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As if one dose of Scott Walker was not enough today, here is what our esteemed governor had to say about the wolf kill bill that he signed today. This was taken off a press release from his office today:
“Senate Bill 411 provides for a wolf hunting and trapping season in Wisconsin from October 15th through the end of February if the wolf is removed from the United States and Wisconsin lists of endangered and threatened species. This establishes Wisconsin as the first state to have a wolf hunting season east of the Mississippi.”
“With this law, we are opening the door for the DNR to have rules in place for a wolf hunt beginning in October of this year,” Governor Walker said. “The Wisconsin wolf population has grown from about 25 wolves in 1980 to more than 800. The swelling wolf population has created a hardship for many farmers and homeowners. The DNR is ready to put the rules in place that will allow them to reduce the herd to a healthy, sustainable level.”
“Governor Walker thanked Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) for their work on the wolf hunting bill.”
So there you have it. Walker is just so proud that Wisconsin will be the first state to start slaughtering wolves this fall. And yes, a special thanks goes out to Scott Suder and Terry Moulton for allowing the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and their seven lawyers to write this abomination of a bill for them. Thank you for ignoring the will of the people and allowing our wolves to be slaughtered for four and half months with dogs, at night, trapped, and baited.
And one more thing. Someone should tell this genius that wolves live in packs not herds. And these are the people we let make our laws?