A few minutes ago, I just received the handout from those who testified at yesterdays wolf killing rubber-stamping before the Natural Resources Board. There are some insulting and ridiculous comments that show the true intention of the anti-wolf factions in this state. First we have the testimony from Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC, WBHA) who is whining about the quota being “too low” and demeaning that wolves be killed to 350. He then goes on to say that he will demand that the wolf killing license fees be dropped to be more in line with the wolf slaughtering states in the west. He also talks about how he “wrote” the bill with the DNR and “consulted with hunters and farmers. Apparently he hasn’t realized that we know who really wrote the bill. This guy really is one arrogant piece of work. Apparently he thinks that he is the ONLY one who has a say about what happened to wolves in this state. He goes on to say “I gave the department great flexibility to create rules to achieve a framework for a hunting and trapping season including setting quota’s, zones, and permit levels.” HE gave them this flexibility. Someone needs to put this guy in his place. His e-mail address is on the document. Please send him a message and inform him that he is not the only one in this state who gets to decide what happens to wolves.
What follows is even more insanity and attacks against the “antis” who are getting in the way of their hunting’ heritage. Be sure to read the comments from Dan Perotti of Ironwood, Michigan. Here is just a sample:
“Together hunters, trappers, sporting dog enthusiasts, livestock producers, hobby farmers, and others will stand strong against the Antis.”
I almost fell out of my chair reading that one. Antis? The only “antis” that I see here are the anti-wolf zealots who will stop at nothing to destroy an already fragile population. And these are the people that the DNR and Legislature listen to? I still have a lot more to read tonight, but I am posting the testimony here. If you care anything for wolves some of what you read will make you furious. Please share your comments about this.