in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan were removed from the endangered species
list in January 2012, the Wisconsin legislature immediately introduced bills to
allow hunting and trapping of wolves in the state.
2011 WISCONSIN ACT 169 was signed into law on 2 April 2012
and published on 16 April 2012.
Though several states
now have wolf hunts, Wisconsin is the ONLY state in the country to allow
the training and use of dogs to pursue wolves! We at the Wisconsin
Puppy Mill Project strongly agree that This is NOT
the type of leadership that reflects well on our state!
In our opinion,
unrestricted use of dogs in hunting wolves violates the letter and spirit of
Wisconsins animal cruelty and animal fighting laws by guaranteeing bloody
and violent encounters between wolves and dogs -- with horrendous consequences
for the hounds.
We are finding that
even most mainstream hunters OPPOSE the use of dogs to pursue wolves, as they
feel it doesn't give game the opportunity for fair chase, poses a threat to
both private property rights and safe use and enjoyment of public lands by
everyone, and increases the opportunity for dog to wolf conflict...some feel
that it is nothing more than "legalized dogfighting."
Wolf Hunt controversy is multifacted and at times, confusing. We have tried to
present an overall history of the hunt, an insight into the legal battles going
on to stop the use of hounds in hunting wolves, the opinions of
"mainstream hunters" who are opposed to dogs in wolf hunting, a
sampling of media stories, and some suggestions on what YOU can do to take the
Hounds out of the Hunt -- including legislation that was introduced in both
houses of the WI State Legislature to prohibit the use of dogs in tracking and
hunting wolves. This legislation died in committee at the end of the 2013-2014
Legislative Session, due to the apparent reluctance of committee members to
listen to their constituents and put the bills on their respective calendars
If you are
curious as to how the wolf hunt quotas are determined, please see the
WI DNR Wolf Management Plan Page information on the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resourdes website.
WOLF GROUP ADVERTISES AGAINST WOLF HUNT WITH BILLBOARD IN DELLS
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