UPDATE: Vote postponed - I wrote - Did You?
Here is our new web site for Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic - Vote Our Wildlife (WE VOW) http://wiwildlifeethic.org/ where you can sign up to get alerts, and take action. We are just developing the web site so be patient and we will help our wildlife.
AB502 the assembly version of the wolf kill bill has been delayed until next week. Please do all you can to network it and give people the email addresses to protest and trash this bill.
Support the amendments to take out dogs, night hunting and the 135 day length of the torment.
There are very few packs that depredate livestock. The Nelson Institute has done studies showing 91 % predictability of where the packs that depredate are - this could be handled peaceably with guard herd dogs in those areas - much cheaper than paying hounders for the dogs that will be killed up against wolf packs day and night.
Michael Vick went to prison for this on a small scale.
This will generate trespass and eco-disruption across the entire north during winter when deer need to bed down, bears need to den and people want some respite from violence and domination by wildlife killers.
Please act and network now - think of what groups you know that would care about the massive disruption and damage we humans are doing to the web of life that supports us all - wolves and coyotes being key species.
AB311 is scheduled for a vote today (iT WAS POSTPONED) in the full assembly to cement in law trapping in all state and county parks. All $1.6 billion dollars of general public investment is implicated. Stewardship funded land must allow trapping or Stewardship lands cannot be purchased.
It is perverse to buy lands under the guise of "stewardship" to rape out the wildlife for miles around in the cruellest ways - trapping, bowhunting and four and a half months of killing when wildlife are most vulnerable in winter. Call your reps now - the vote is today.
Or avoid our "public" lands full of landmines and killing.
AB 384 takes crossbows to 12 yr.olds and up (formerly reserved as a high power weapon for over 65 year olds who just did not get enough killing and are too weak to pull a bow)
AB411 has NOT been voted on yet - and amendments are offered -- the WOLF KILL BILL already passed the senate 24-9 with bi-partisan support of 7 "Democrats" to be called out by name - and is now going before the assembly today where it will pass with dogs running across the north on wolves.
Michael Vick who went to prison for dog-fighting is a amateur compared to turning the entire north into the Roman coliseum of packs of dogs on packs of wolves and armed packs of men.
GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR WISCONSIN LEGISLATORS ARE AND CALL THEM
CALL if you care at all about nature and suffering. All those "spiritual people" - where are you?
"One of the most absurd pieces of legislation ever put forth by extremists in the legislature is now moving through the legislative process - AB 502. This bill provides not only threatens human safety but is full of the most barbaric inhumane treatment of a wildlife population ever written into proposed law. People who countenance this sort of treatment of animals ought to be subject to the law themselves and imprisoned for inhumane treatment of animals.
There are 5.6 million people in Wisconsin, 3.4 million cattle, 1 million deer, and 800 wolves. If you listen to the gun toting minority of hunters in this state, one would think that these wolves are threatening the very existence of humanity.
While thousands of people get killed every year by automobile and thousands by gun fire, the 700 wolves present a wonderful target for testosterone filled males who love guns and get off by killing some wild animal. This law is nothing more than one more SUPERPAC hunter/trapper move to dominate our wildlife management.
Please vote NO to this piece of trash legislation." Gaylord Yost, retired forester comment as sample
Even a short note against this bill AB 502 can help. I have included the list of senators which may be our only hope for sanity - and that companion bill is SB411. We are up against the entrenched hunting various lobbies, especially the bear hunters and WI Wildlife Federation - the cattle ranchers, and (go figure) the Cranberry Association (who also promote the destruction of beavers):