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Friday, November 1, 2013

It's not the big bad wolf; it's the big bad hunter and trapper

Just got this from Jamie Rappaport Clark, and the "big bad wolf" is not the villain in this story; it's the big bad hunters and trappers over in Minnesota's sister state of Wisconsin:

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 CRISIS: Wisconsin Wolves Killed in Record Numbers
Wolf in snow Robert Weiman
 In Wisconsin, more wolves have been killed in 16 days than during the entire 2012 hunting and trapping season.
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Dear Virginia,
In Wisconsin, more wolves have been killed in 16 days than during the entire 2012 hunting and trapping season.
Yes, you read that correctly.
In just over two weeks, hunters and trappers in Wisconsin have killed off more than 181 wolves. This represents a horrible and disturbing trend of accelerated anti-wolf attitudes and killing. 
How did this happen?
Reports suggest that the state Wolf Advisory Committee is now overrun by livestock and hunting and trapping interests – and the deck is now completely stacked against wolves.
This committee makes recommendations on quotas, policies and even population goals. But several scientific experts have been removed from the committee, and livestock and hunting and trapping interests have been added on in their place!
No outside scientists are on the committee, and only one pro-wolf group is represented. There are, however, seven livestock, hunting and trapping groups represented!
We’ve come so far in our efforts to restore wolves to their historic range in the Great Lakes region. But with anti-wolf forces more aggressive than ever, we’re at a crossroads.
Thanks for all you do.
For the wolves,
Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife
Jamie Rappaport Clark
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