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State Files to Dismiss Wolf Lawsuit-Shock

26 Aug

Apparently trying to suppress the vote in Wisconsin hasn’t taken up all of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollens’s time. On Wednesday Van Hollen and the state filed a motion to dismiss the recently filed lawsuit against Wisconsin’s barbaric use of dogs. From the article:

“The motion, filed by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Assistant Attorney General Cynthia Hirsch, asserts the lawsuit should be dismissed because “there is no support in the law for the plaintiffs’ claims.”

The lawsuit was filed by several Wisconsin-based humane societies and individuals against the DNR. It claims the department has failed to establish rules to protect dogs in the wolf hunting season scheduled to begin Oct. 15. The state Legislature established most of the rules for the wolf hunting and trapping season, including the use of dogs. Wisconsin is the only state to authorize the use of dogs for wolf hunting.”

Gee, maybe the “support in the law” should be the fact that no other state allows the legalized dog fighting that Wisconsin wants to allow. Do these people have any sense of common decency? If this lawsuit fails hounders in this state will be able to run their dogs 24 hours a day against wolves all under the guise of “training.” On private property hounders will be able to do this for the entire year with no restrictions. On public land they will be able to do this for up to 10 months again under the guise of “training.” Of course if a wolf happens to threaten one of their “precious” dogs while “training” them, the hounder is allowed to kill the wolf while on private property with ZERO repercussions. Then if the hounder claims he was “stalking” coyotes the DNR will cut him a nice fat $2500 check if his “precious” dog is killed.

If anyone needs a reminder of what constitutes “training” for these sadists here is an example:

How can we as a society continue to allow this garbage? The sadists who promote this barbarity even have the nerve to label it as a “tradition.” While the rest of the nation scorns thugs like Michael Vick for what they did to domestic dogs states like Wisconsin actively promote hounding as “recreation” and “tradition.” Long before wolves were thrown into the fray, Wisconsin found it to be perfectly acceptable to run packs of vicious dogs against bears, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, bobcats, and turkeys. TURKEYS!?!?!?!?!?! A small minority within a minority have taken total control of this state and how wildlife is “managed.” The bear hounders conducted a silent coup right under the noses of the rest of the hunting community in the state.

Regardless of the success or failure of this lawsuit, we need to work on getting a ballot initiative started to ban hounding in Wisconsin. Of course the extremist hunters will say that we are trying to ban ALL hunting. While that would be nice in a perfect world, all of us know that will never happen. We need to focus on ending this “tradition” of legalized animal fighting. I have been surrounded by hunters my entire life and not once have I ever heard a positive word about hounders. I even read a comment where someone called hounders the “meth-heads of the hunting community.” I think that is a fitting description.

While the hounders and other anti-wolf zealots like Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC), celebrate their “victory” the rest of the country is taking notice. The spotlight is now on Wisconsin and their brutal “tradition” of hounding and legalized animal fighting. Keep gloating and belittling us living wildlife advocates, Suder. The rest of the hunting community is finally catching on to your power grabs. On issues like these the pendulum can shift rather quickly. Are George Meyer and Scott Suder prepared for the backlash?

 
5 Comments

Posted by on August 26, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

5 responses to “State Files to Dismiss Wolf Lawsuit-Shock

  1. chance

    August 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I’ve said this many times before. These people are not embarrassed. It is a shame that a group of minority extremists with such a radical view of how wildlife should be treated can have so much power. They need to be stopped…..They think we are the extremists!!!!! According to them- having the hounds shake out the wolves onto waiting hunters is how everyone hunts….These people are SLOBS- plain and simple.

     
  2. chance

    August 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Long term these events can’y be good for the future of hunting

     
  3. gannonned

    August 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    This is horrific and inhuman and difficult to watch, not because I have a weak stomach but because it isn’t in anyway necessary. I’ve watched in person a wild animal bring down another animal, but that is part of a cycle. That’s what these guys don’t get. This has nothing to do with the cycle of life. In fact, this interrupts it and is antithetical to any kind of love of the outdoors. To think that dog fighting is illegal and this is legal is to parse some kind of fine line so that something as unethical as this can endure. These guys are no more ethical than Michael Vick, they just aren’t breaking any laws. As a state or a country we can try to look the other way, but to say that this produces anything worthwhile in man or animal is ludicrous. Is it that we are afraid of what people like this will do if we challenge their sick indulgences?

     
  4. Bobette Traul

    August 27, 2012 at 12:31 am

    There has to be more cards in play.

     
    • rali74

      August 27, 2012 at 9:42 am

      We will know more this week. I am optimistic that because the case is being heard in Dane County that the judge will use common sense. One way or another this exposes Scott Suder, George Meyer, and the bear hounders for what they really are. The pendulum will swing back in our favor. Just give it time.

       

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