**Update** Of all of the animals that Wisconsin allows dos to be used against I forgot one: turkeys. Turkeys! So much for their fantasy of “fair chase.”
The DNR has announced that they will be holding four hearings in Wisconsin to help determine the number of wolf killing permits to be issued and the number of wolves to be killed. Any bets that these “hearings” will be dominated by the anti-wolf factions that wrote the bill and control the wildlife in this state?
If you are able to attend one of these hearings please consider doing so. I don’t know how much of it will really make a difference because I am sure their minds are made up. They are hellbent on a wholesale slaughter but we need to make them aware that people are watching. I should try not to be so cynical, but judging how this whole process has played out thus far it is difficult to see the state being rational about this.
Dogs as Weapons
Remember that under Wisconsin law it is illegal for any wild animal to be killed by dogs. This wolf kill bill flies in the face of that and we need to make sure we call them on that. Wisconsin now allows wolves, bears, coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons to be terrorized by packs of free running vicious dogs, yet they claim the dogs don’t kill the animals? Give me a break! By allowing the use of dogs to go after wolves and coyotes Wisconsin has basically legalized dog fighting under the guise of “conservation” and “wildlife management.” Who enforces this? There are videos all over the internet showing wild animals, mostly bears, being attacked by packs of hounds in Wisconsin. What ever happened to the rule of law that these “conservatives” claim is important to them? Instead of being limited or banned as much of the country is doing, Wisconsin has expanded the use of dogs a weapons under the guise of “tradition” and “conservation.”
We need to spread the word about this. Do we really want packs of vicious dogs allowed to run free in our woods to torment wildlife for over half of the year? What about the property owners and their pets or children? They are worried about nonexistent wolf attacks while packs of vicious dogs are allowed to run free across the northern part of the state. What is the real threat? Wisconsin is the only state that plans to allow packs of vicious dogs to go after wolves. Not even the wolf hating states of Idaho and Montana allow this. California is close to banning hounding and we need to follow their lead. If the public really knows what happens to the animals that are tormented by these “men” and dogs then we can force real change. We need to take the blinders off of the public and show them what the state’s idea of “conservation” is really all about.
It is time to reenergize our cause. I ask that all living wildlife advocates spread far and wide what the State of Wisconsin is allowing to happen to our wildlife, and that our beloved dogs are now used as weapons under the guise of “conservation.” I have posted this video several times, but it needs to be spread far and wide:
This deplorable behavior is not enforced in Wisconsin. This happens every day during hounding season. These sadists are so brazen that they post it on the internet for the whole world to see because they know the DNR won’t do a damn thing about it. Please share this far and wide. We need this behavior to be banned and force the DNR to enforce existing law.