A Lesson in Arrogance and Overreach

02 Sep

Ever since Dane County Circuit Court Judge Peter Anderson handed down the injunction that stopped hounders dead in their tracks from going after wolves, the whining from anti-wolf zealots and hounders has only intensified. Hounders continue to say that anyone who is against their “sport” is just “misinformed.” Hounders and their supporters are even accusing the plaintiffs in the case of lying under oath. Here is a taste of what one hounding supporter and hunting shill wrote on the pro-killing website Wisconsin Outdoor Fun:

“Jeremy Rine of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance said anti-hunting groups filed an amended complaint with some outrageously ridiculous allegations about wolf hunters and hunting, including that hunters were trying to adopt dogs from shelters to use as “bait” to hunt wolves.

The groups also claimed that hunting wolves with dogs will cause more livestock depredation, driving wolves closer to farms. Hmm. Isn’t the whole point of the hunting and trapping season to reduce the number of wolves, thereby reducing depredation?

Additionally, one of the plaintiffs, described as a “wolf tracker,” said she could find herself scared and surrounded by packs of unleashed hounds while she was in the woods looking for wolves.

Are you kidding me? I would think she should be far more concerned being close to a pack of wolves than a pack of trained, trailing hounds.”

Trained trailing hounds? Yes those “trailing hounds” are so harmless. If you need a reminder of what these “trained” hounds do when they comes across a wounded animal (notice the hounders just standing there enjoying the brutality) look at this video used under the Fair Use Doctrine:

What kind of person can defend this garbage? Wisconsin Outdoor “Fun” indeed.

The hounders have taken control of the DNR and Legislature in Wisconsin and the time is NOW to expose them. While they constantly spread lies and propaganda about their “sport” we all know what they are really about. They cry and whine that a “liberal Dane County Judge” shouldn’t have the “right” to decide that dogs cannot be used against wolves. These “barstool lawyers” buy into the garbage that they are exempt from animal cruelty laws. This is the second case where sadists have tried to use that argument and it will be the second case where they fail. While the Legislature in this state is full of anti-wildlife zealots like Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC), the judiciary is generally much wiser and is not afraid to call them out on this garbage.

With this lawsuit and injunction the hounders and their backers in the DNR and Legislature are being put on notice that this is what happens when you overreach. This victory may be small and not even permanent but realize that this is only the beginning. The massive overreach by Suder, Ribeye, Meyer, and their allies has shone a spotlight on what these sadists do to wildlife in our state. As the sadistic bear hounders take to the woods this month in their annual bear torture and slaughter fest, they need to be reminded that many more people are now paying attention to what they are doing. As the above video shows their arrogance knows no bounds. They will videotape animal fighting and post it all over the internet without a second thought. It is not just “animal rights extremists” who are noticing what theses sadists are really about. Hounders are despised within their own hunting community. This lawsuit is just a taste of what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you and overreach. Of course these sadists have been protected by the DNR and their enablers for so long they think that there will be no repercussions for their acts. It is time that we demand that the laws be followed and enforced. It is also time to ban hounding nationwide. This is just the first step.




Posted by on September 2, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


10 responses to “A Lesson in Arrogance and Overreach

  1. louisekane

    September 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    good post its about time this disgusting “sport” was ended permanently, what a lousy sadistic thing to do to an animal. Its creepy like fox hunting which was outawed in the UK. if they can do it so can we. No dogs hunting, steel traps, snares and killing animals for fun. Its sick, sick, sick. Who has fun killing an animal?

    • rali74

      September 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks Louise. It is always great to hear from you. On the same day that the Obama Administration agains sold out wolves, we had this victory. Even if it is short lived it feels good to finally prevail with common decency over the sadism that is so entrenched in our society.

  2. Bobette Traul

    September 3, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I wonder who is trying to buy off who right now. Remember the WCC went to Salazar to start this thing. Those phonies must be reeling.

  3. chance

    September 3, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I sent the writer of the article an email over the weekend where I clarified the continued misrepresentation that the population goal in Wisconsin is “350”. These people never quit. I explained that the 350 goal was a number that was agreed to well before anyone knew how the wolf recovery plan would play out, and that that number is more related to the actual carrying capacity of the wolf population and should be based in Science instead of what the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation thinks it should be. We will have to watch the Bear Hunters BIT^& Scott Suder closely because you know he will try to get that 350 number written in stone in the State…..

  4. chance

    September 3, 2012 at 7:29 am

    According to Wdleven and others in the DNR they know the actual carrying capacity is around 700-800 animals. People can see by the population estimates over the last few years that the population of wolves has leveled out

    • madravenspeak

      September 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      The International Wolf Center in Minnesota is part of the reason they have over 3,000 wolves. Education creates tolerance. We need a say for wolf and wildlife lovers. We must organize. Please network the site and join us in membership to empower a voice for wildlife!

  5. gannonned

    September 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I agree completely with Chance. 350 was a number arrived at in the seventies. Hardly an updated scientific number. Also, this is a nice piece dealing with the XL pipeline and wolves. Reminded me of the book Being Caribou.

    • rali74

      September 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      We humans never learn. As the wildlife goes so do we. What is it going to take to make these greedy bastards realize that we are on borrowed time? Of course what do they care? They can live fat and happy during their pathetic lives and leave the pain and suffering to the future generations.

  6. madravenspeak

    September 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The hunter fear-mongering about a tracker being more afraid of wolves than hunters is the usual tripe. Dick Thiel, now retired DNR biologist, who worked with Wisconsin wolf packs for THIRTY years – said on public radio, ” I have worked with wolves for 30 years. I have pushed wolves off of deer carcasses. I have had wolves walk right up to me. I never felt the need to carry a firearm – and I never did.” The vicious species here is man, uncontrolled.

    WE MUST ORGANIZE. Please network the site. It is for you to organize politically. Network it to facebook and other sites and grow this group. The hunter/trapper/hounder advantage is coalition and organizing (besides having structured the DNR and the whole system for THEM)…We are the majority if we wake people up. The DNR set up is funding by killing licenses. It is a bias we cannot overcome. Follow the money. We need to take our wildlife watching funds already in the state tax coffers and direct them to fair first time democratic funding of our agency, REPLACING killing licenses with general public funding. Then we can decide. The legislators who passed through this wolf kill bill, who put trapping into all public lands in Wisconsin – just care about being re-elected. Nothing else. So they think the Farm Bureau, NRA, hunter coalition will tip them over the edge since legislators are elected on very small margins.

    If we bring them a wildlife watching coalition of the 2.5 million wildlife watchers in Wisconsin, they will listen. Bring 10 of your friends to this group and have them each bring 10 of theirs. We can do this!

  7. J Geno

    September 28, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Too bad the animals can’t do this same treatment to these UNHUMANS…NOTHING HUMANE ABOUT ANY OF THIS CRAP!!!


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