In today’s edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel an article appeared showing that outrage over the wolf kill bill and the process that led to it has even outraged some hunters. When a writer like Paul Smith, who glamorizes all kinds of killing, writes an article pointing out absurd points of this bill, you know something is wrong. Here is the article:
While I would never call the killing of any animal a “harvest” some very valid points are made in this article. Of course the selfishness of some hunters also show through. Take this for example:
William Andrews hunts for grouse and woodcock near Clam Lake.
“Please do not allow the use of leg traps for wolf hunting during grouse and woodcock hunting season,” Andrews said. “I can’t imagine the possibility of a beautiful bird hunting dog having a leg caught in a wolf trap.”
What about the beautiful wolf, coyote, or any other animal caught in one of these barbaric devices? And people wonder why we think most hunters are selfish?
That aside, Smith points out that this ridiculous bill increases the likelihood of a lawsuit being filed soon to stop this insanity. When unabashed pro-hunting people even question the wisdom of a killing proposal, something is not right. It looks like Scott Suder, George Meyer, and all of the other extremist anti-wolfers may have alienated and outraged more people than us “tree huggers.” In my own area I am hearing more and more people who are furious at this insane proposal. The question that I ask is: Where was this outrage when the bill was in the Legislature?