 using this toll free number (847) 232-6848 today and tell them the wolf needs the protections of the Endangered Species Act.
Contact Debbie Stabenow, head of the Agriculture Senate Committee and ask her for a clean Farm Bill with no anti-ESA riders.
This is a HUGE victory meaning that wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will not face hunting and trapping seasons in the near future!
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.
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...
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.
The answer is simple. We give our all for this species because no other animal on the planet is so demonized, lied about, and the subject of such unbridled hate from a vocal minority.