Yesterday, an article appeared on the Wisconsin State Journal’s website from Professor Ron Seely who writes a blog for the paper titled “Seely on Science.” Seely has an excellent commentary about the wolf kill bill and points out that lack of scientific input in the process and the barbaric methods by which wolves will be killed. The DNR even admits their lack of a role in how this bill was written:
“Under questioning by board member Christine Thomas, a professor and dean of resource management at UW-Stevens Point, an uncomfortable Kurt Thiede, agency administrator of land, admitted that the agency has a fairly limited role in setting up the hunt.
Set in stone by legislative action and not subject to change by the DNR are some of the most controversial – even among noted wolf biologists — details of how wolves will be killed. These include the five-month season (extending into breeding season), the use of bait, night hunting, the use of dogs, and trapping.
“The board has a limited role here,” said Chairman Dave Clausen. “This is pretty much the Legislature’s bill. The Legislature is driving this thing completely. They are in the driver’s seat on this.”
So why even have a Natural Resources Board if bear hounder shill like Scott Suder and his ilk can make laws that are “set in stone?”
Wisconsin citizens should be absolutely horrified and embarrassed at what this state wants to perpetrate on a species that is less than four months removed from the endangered species list. Along with the already legal act of using hounds against coyotes, wolves will now be subjected to the same treatment. It is illegal to allow domestic dogs to fight other dogs, but perfectly acceptable to allow packs of vicious hounds to go after coyotes and wolves? What the hell is wrong with this state? Under Wisconsin law it is illegal to use dogs to kill a wild animal. If that is the case then why are packs of vicious dogs allowed to run free in the woods to go after wild animals. Does anyone believes that these killer dogs do not and have not killed coyotes, bears, raccoons, and other wild animals? I wonder how many hounders have been prosecuted for this? I would bet few to none. Michael Vick should move to Wisconsin because he would fit right in here along with the other sadists who love to pit canines against each other.